Don Frye Interviewed on VladTV

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Mary Sanders

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Didn't Tank Abbott call him Tom Selleck back in the day?

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I think a lot of people did.

I remember seeing that fight for the first time in that old Pride replay show on Fox Sports with Jay Glazer and Bas Rutten/Frank Trigg. I’ll never forget my cousin yelling at me from the living room, “Tom Selleck in some American Flag grunds is about to fight this big Chinese dude!”
 

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The Predator makes an appearance! He sounds a bit rough, but didn't he have a big health scare recently? He's a funny dude, and tells some good stories. Glad to see one of the OG guys get some airtime.

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Looking forward to listening to these on my way to work tomorrow morning. He’s been on the MMA Roasted podcast a few times but Don needs to get some better WiFi because it’s always cutting in and out. If I remember correct I think he was hitting on Sara McMann on one episode, and yeah, wood.
 

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I think a lot of people did.

I remember seeing that fight for the first time in that old Pride replay show on Fox Sports with Jay Glazer and Bas Rutten/Frank Trigg. I’ll never forget my cousin yelling at me from the living room, “Tom Selleck in some American Flag grunds is about to fight this big Chinese dude!”
I’ll never forget him walking out at a Pride event with the American flag and a “Terrorists Suck” shirt. Pretty sure that was right after 9/11.
 

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Looking forward to listening to these on my way to work tomorrow morning. He’s been on the MMA Roasted podcast a few times but Don needs to get some better WiFi because it’s always cutting in and out. If I remember correct I think he was hitting on Sara McMann on one episode, and yeah, wood.
I think you’ll enjoy it, man. No Wi-Fi issues here.
Some crazy stories. He sounds a bit rough, but looks good. I think he had some serious health issues not long ago. He’s still classic Don Frye.
 

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I’ll never forget him walking out at a Pride event with the American flag and a “Terrorists Suck” shirt. Pretty sure that was right after 9/11.
I’ll never forget him walking out at a Pride event with the American flag and a “Terrorists Suck” shirt. Pretty sure that was right after 9/11.
That was before I really got into mma. I’m a TUF season 3 newb. I loved those Pride replay shows and UFC unleashed, they really helped me get familiar with the fighters and mma in general, although I ain’t learned shit.


I think you’ll enjoy it, man. No Wi-Fi issues here.
Some crazy stories. He sounds a bit rough, but looks good. I think he had some serious health issues not long ago. He’s still classic Don Frye.
Yeah, he’s grizzled as fuck. I think he’s had a shit ton of back surgeries through the years and I’m pretty sure a marriage or 2. He’s what Hunter S. Thompson would call “One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”
 

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That was before I really got into mma. I’m a TUF season 3 newb. I loved those Pride replay shows and UFC unleashed, they really helped me get familiar with the fighters and mma in general, although I ain’t learned shit.



Yeah, he’s grizzled as fuck. I think he’s had a shit ton of back surgeries through the years and I’m pretty sure a marriage or 2. He’s what Hunter S. Thompson would call “One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”
he talks about the back surgeries in these vids, think said over 20. And he tried to back out of some Pride events due to injuries but they kept offering more money until he said yes. Think he had some painkiller issues too.

He used to do fight predictions on YouTube where he’d have a hot lady, whiskey, and cigars and he break down the fights coming up. Those were great.
 

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Excellent interview on VladTV, I wish it had been longer. I really liked hearing the kind words and admiration he has for Takayama.
 

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Vlads a piece of shit but this is a cool interview.. not gonna lie tho Don seems to be a little slower in his old age, prob a combo of the CTE/drugs/booze. It makes me sad because Don was always one quick witted funny sly mother fucker back in the day. He still is to a degree but, yeah. Guess that's part of hard living.
 

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Vlads a piece of shit but this is a cool interview.. not gonna lie tho Don seems to be a little slower in his old age, prob a combo of the CTE/drugs/booze. It makes me sad because Don was always one quick witted funny sly mother fucker back in the day. He still is to a degree but, yeah. Guess that's part of hard living.
I don’t know anything about Vlad, but I enjoyed this interview. Only other thing I’ve seen from him was an interview with some mob guy. If there’s a story to tell about him, I’m all ears.
Don for sure was living hard, and lots of surgeries and shit too. And a painkiller problem. I’d have to look it up, but somewhat recently he had a major health scare. Heart attack maybe?

he is a little slurry in these, but the classic Don is still there 😁