Part of both what made and helped to tarnish Rich Franklin’s career in the UFC was that he was seen as a company man, a man that the UFC could rely upon for any little thing. He was a solid hand who once he became obsolete with the rise of Anderson Silva, went wherever they wanted and did whatever they want. So it’s no surprise when you ask Rich Franklin about fighter pay that he’s going to say that he seemed pretty okay with what he made and talks about how the UFC shouldn’t have to pay too much for their fighters.
This is just another argument in a long line of arguments about fighter pay and I’m not sure that Rich Franklin is bringing anything unique or new to the table. What do you think?