Don Frye Retires/Quits MMA Due To Shady Promoters

MMAWeekly.com talks to the legendary Don Frye about his reasons for leaving the sport that made him famous:

“I’m pretty much quitting MMA. I’ve had enough of the (expletive). I’m done with it. The competitive urges still flow through me, but I’m tired of the (expletive) of the promoters… I’m tired of the (expletive) treatment, being lied to and tired of getting bounced checks from people. They can go pound sand as far as I’m concerned.”

“The fight game isn’t a respectful profession any more. They’ve made a mockery out of it by letting Jose Canseco fight, and now Hershel Walker, and all these other jackasses in their 40’s who have never fought… They’re getting paid more than the guys who have been putting years into it. It’s an embarrassment and a shame.”

“I’ve had a hell of a run. I appreciate the fans. Bob Meyrowitz was a great promoter back when he ran the UFC; he treated the fighters with respect. I had a great time in Japan. I’ve got nothing to complain about.”

“What a great time I’ve had. I wish I could do more for the fans. I wish I could come back for another one, but until the promoters straighten out, they can all go pound sand.”