Every one of us has a fighter inside. That’s what UFC fighter Rich Franklin has to say about his career as a fighter and how it’s impacted the way he sees people in general. On this episode you’re going to hear a very interesting conversation with this guy who was once a high school teacher turned UFC champion, and now is working as a motivational speaker and global businessman. It’s UFC champion Rich Franklin, on this episode of Crank It Up.
Teaching in high school and fighting on the weekends.
When Rich Franklin was still teaching high school he was already getting into the fighting scene. He was very skilled at karate and began taking bouts on the weekends. It wasn't unusual for him to come into class with black eyes, swollen cheeks, or even on crutches. It was quite a sight for his students, can't you imagine it? But when Rich began to climb the ranks of the fighting profession, he stops teaching it began to train full time. The rest is history. UFC champion Rich Franklin is Da