But, if you ask Frye (20-9-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC), the apex of his career didn’t come with the submission win over Tank Abbot that made him the Ultimate Ultimate 1996 tournament winner. Or with the memorable beating of Yoshihiro Takayama at PRIDE 21 in 2002. Or even with the brutal Ken Shamrock bout at PRIDE 19 that left both men dealing with the damages for years to come.
“Being inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame – that’d be the pinnacle of the sport,” Frye told MMAjunkie. “This is a big privilege and honor for me.”
Frye’s impending Hall of Fame induction as an MMA pioneer was announced on June 4, during the UFC 199 pay-per-view broadcast. And, interestingly enough, “The Predator” found out about it the same way as everyone else.