UFC Hall of Famer Don Frye is recovering from a medically induced coma.
Frye told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, he had spent over two months in the hospital. Most of his time was spent in a coma. Frye revealed he now needs a walker to move around.
“I went in there for my back,” Frye said. “I broke the rod in my back, and then I had some kind of hemorrhage in my brain. And then they put me in a medically induced coma for a while, and then I had pneumonia and something else I can’t remember.”
Since he was in a coma, Frye does not remember much of what happened while he was in the hospital.
“I’ve been awake for ten days,” Frye said. “Before that, I was out for two months so I don’t know what’s going on. It’s like a whole new world for me. It was terrible.”
Frye was entered into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2016. He retired in 2011 with a record of 20-9. Frye has 10 wins in the UFC. He won the UFC Ultimate Ultimate 96 tournament. Frye also competed in Pride.
Frye’s legendary career includes notable wins against Gary Goodridge, Gilbert Yvel, Ken Shamrock, Yoshiro Takayama, and Akebono.
Frye is optimistic about his future. “I’ll get back on track. I’m Don Frye.”