“I’d love to fight Francis Ngannou,” UFC Hall of Famer Don Frye wants to take on UFC heavyweight champion

UFC legend Don Frye is interested to fight Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in his comeback fight.

Don Frye and Francis Ngannou
Don Frye and Francis Ngannou

When the whole world fears the Predator Francis Ngannou, there is one fighter who doesn’t. UFC legend Don Frye wants to take on the UFC Heavyweight champion.

UFC Hall of Famer Don Frye recently made an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Frye surprised Rogan and the whole world when he revealed that he would want to fight the current heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. Don is now 55 years old. Even though the heavyweight division has seen some of the oldest fighters, 55 is still an astonishing age to be making a comeback, forget fighting the scariest man in the octagon.

Don has a record of 20-9-1 in his career. His last fight in the UFC octagon was against Gary Goodridge in the year 1996. But he did continue to compete professionally until the year 2011. He has a commendable career with wins against fighters like Ken Shamrock, Gilbert Yvel, and Tank Abbott. “[I want to make a comeback,” Frye told a surprised Rogan. “Sh*t yeah, Joe. S—t yeah. I’d love to fight Ngannou. Yeah, yeah. He’s amazing.”

Don Frye wants Francis Ngannou because he’s the only who has a belt

Francis Ngannou
Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou is coming off five consecutive knockout wins. He is undoubtedly the most dangerous fighter to face in the world right now. He was crowned as the UFC Heavyweight champion at UFC 260 by knocking out Stipe Miocic in the second round. His next bout in the octagon will most likely be against heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis. This is one of the most anticipated rematches.

When Joe Rogan asked Frye why he wouldn’t consider fighting someone his age now, he replied savagely saying they don’t have a belt like Ngannou does. Frye replied, “Why? They don’t have the belt. Do they?” Looks like the legend wants to comeback and get back to being the champion. As hilarious as it sounds. How many of you would be interested to watch this fight? Personally, feels like something out of a parody.

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