Don Frye TKO’d In Spite of Mustache
The faces I see when I think of Pride Fighting Championship are Wanderlei Silva, Kazuyuki Fujita, and… wait for it… Don “The Predator” Frye. That’s right. Magnum muffukin P.I. bitches. A man whose let’s-get-this-shit-done-in-round-1 work ethic can only be symbolized by the thing on his upper lip. The Stash.
The Stash on Don Frye has reached almost legendary status among MMA fans. It’s gotta be second place only to the beard of Chuck Norris. It’s been theorized that the thick strip of fur is capable of tanking over 60% of the damage delivered into Frye’s mug.
Consider Exhibit A:
If you look at each fighter after this exchange, Takayama looks like Sloth from The Goonies and Frye looks just like he did when he walked into the ring. WTF!!? Only one explanation. Stash.
On the other side of the coin, the stash can also be a detriment for an MMA fighter. Here, Frye looks extremely gay confident in one of the most uncomfortable staredowns this century with his latest opponent James Thompson.
In his fight against Thompson, Don came out strong, no doubt placing a lot of faith in the impact-absorbing properties of The Stash. Unfortunately, Thompson go the better of the Punch-a-Palooza this time and was smart enough to punch the areas surrounding The Stash, and not directly into it thus delivering a higher percentage of damage to the face.
If there’s a lesson to be learned from Don “The Predator” Frye, it’s that a fighter cannot rely on the power of the Stash alone.
Heres to you and your stash, Don. It sure was fun watching your fights.