MMA and PRIDE legend Don Frye has never been afraid to speak his mind, and recently stated that today’s MMA fighters are not what they used to be.
In an interview with MMA Heat, the charismatic fighter blasted modern fighters, saying that they are not as tough as when he fought in the 1990s and the last decade.
“I think they’re a bunch of sissies,” said Frye, wearing his trademark cowboy hat and dark mustache .
Frye, who was known for his toughness and aggressive fighting style, said fighters lack the moxie that they had in the past.
“They are trying to avoid getting hit, when you just have to go in there, head first, and go after the kill,” Frye said.
Frye left MMA for awhile to dabble in acting and professional wrestling. Frye waged war with fighters such as Ken Shamrock, Mark Coleman and Tank Abbott.
Frye said he plans to star in the prison comedy Big Stan, with Rob Schneider and fellow mixed martial artists Randy Couture and Bob Sapp.
In the interview, Frye also joked about the original plans for the Bellator Pay-Per-View, which was supposed to be headlined by Tito Ortiz vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. He joked that he never believed the fight would happen, comparing it to a battle between a “mermaid and a unicorn.”
“I think they should be wearing purses and have them paint their damn toenails, what the hell is that all about? They should be putting on makeup and lipstick and prancing around, you know in high heels. They probably do it half the time anyways when they’re training.”
Frye was one of the original UFC combatants, who fought tough and hard without the rewards of the higher pay, glory and national mainstream attention that comes with today’s UFC and MMA fight scene and cullture. He retired with a record of 20-1-1