Green Power Ranger fights 1/30, declares "I am no Kimbo"

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com
 

It appears the Power Ranger is ready to take it to the cage.  Jason David Frank, one of the stars of the popular 90's TV show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” is set to make his amateur mixed martial arts debut at the Lonestar Beatdown on Jan. 30 in Houston. The former TV star's first fight will be at heavyweight according to his agent and manager Brian Butler of Suckerpunch Entertainment.

"I know I have a target on my back," Frank said back in September when he announced he would be making the move.  "Everyone is going to want to beat up the Green Ranger. But I am no Kimbo; I've been training for a very long time. I wanted to get in there before, but I got injured. But I'll be ready when the time comes."

For his first fight, Frank will take on Jonathan Mack, another newcomer to the sport who currently has one professional fight to his credit.

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Ew0k187 site profile image  

1/15/10 4:47 PM by Ew0k187

lmao @ thread title

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1/15/10 4:34 PM by macbjj

Power Rangers Theme - Mighty Morphin 1 - The most popular videos are a click awayHeres the opening hahaha

macbjj site profile image  

1/15/10 4:31 PM by macbjj

here he is from the show. it's a super gay compilation but it gets the point across if you have no idea what we're talking about

jkennedy site profile image  

1/15/10 3:55 PM by jkennedy

What the fuck is a Power Ranger and why should I care?!?Seriously, some guy decides to climb in the cage and it's news? Fuck me sideways.

bjm82 site profile image  

1/15/10 3:43 PM by bjm82

trust me, it is the way i said. he did hire melvin to teach at HIS school and that was that. not getting in to anything else. Saul was never his trainer.

Cyril Jeff site profile image  

1/14/10 7:41 PM by Cyril Jeff

 he doesn't train at Metro FC...  

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1/14/10 7:39 PM by RobbieH

 ^^ That Jute Keen Do is some serious stuff!

LEET060 site profile image  

1/14/10 7:34 PM by LEET060

Training at renowned MMA trainer Saul Soliz's camp, Metro Fight Club, as well at his own gym, Rising Sun Karate, Jason's main training partner is the UFC's Melvin Guillard, who has helped to transition his martial arts game to MMA. He's also been training with Mike "The Greek" Bronzoulis in anticipation of his debut in mixed martial arts. I recently spoke with Jason to find out about his feelings on his past with the Rangers, and his move to MMA.www.examiner.com/x-9970-San-Jose-MMA-Examiner~y2009m8d13-Its-Morphin-TimePhil Lanides interviewed him for Sucker Punch Entertainment as well (they work with bunch of fighters). Sucker Punch Entertainment has a very good reputation, why would they put on a "lie" interview on there site?

LEET060 site profile image  

1/14/10 7:25 PM by LEET060

That's strange. He went on the lights out show MMA podcast and said he trains with Metro Fight Club. Maybe Jason just trains with Melvin Guillard who trains with Saul Soliz...He also said that Melvin Guillard teaches. I don't know if it's a Metro or at Rising Sun MMA academy...

Rox19 site profile image  

1/10/10 5:42 PM by Rox19

YAY!