Don Frye on PEDS, Pride, and Ronda Rousey
MMA pioneer Don “The Predator” Frye recently appeared on Australia's awesome Submission radio to talk about, well, anything he wants.
Frye systematically offered the real man's response to the issues of year, large and small.
Real men don't care about performance enhancing drugs.
“No, I don’t think it’s a problem,” said Frye, as transcribed by MMAWeekly. “It’s a fight god damn it. If you’re gonna fight, fight. Who cares what the guy’s taking, you know? It doesn’t matter. Get in there and fight.
“Look, if you’re gonna demand testing, you’re not a fighter. That’s all there is to it. You know, if you’re gonna demand testing, you’re gonna demand the god damn government to take care of your opponent for you, you know, that’s bulls—. You’re not a fighter. Stay on the couch with the women. Put on an apron and make some cookies, god damn it. If you’re a fighter, you don’t care.”
Real men don't think Ronda Rousey could take Floyd Mayweather on the street.
“That’s the dumbest bunch of s— I’ve ever heard in my life,” said Frye. “Whoever’s saying that is a f—— moron and they don’t even have enough sense not to piss on their feet when they go to the bathroom.”
Well, Dana White said it.
“What the hell else is he gonna say?” retorted Frye. “Ronda’s his b—-. Mayweather would pick up a brick and knock Ronda in the head and bust her head wide open. He’s probably got a pistol in his pocket anyways. Come on! Let’s use some common sense. The guy’s smart enough to have a bodyguard with him. He’d just let one of those guys slap her around.”
To real men, Pride never die.
“It was amazing,” said Frye correctly. “You go out there in front of thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy-five thousand plus people, and it’s like you’re fighting in front of the whole city, and everybody’s watching you.
“The Japanese understand the importance of entertainment and the value of it. It’s a whole different system over there, the way they treat you; they treat you with a little bit of dignity.”
A real man talks about another real man, Yoshihiro Takayama.
“I was just trying to figure out what the hell was holding that big guy up the whole time. I was hitting him hard, you could hear it back in the top row, and that guy still stood there. I couldn’t understand it. I was starting to question me, starting to question my manhood.”
“(After the fight) we were walking through there to get to the bus, shoot it’s like a quarter mile walk, and we’re walking through there and he jumps out of his locker room, like holy s—! He bows to me and says ‘Don san, sorry’. I said ‘what for?’ He says ‘for not giving you a better fight…’ ‘If you had given me a better fight, you would’ve killed me.’”