UFC Hall of Famer Don Frye Reflects on Recent Health Issues That Led to Medically Induced Coma
By FCF Staff
UFC Hall of Famer Don Frye is reporting that he’s begun the recovery process, after a series of health issues prompted doctors to medically induce a coma.
The 51 year-old, retired fighter, was hospitalized due to pain in his back. On a recent edition of “The MMA Hour”, however, Frye reported that doctors discovered that a rod, which had been inserted during a previous surgery for his back, had broken. According to Frye, an infection had also set in, and then a brain hemorrhage forced doctors to induce a coma.
“The Predator” relayed in the interview (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I went in there for my back. 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.”
“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.”
The legendary fighter and MMA pioneer proceed to add, “I’ll get back on track. I’m Don Frye.”