The former Middleweight champion recently spoke BJPenn.com, detailing his extracurricular endeavors and what his dwindling combat sports future might hold.
He starts in with his juice business:
"Nutrition has always been a passion of mine, I have been laying the groundwork for an organic juice bar, Ze/Lin, to open this fall in LA. My first location will be in Beverly Hills. Iím excited and even busier. Iím always training, but not prepping for a fight currently."
Franklin has competed against many of the biggest names on the roster, including Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, among others. He has had inconsistent success, splitting (4-4) his last eight matches since Sept. 2008.
He has one fight remaining on his current UFC contract and he has always remained steadfast in regard to satisfying his obligation with the company. And he still plans to do so ... and perhaps even a little more.
Franklin with the update:
"Initially, my projections were to have a fight before the end of the year. We will see what difficulties this juice business will bring to derail that time frame. I have 1 fight remaining on my contract. I will not make another title run. I may fight that plus one more, I really donít know."