Rich Franklin and Jorge Gurgel Take Friendship to an Awkward Level (Video)

Written by Tom Ngo
July 8th, 2011

UFC Light Heavyweight Rich Franklin

It’s no secret that UFC light heavyweight Rich Franklin and Jorge Gurgel have been BFFs for years. However, as Franklin’s training camp for UFC 133 kicks into high gear, Gurgel decided to take their friendship to a whole new awkward level.

No, we’re not talking about conjuring up top secret handshakes or nicknames. Knowing that jumping in an ice bath can be one of the most excruciating experiences ever known to man, Gurgel wanted to help keep his buddy company inside the tiny little tub.

Not only that, Gurgel built a shrine equipped with his framed picture and candles. He also makes a special adjustment to his underwear just for Richie, but we’ll let you experience that awesomeness for yourselves.

For all you homophobes out there, it’s only gay if you make eye contact.

Franklin faces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 133 on August 6th inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Please click the media player below to watch male bonding at its finest:

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