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Don Frye to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- The UFC Hall of Fame is about to get even more bad ass.

Don Frye is the latest addition to the UFC's 2016 class, it was announced Saturday night during UFC 199 here at The Forum. "The Predator" will be inducted during a ceremony July 10 in Las Vegas, one day after UFC 200 and during the UFC Fan Expo.

Frye, 50, finished his career with an incredible 9-1 record in the UFC. He was the first UFC fighter to finish three opponents in less than a minute and first to win five consecutive fights by finish. Frye won the UFC 8 tournament in 1996 and the Ultimate Ultimate tourney later that year, beating Tank Abbott in the final.

However, Frye might be best known for his wild, knockdown, drag-out brawl with Yoshihiro Takayama for PRIDE in 2002. In his career, Frye has beaten the likes of Ken Shamrock, Gary Goodridge, Mark Hall and Abbott.

"Don Frye is a legend in this sport and one of the toughest guys to ever compete," UFC president Dana White said in a statement. "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."

Frye, who mixed a judo black belt with great wrestling and pro boxing experience, remains relevant today, doing video blogs and podcasts. He's famous for being one of the OGs of mixed martial arts and a gritty, lifetime tough guy.

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