The Green Ranger, Jason David Frank, Calls Out Anderson Silva and CM Punk

Jordy McElroy@https://twitter.com/JordyMcElroyCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2013

Photo Credits: Anderson Silva (Esther Lin/MMAFighting), The Green Ranger (Wikipedia), CM Punk (WWE.com)
Photo Credits: Anderson Silva (Esther Lin/MMAFighting), The Green Ranger (Wikipedia), CM Punk (WWE.com)

Jason David Frank, the Green Ranger from the hit TV show Mighty Morphin Power Rangerswants to step into the cage against former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and WWE superstar CM Punk.

Frank’s name alone brings a warm, fuzzy feeling of nostalgia to the hearts of every '90s kid who had the pleasure of watching him kick butt every Saturday morning.    

He recently attended a panel at New York Comic Con alongside former cast member Dr. Jason Narvy, otherwise known as Skull. According to IGN.com, Frank challenged CM Punk to an MMA fight and Silva to a sparring match:

I love CM Punk, he’s a really nice guy. But he did say in his panel that he would fight me and you can’t say that in the fighting world if you don’t mean that you’d fight me. Let’s get a contract going! I also want to spar Anderson Silva for a fundraiser but I don’t hear back from anybody!

Now, Frank isn’t some pampered Hollywood actor feigning as a fighter, despite only being in a few street scraps with putties. In MMA, he boasts a 4-0 amateur record and a 1-0 professional record, and all of his wins have come by either knockout or submission in the first round.

The 40-year-old is also a seventh-degree black belt in karate and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Punk has mentioned several times that he would be interested in trying his hand at MMA. During an exclusive interview with Ariel Helwani in 2012, he stated that his age and being locked into a WWE contract were the only things keeping him from stepping into the cage.

Perhaps a bout against the Frank would be enough to rouse his interest. After all, the former power ranger is six years his elder. 

As for Silva, a sparring match is the only logical choice for Frank. In an actual fight, it would take all of Frank’s rainbow-colored companions and the Dragonzord to overcome arguably the greatest fighter in MMA history.


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