I doubt more than a handful of you know who Don Frye is, so here’s a little lesson: When the UFC was young and new and owned by Semaphore Entertainment Group, he was one of the first dudes to put the “mixed” in mixed martial arts – and he did it in true ass-kicker fashion, blending wrestling and boxing with monster trucks and copious amounts of shotguns. When Don Frye bled, he bled Coors, and it was not uncommon for him to chew tobacco during fights and spit wads of it onto the Octagon floor.
Frye is, of course, being inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame. And he had some words about that recently.
As per MMAJunkie:
“I didn’t think it would ever happen,” Frye said. “It shocked the hell out of me. I mean, Mr. White and I got into a pissing contest on the internet seven or eight years ago. It kept going – I don’t know why – and now all of a sudden he’s opening the door. Last year, they opened the door and let me into the UFC Fan Expo, and I guess it went good enough that it made the other door open.”
Frye went on to brush off any lingering bad blood with White, who praised the soon-to-be Hall of Famer as “a legend in this sport and one of the toughest guys to ever compete.”
“I tell you, the timing couldn’t be better,” Frye said. “I need this more than anything. Nothing good is going on in my life. My horse died back on Labor Day. My wife betrayed me and is taking the kids with her, so I got nothing. This is a breath of fresh air.”
Don Frye is a true American, and if Donald Trump were elected President, it only makes sense for Frye to be Secretary of Defense.