Don Frye Talks PED's and Fighters Who Are Insulting The Sport
Don "The Predator" Frye....The man, the fighter, the legend, the moustache. Few fighters command as much respect from fight fans as the hard drinking, harder fighting 46 year old UFC and PRIDE veteran. I mean this is a guy who started his combat sports career with a boxing match way back in 1989 for crying out loud.
During his time in the sport of MMA, Frye (20-9-1) has seen just about everything there is to see. He was the winner of two UFC tournaments, fought legends such as Mark Coleman, Gary Goodridge and Ken Shamrock, and had arguably the craziest 6 minutes in MMA history back at PRIDE 21, in 2002, when he and Hidehiko Yoshida smashed each others faces relentlessly.
Speaking to Jay Russell over at Vendetta Fighter, Frye was asked about the current PED problem that is taking over the sport of MMA, and as always, Frye didn't hold back.
"I mean Shit, people it�s professional sports, what do you expect. You know, you want records broke, grow up, you got congressmen cheating, lying and stealing and you got the president cheating, lying and stealing and you don�t expect it from professional athletes, come on, wake up get your head out of your ass and grow up.
Back at Ultimate Ultimate 2, they were doing pre fighter interviews I walk in there for the pre fight physical and the Doctor says �You know, were considering testing for steroids, what do you think of that?� It took me a couple of seconds and I said �I think you are around fighters� (laughs) my wife was behind me shaking her head yeah, she got it."
Frye wasn't quite done though, and also shared his opinion on the crop of todays fighters who have introduced a more "elusive" style into the sport.
�Hell, you know I like them all that show up to fight. I can�t stand Dominick Cruz, I can�t stand Lyoto Machida, let see, who�s that dumbass who just got his ass kicked by Jon Jones?....Rashad Evans, he don�t show up to fight, god damn. It�s not a dance, it�s a fight. You know you gotta step forward to fight, you can�t fight backing up. you fight to win you know. You go for the knockout and you settle for the victory. You don�t settle for a decision, you don�t go there looking for a decision and try not to lose. That�s an insult to the sport and an insult to the fans�
Now, whilst some may consider these words as bitter thoughts from a star of the past, take into consideration that this 46 year old was fighting as recently as December 2011, challenging for a promotional title no less.
To check out the full interview, which will not disappoint, head on over to the guys at Vendetta Fighter by clicking the link: http://vendettafighter.com/news/don-frye-exclusive-interview-part-1/
Published by Lee Rabey - Sat, 5 May 2012 00:19