Frye: ‘Idiot’ Cain doesn’t deserve a rematch
MMA legend Don Frye appeared recently on Submission Radio in a wide-ranging interview. Predator's predictions are coming back, and provide a contrast to the slickly produced television shows that have developed around the sport.
“We got tired of all these pretty-boys in their Kmart, Wallmart suits and their greased back hair,” said Frye. “God dammit they've got the worst hairdos that anybody seen in their life, man. Geez Louise, they don't know what they're talking about in the fight game anyways. Everybody's wonderful, everybody's a sweetheart, everybody's at the top of their game, and everybody's supposed to be in a tough fight, 'folks this is the hardest fight ever for this guy, and this guy will be the biggest threat, blah, blah, blah.' C'mon man. Just say 'this guy is an idiot. Cain Velasquez did not train properly for the fight. He's a moron and he got his ass kicked, and he deserved to he get his kicked.'
“He’s an idiot. Geez Louise. He’s supposed to be the world heavyweight champion, he doesn’t have enough sense to go somewhere and get acclimated to the climate or the altitude? Geez, he’s training at sea level, he’s going to fight at 7800 feet. You know, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you, you gotta get in there one or two months beforehand. And if he’s not smart enough, at least his trainer should be smart enough to tell him that.
“He doesn’t deserve a rematch.”
Frye also discussed the Bellator 138 main event between Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice.
“Ken ain’t been the same since I whooped him, you know?” said Frye. “He hasn’t been 10 percent of what he was after I whooped him, and he went in there, he saw a pay check and he took the pay check. I think Ken, he ain’t firing on all cylinders anymore.”
“I don’t think it’s fake. I think Ken just completely overestimated Kimbo. I mean Kimbo brought more to the game than anybody expected and just surprised the hell out of all of us. And I'd like to throw my hat in the ring to be the next guy to fight Kimbo.”
“Oh I’d knock Kimbo out. I mean it'd probably be one of those fights, it'd be one of the fastest knock outs in Bellator history once again.”
“Heck yeah, man. I’d take that money. I’d take that money and buy me a new horse trailer.”
“Back feels great. Oh everything's happening. I’ll tell you what, I’m better than I ever was from the last decade. So there’s nothing to complain about.”
Frye also was asked if Jon Jones would return to the UFC and become champion.
“You know what, he doesn’t deserve to be, right?” said Frye. “With these new drug testing rules and guidelines that they have. The first time that you get caught with steroids it’s what, a two thousand dollar fine and a three month suspension? And then the second time you get caught it’s a six month suspension, or two year suspension, you know, ten thousand. The third year and third time, you’re gone. Well shit, sorry, he got all three in one time, man. He did it all at once. If the UFC wants to act like a legit organization and legitimize the sport, Mr Jones is done.”
“That’s why it may not be seen as a legitimate sport or organization, is because they’ll roll over and take the buck.”
Frye also discussed fights he never got paid for, and the Reebok Deal.
“I had a couple more, had a couple more,” he said. “You know, these guys who are bitching and whining about this Reebok deal. Well here’s the deal, work harder. Work harder, get better, and they’ll pay you. Earn it, earn it. Try that. I know that’s scary, but hard work and intelligence, and it helps you earn something.”
In closing, Frye noted how a figher's personal life control the fight career.
Don on how much your personal life effects your fighting career
“It’s everything,” he said. “One controls the other, you know, in all aspects. When you're training, you gotta dedicate yourself for 12 weeks, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 12 weeks. And shit, the thing is, your wife or your husband, or your spouse or your boyfriend, girlfriend, or what have you, they have to be on the same page. They gotta learn to keep their god-damn mouth shut and stay out of your way, and they gotta behave themselves. And if they’re not causing any problems. And the same thing with your children.”