Don Frye is a name that is extremely familiar to long-time MMA fans. Frye was seen as a revolutionary figure in the sport after winning the tournaments at UFC 8 and Ultimate Ultimate 96. Frye also went on to a very successful career as a professional wrestler. Don was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2016.
No fighter was more well-rounded than Don Frye in the early days of UFC. Frye won bouts with a combination of submissions, kicks, and strikes that helped create the very definition of “mixed martial arts.” Don is still an extremely dangerous man, as he showed at this weekend’s UFC 270.
TMZ Sports reported that Don Frye attended the event as a spectator. After a member of the audience challenged him to a fight, Don was happy to oblige. The 56-year-old was caught on video punching the man as security attempted to break up the possible melee.
Frye told the outlet that the man was drunk and bumped into his cowboy hat. The two had an exchange of words. The fan ultimately challenged the former UFC champion to a physical fight.
It isn’t known if the man knew he was challenging one of the most decorated MMA champions of all time. Frye has beaten legends like Ken Shamrock and Tank Abbot. A random intoxicated fan probably wouldn’t have stood a chance.
It looked like Frye pulled his punch. The fan who was starting trouble was probably fortunate. Don Frye is not a man you should mess with.
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