Don Frye's 'Predator Predictions' for UFC 175

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After a four-month hiatus, the colorful UFC veteran Don Frye returns to give his UFC 175 edition of "The Predator's Predictions."

"In honor of Independence Day, I'd like to thank all the men and women in the U.S. military and their families ... not those dirtbag politicians. The men and women in the military do it all. Thank you and God bless you," Frye says at the beginning of the video. 

UFC 175 is the company's annual Fourth of July weekend card, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 5. 

After making a World Cup reference that only Don Frye can, he picks Russell Doane to upset Marcus Brimage in the first main card bout since Brimage "looks like a crackhead ice skater in a hurricane."

Obviously, the UFC 8, as well as Ultimate Ultimate 96, Tournament winner is not impressed with Brimage's foot work. 

After showing a clear disdain for middleweights Uriah Hall and Thiago Santos due to their propensity to go to the judges' scorecards, he again goes with the underdog and selects with Santos to come out on top. 

Frye would prefer to see a heavyweight scrap between himself and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, despite seeming intrigued by the matchup between Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione, but he picks himself to take Velasquez instead of ever choosing a winner between Struve and Mitrione.

"Women's bantamweight title fight," Frye says while shaking his head. "You know how I feel about women fighting ... Ya' know, I'd rather jump a tall fence and catch my scrotum on a nail ... I think it would be more enjoyable."

Ouch. "My prediction for the fight? Go with Herb Dean for the early referee stoppage."

Seems safe to say Frye has not been eagerly anticipating Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis in the co-main event of the evening. 

Backtracking for a moment, Frye picks Urijah Faber, or the "Fa-Bieber" as he calls him, to easily dispatch Alex Caceres in the main preliminary card fight on July 5. 

"Since dropping to middleweight, Machida's done an outstanding job, like a whole new fighter. But unfortunately, Weidman's the champion and he's going to stay champion for a long time," Frye explains. 

His unnamed female companion in the video, an obvious fan of "The All-American," weighs in on the championship bout instead of Frye. 

"My future ex-husband, Chris Weidman, for the win," she says. 

Weidman puts his perfect record (11-0) and middleweight strap on the line in the UFC 175 main event, while Machida looks to make it 3-0 since cutting down to 185 pounds after a long, successful career at light heavyweight.


John Heinis is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA editor for

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