Former Arizona State and Oklahoma State wrestler Don Frye was inducted into the Pioneer Wing of the UFC Hall of Fame on Sunday during the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas.
Frye, 50, went 9-1 during his UFC career and was the first fighter to finish three opponents in less than a minute. "The Predator" also was the first to win five consecutive bouts by finish. He won the UFC 8 tournament in 1996 and the Ultimate Ultimate tournament later that year, beating Tank Abbott in the final. He advanced to the final of the UFC 10 tournament, but suffered his only UFC loss to Mark Coleman.
UFC President Dana White acknowledged Frye's performance in PRIDE as well.
"Don Frye is a legend in this sport and one of the toughest guys to ever compete," White said in a statement. "He was known for putting on incredible fights like his one with Takayama in PRIDE, which is still to this day one of the craziest fights I've ever seen."
There were several highlights to Frye's acceptance speech, including him saying he longs to be in the cage.
"Do I miss it (fighting)," he asked. "Hell yeah I miss it."