Don Frye retires

by Mick Hammond | source: mmaweekly.com
 

“I’m pretty much quitting MMA. I’ve had enough of the (expletive). I’m done with it,” announced Frye. “The competitive urges still flow through me, but I’m tired of the (expletive) of the promoters.

“I’m tired of the (expletive) treatment, being lied to and tired of getting bounced checks from people. They can go pound sand as far as I’m concerned.”

With his announcement, Frye joins Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as fighters who’ve decided to make acting their main occupation. And Frye is working hard to become better at it.

“I’m taking acting lessons up in Scottsdale from Peter Stelzer and his wife, Marla Finn. They’re putting up with me enough to take my money and correct my stupidity,” chuckled Frye.

“It’s hard work. It’s not like you just stand there in front of the camera, make faces and read lines – you’ve got to put effort into it.”

As Frye puts it, acting is a respectful profession, unlike what he feels MMA has become.

“The fight game isn’t a respectful profession any more,” he stated. “They’ve made a mockery out of it by letting Jose Canseco fight, and now Hershel Walker, and all these other jackasses in their 40’s who have never fought.

“They’re getting paid more than the guys who have been putting years into it. It’s an embarrassment and a shame.”

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sevent2 site profile image  

12/29/09 3:12 PM by sevent2

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/1683/26521116052498480114198.jpgMet Don last year at the Arnold Classic. He told me that his wife started making him keep his shirt on during sex :) Nice, FUNNY guy.Yes, that is an autographed mma.tv shirt. JEALOUS????

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

12/29/09 2:18 PM by RyannVonDoom

 Was the bodyguard of Dog the Bounty Hunter's son. Don was drunk as fuck.

TUFF-N-UFF site profile image  

12/29/09 1:57 PM by TUFF-N-UFF

 I don't remember details (I am sure one of you will). Didn't a video of Frye surface a couple years ago fighting someone (well known but I forget who) in a lobby somewhere?

louden swain site profile image  

12/29/09 11:51 AM by louden swain

How do you not love Frye...as true to the sport as it gets....

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

12/29/09 11:43 AM by RyannVonDoom

 Oh.. I hope he gets royalties from the UFC for the Don Frye action figure.

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12/29/09 10:51 AM by RyannVonDoom

I'm glad I got to talk to him before he retired.. He was talking about a lesbian threeway and hung up on me. Wonderful times. Another light extinguished from the world of MMA. 

None So Blind site profile image  

12/29/09 10:46 AM by None So Blind

Just watched "Public Enemies" last night. Not only is Don Frye an MMA legend, he actually shot John Dillinger - how badass is that? :-P

sparkuri site profile image  

12/28/09 9:54 PM by sparkuri

 Too many good times with Frye. Every fight, pre-fight, and after fight was something to remember. Long time comin', but still sad to come to terms. We'll always have memories, until we don't. TTT for Don "Tom Sellick" Frye

Luigipe site profile image  

12/28/09 1:16 PM by Luigipe

A legend full respect

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

12/28/09 1:08 PM by JimmersonzGlove

 He was a firefighter...he had to quit either right before or after UFC 8.