And the list grows… Earlier this week we posted Gilbert Melendez’s Girlfriend Keri Taylor as a new addition to the hottest girlfriends and wives of MMA, and guess what pops up? A Mens Fitness pictorial of Rich “Ace” Franklin’s wife Beth Franklin. Well, we did mention her in our first post, but we never showed her off quite the same way that Men’s Fitness has. So, here are some of the highlights of the Men’s Fitness article, follow up with the pics that you came here for.
You and Rich have been married for eight years now. Where did you two meet?
We went to high school together, but didn’t start dating until we were getting our Master’s degrees. Rich only weighed 155 lbs as a senior in high school but by the time he entered college he looked a lot different.
How much of your day is planned around Rich’s training and fight schedule?
All of our plans revolve around what time Rich has to be at the gym each day. His training is always the first priority. I am a very independent person, so I keep myself busy while he trains. The closer it gets to fight time, the more hectic his schedule becomes, and the more I rely on my girlfriends to help occupy my time.
Being the wife of an MMA fighter has to be stressful, but what are the some of the positive aspects of being so closely connected to the sport?
The best part about being an MMA wife is getting to travel to new places. We have flown to Vegas more times than I can count, and have also visited cool places like Germany, Ireland, Maui and Alaska.