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  1. fullspar Banned Banned

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    Good insight into Don Frye telling his story on how he got into MMA, its quite amusing



    Cliffs
    - Had to change name due to contractual issues with his trainer
    - Started wrestling in high school, then Boxing after College
    - College wrestling gave him an ego
    - Worked doing odd jobs, working on horses, became fireman, went back to work on horses and in a mental hospital
    - Started doing Judo, cause he needed something to do, still walking around with an erection
    - Joined a Fire Department in Arizona, watching TV and saw Dan Severn fight, called him up and asked to get in on the UFC
    - Started warehouse fighting No Holds Barred
     
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  2. Ravenwing Orange Belt

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    Working on horses :eek:
     
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    Don’t forget he snapped a kid’s arm at the psychological facility while restraining him…and that was the end of his stint at the hospital. Kid shudda tapped.
     
  4. Wormwood Brown Belt

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    …by the way, skim through the comments on the video. There are some gems in there.
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  5. Credo Goldmember

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    Lol Joe had to ask him 4 times before he answered.

    What an absolute legend!
     
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    GOAT MMA moustache hands down.
     
  8. GrantB13 Red Belt

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    Was it only because of the money even though he 100% hated fighting in every way but had no other choices in life? That's what I'm told around here about all fighters.
     
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    Guy is a legend, but man does he seem incredibly unhealthy.
     
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  10. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    Frye is the man. Some of most exciting fights in mma history have come from him.
    He even gave a story that some troops told him one time on a camp visit that before they went out for combat they sometimes say "let's watch some Don Frye fights"

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    One of the first fights I saw, besides random Ken Shamrock fights, was Frye vs Takayama. That was completely awesome to watch and also sorta ruined MMA for a little while because I expected all the fights to be like that.
     
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  12. fullspar Banned Banned

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    Possibly, I haven't watch the full interview but it does elude to being broke, cant afford to live in Santa Fe, moving around doing odd jobs, working on horses for 5 bucks a horse.
     
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    He doesn't have a mustache. He has a lip mane.
     
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    Too bad he never fought Mo. At least Don won the verbal fight with him
     
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    Don Frye is a man’s man’s man!
     
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  16. mudrubble Gold Belt

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    Don seems like a chill dude. But breathing heavy just from talking, eh? Some breath work and some cardio would do him wonders.
     
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    Odd that he was trying to sell fights for himself though, right before he listed the many obvious reasons why he couldn’t possibly do it. Not to mention the mental deterioration, it was kind of sad because Dan Severn is still with it (same era different approach). That legendary fight where he made the guy cry blood in Pride had to be one of the best moments ever. Don Frye will always be the man though, the Tom Selleck of mma.
     
  18. Dana's Moonface Silver Belt

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    Every time he speaks it charges my phones battery
     
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    Don Frye is man of man
     

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