Don Frye named as inductee of 2016 UFC Hall of Fame class

Published 1 Comments

Football News

UFC 199 broke the news that Don Frye will be inducted to the Pioneer division of the UFC 2016 Hall of Fame. 

The Hall of Fame event will take place on July 10 in Las Vagas at the Convention Center. The Hall of Fame ceremony itself will be closing out the 5th UFC International Fight Week and will be aired live. 

Frye is an accomplished fighter who gained a 10-1 record in 1996 appearing at UFC 8: David vs. Goliath for his first bout. He defeated three men in order to win a tournament. He also competed at UFC 9: Motor City Madness, UFC 10: The Tournament and UFC: The Ultimate Ultimate 1996. 


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Dana White was on hand to comment on Don Frye's career and upcoming induction into the UFC Hall of Fame, class of 2016. 

"Don Frye is a legend in this sport and one of the toughest guys to ever compete., White said in a statement, via MMA Junkie.

"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. Congratulations to Don Frye for being selected to the 2016 Class of the UFC Hall of Fame!"

Dana White is a known fan of Don Frye having very positive comments to say about him when Don Frye's induction was announced. Dana has also extended his congratulations to Don who recently tweeted that he will be returning to the UFC expo this year.

Frye also set many records during his time in UFC such as becoming the first athlete to defeat five consecutive opponents by knockout. He also became the first to defeat three opponents in less than one minute and the first fighter to get both a knockout and a submission in less than a minute.

More inductees are expected to be announced for the Ultimate Fighting Championship 2016 Hall of Fame class over the next coming weeks leading up to the July 9, UFC 200 event in Las Vegas.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Dana White
Anderson Silva
Conor McGregor
Ronda Rousey

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - UFC Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again