From High School Math Teacher to UFC middleweight champ, Rich Franklin is no stranger to success in his life. Enough so that that Double E pictures and Motion Theory has optioned the rights to Franklin’s life story for a full theater production.

Already writer David Hollander has been put in charge of composing a full script. Title for the film has been decided as “American Fighter,” after the name of Franklin’s clothing line.

ā€œIā€™m excited to see the story of my career as a fighter brought to the screen, and I feel confident that the team assembled will do a great job in telling this story,ā€ said Franklin.

The movies goal will be to not only chronicle Franklins transformation from a teacher to self-trained mixed martial artist, but the sport of MMA transforming into a billion dollar industry before his eyes.

Source: Hollywood Reporter