Mixed martial arts great Don ‘The Predator’ Frye appeared recently on Submission Radio to share his thoughts on the latest MMA news.
The Predator on Mark Hunt, PEDs, and Colin Kaepernick, and Brock Lesnar.
“Just look at the guy. He’s phenomenal, physically phenomenal. You don’t get that way taking protein powder and lifting weights,” said Frye, laughing. “But hey, that’s life in the big city. It’s professional athletics, it’s a professional sport. I’d rather that happen, than watching some a**hole who’s getting paid nine million dollars a year, sitting on his helmet when they’re playing the national anthem.”
“[Lesnar’s test failure] doesn’t bother me at all – of course, I wasn’t fighting him – but s***, back when I fought, there were no rules and you took it the way it was. You signed your name and you’re a man about it, you didn’t complain about it. Like I said, it’s a professional sport, somebody’s gonna use them, someone’s gonna find a way to get an advantage. So that’s just life in the big city, man.”
“I’m disappointed in Mark Hunt. I mean, he knew all this. He knew what the game was when he signed his name to fight Lesnar. He knew what was up. So for him to complain about it afterwards, it’s just … that’s just disappointing.”
The Predator on a fighter’s union.
“I don’t know, cause I don’t think most guys are smart enough or good enough to be part of a union,” said Frye. “You get a bunch of guys who might have had three of four fights and then start demanding a certain amount of pay. Well you don’t deserve that amount until you reach, say ten fights. Most of these guys, they’re not surviving for ten fights.
“This is a rough sport, this is a fight, and most people, they get in there and they have one fight and they get the s*** knocked out of them and they want to go home. They’re packing their bags and they’re heading off. So why should they get equal pay for someone who’s been doing it for a few years?”
The Predator on CM Punk.
“I tip my hat to the guy,” said Frye. “He took a shot, he had a goal. He took a shot and it wasn’t successful, but he put everything on the line. He had a career in pro wrestling, he stopped it all for a while. I don’t think he lost anything. He got paid half a million dollars, so he didn’t really risk anything in that aspect. But he took the chance, and win or lose, you gotta give it to him”
“Most people wouldn’t have done it. Like I said, you gotta tip your hat to the guy, he put it on the line. If he had done it for $10,000 or $20,000, well then he’d deserve a lot more respect. A $500,000 cushion, that’s something easy to land on when you fail. But hey, give it to him, he put it on the line.”
The Predator on Jon Jones musing about a fight with Stipe Miocic.
“I think Jones could do it,” said Frye. “I mean, I know he wouldn’t be able to make weight for very much longer anyways. I mean, he’s 6’4”, how long can you hang out at 205 pounds when you’re that tall? And certainly he’s been eating the same horse meat that Overeem has, so he’s put on the weight.”
“He was the light heavyweight champion. In boxing they do it all the time – you bring a fighter, a champion from one weight up to the next weight. And Jones – I gotta apologise to Jones, cause I was at UFC 200 and I heard that he failed his drug test and I heard that it was for cocaine, so I bad-mouthed him. But apparently it wasn’t, and then it was a false-positive. So I owe him a double apology and I jumped the gun. I should have sat back and just been a professional and just waited for the real results, rather than the rumours. But I think Jones, it’s easy for him to keep that weight. I mean, he probably walks around at 240 pounds anyway, so I think it will be a good move for him cause he’ll be a lot more comfortable up there at that weight. And I don’t know about his strength, but he’s got the speed and the length. Now the only question is the power.”
“But I think Jones, it’s easy for him to keep that weight. I mean, he probably walks around at 240 pounds anyway, so I think it will be a good move for him cause he’ll be a lot more comfortable up there at that weight. And I don’t know about his strength, but he’s got the speed and the length. Now the only question is the power.”
The Predator on whether Conor McGregor should defend his featherweight belt, or give it up and dight for the lightweight title.
“Well sure he should defend his belt, but the guy’s money,” explained Frye. “He’s walking money. He’s magic for the UFC right now. He’s the only one selling tickets for them, so he can do whatever the hell he wants.”
The Predator on the return of Ronda Rousey.
“She’s not coming back,” said Frye flatly. “She’ll never fight again.”
“She used to be able to draw fans, now she can’t. Everybody’s seen through her. If she wants to come back, she should do her rematch against Holly Holm. And then if you beat Holly, then you can have a title match. But if you get your ass kicked like that, you don’t deserve a title match.”