“I’ll just say this — if I’m passing the torch of Cincinnati to somebody, there’s nobody I’d rather pass it to than Matt (Brown) anyways,” former UFC champion Rich Franklin said on the latest Great MMA Debate podcast. “I’ve trained with the guy and we’re friends. If I have to hand my city over, I’m going to give it to him.”
Franklin also talked about his final fight and his plans to make it happen. Currently, Franklin is spending a lot of his time working as an executive for ONE FC, a promotion primarily based in Asia, but he’s looking to make some final decisions about his last fight in the next month or so.
Listen to the podcast to hear the entire interview with Franklin, where he’s joined by Brown, Jeremy Loper, and UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman.