The legendary mustached assassin from the beautiful desert landscape of Tucson, Arizona returned to the win column last night when he mauled long time rival Rich Moss in the early moments of the first round.
The bout was just one of a number exciting match-ups that went down at last evening’s Shark Fight 4 event that took place at the City Bank Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas.
The card was headlined by another pair of heavyweights where undefeated Darill Schoonover was able to TKO Rex Richards in the fourth round and the exiled former member of The Ultimate Fighter, Jesse Taylor, made it five in a row when he choked out Eric DaVila in the very first round.
In a recent exclusive interview with FiveOuncesOfPain.com the forty three year old mixed martial arts icon Don Frye revealed that last nights bout was one that had been a long time coming. A grudge match of sorts. Frye’s age old trainer Steve Owen has also been a longtime trainer to a certain guy that goes by the name of Rich Moss.
“I’ve been training with Steve for fifteen years now and I got tired of hearing about how Rich is his best student,” said Don in regards to last night’s long overdue match-up with Moss. “I’m like ‘Bull****, I’m your best student!’, and now I’m going to prove it. We were a couple kids, a couple of brothers always trying to compete for the attention of the father. This fight is a sibling rivalry.”
How long had the fight between Frye and the prized pupil been brewing? This fight was a decade in the making.
“Like I said, I was with Steve for fifteen years, and after five years of hearing about Rich Moss I got tired of it,” admitted Frye.
Well, it’s not looking like Don will have to listen to any more Rich Moss hype any time soon.
Moss, a National Judo Champion, rushed Frye in the early moments of round one and attempted to drag the always dangerous veteran to the canvas. Frye was able to avoid the takedown attempt and transition into a nasty rear-naked choke that brought an end to the grudge very early in the first round.
It looks as if Frye may have been right all along. Maybe he really has always been the best student. Along with the win comes long sought after bragging rights that are, well, priceless.
A full list of results from last night’s event are listed below:
Darill Schoonover def. Rex Richards via TKO (strikes) – Round 4
Jesse Taylor def. Eric DaVila via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1
Don Frye def. Rich Moss via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1
Phil Cardella def. Johnny Flores via submission (armbar) – Round 1
T.J. Wallburter def. Shannon Ritch via submission (armbar) – Round 1
Rolando Scott def. Zach Haney via TKO (strikes) – Round 1
Douglas Frey def. Louis Luna via KO (punch) – Round 1
Jessica Miramontes def. Brandi Hainey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Josh Shephard def. Aaron Garcia via TKO (strikes) – Round 1