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Lreyes66
09-02-2009, 08:52 PM
lol thought this was interesting. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/mma/09/02/jason-frank/index.html?eref=si_mostpopular

A few years ago actor Jason David Frank was used to hearing the familiar sound of fans yelling, "Go, go Power Rangers!" but now he's ready to hear the roar of a different crowd.

The former action star from the hit series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" has officially made the move to mixed martial arts, and while training with UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard, he hopes to make his real fighting experience as successful as he did on television.

Frank signed on with Suckerpunch Entertainment recently and hopes to make his professional debut in the very near future.

"I was supposed to fight in 2007, but it fell through. In truth, I've wanted to put the work in until I'm ready," Frank said in an interview from the Suckerpunch website. "I know I have a target on my back. Everyone is going to want to beat up the Green Ranger. But I am no Kimbo; I've been training for a very long time. I wanted to get in there before, but I got injured. But I'll be ready when the time comes."

The actor-turned-fighter is adding a ground game to what he believes is already an impressive stand-up resume, but he knows it's a long road to not only becoming a mixed martial artist, but a successful mixed martial artist.

"My style was missing the ground fighting. I have my blue belt in BJJ from Gracie Baja now, but we needed to have that ground game integrated into Tose Kune Do. There was a blank there. So we added wrestling, BJJ, etc., to it," Frank said. "Melvin Guillard has really helped add the wrestling. I needed to get with someone who could put it all together for me, and that was Saul Soliz. And he's done it. He's a good, hardcore trainer."

Proud of his time as the Green Ranger on the popular television show, Frank is ready to move onto new goals, and he hopes to conquer MMA the same way he did television.

"Just to go out there and do my best, and prove that I'm a real fighter," Frank said about his goals in MMA. "I'm not looking for any titles specifically. Ultimately, I want to give my fans something to watch and be proud of."

ItzDylan.
09-02-2009, 09:09 PM
just saw this. thats a old motherfucker lol

JDMikee
09-02-2009, 09:10 PM
thought this was funny to but also posted in mma thread

DA_LsVtAk
09-02-2009, 09:36 PM
he lives here in houston, in fact like down the street from me

VH_Supra26
09-02-2009, 09:41 PM
i just saw this on yahoo news

Mazda6
09-02-2009, 10:15 PM
he lives here in houston, in fact like down the street from me

i wonder how he feels on Halloween when kids are dress in power rangers suits

Aguilera
09-02-2009, 10:20 PM
Which ever division he ends up in.....they should just hand over the belt b/c the Green Ranger never loses!!

lol

EBPDanny
09-02-2009, 10:34 PM
Which ever division he ends up in.....they should just hand over the belt b/c the Green Ranger never loses!!

lol

lol. I remember watchin that back in the day. He had that dagger and summoned that lizard lookin zord. That was the shit back in the day...

J Stuff
09-02-2009, 11:20 PM
*Takes out flute*

DUN DUN-DUN DUN-DUN-DUNNNN


*ROAR*

DA_LsVtAk
09-02-2009, 11:21 PM
i wonder how he feels on Halloween when kids are dress in power rangers suits

ill let you know when i go up to his door in my green ranger suit

oncearunner
09-02-2009, 11:38 PM
Jason owns a couple Martial Arts school in which he is an instructor at. My dad runs a karate photography company and shoots for him every year at his schools. From what I have heard he takes his business very seriously and all the kids love to take pictures with the power ranger! lol

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs139.snc1/5928_1117480501992_1376379093_30327884_6960877_n.j pg

kryptonkid07
09-02-2009, 11:49 PM
lol heard this earlier. I think it's awesome.

Jo_Sinista
09-03-2009, 12:57 AM
Blue belt in Bjj?, Damn he has a lot of work to do!

ICED@15K
09-03-2009, 07:23 AM
If he wants any hope of winning his first match he'll need help from his trusty dragon dagger

http://i30.tinypic.com/35lhjzr.jpg

Lreyes66
09-03-2009, 09:05 AM
hes gonna need to summon the dragonzoid if he wants to go against brock lesnar..... nga shoots rockets outta his fingers!!!!!!



but i actually liked him/knew him more as the white ranger.

ICED@15K
09-03-2009, 09:13 AM
but i actually liked him/knew him more as the white ranger.

Then you aren't an og pr kid :o

Gunz4Sale
09-03-2009, 09:16 AM
He has more martial arts background than a lot of guys in UFC. He's been doing Karate like 30+ yrs and had a black belt at 12. his ground game probably needs more work though.

Lreyes66
09-03-2009, 09:17 AM
he was the only pr with shoulder pads :hsrun:




Edit: i really doubt karate is gonna help him that much in the ufc... but yes only a blue belt in bjj.... needs work

Gunz4Sale
09-03-2009, 09:21 AM
he was the only pr with shoulder pads :hsrun:




Edit: i really doubt karate is gonna help him that much in the ufc... but yes only a blue belt in bjj.... needs work

Ask Machida about Karate.

JDM98Ferio
09-03-2009, 09:37 AM
Ask Machida about Karate.

GSP as well! Karate just isnt enough! Machida and GSP are well rounded fighters! :thumb:

unitedelements
09-03-2009, 10:31 AM
lol

Aguilera
09-03-2009, 11:36 AM
*Takes out flute*

DUN DUN-DUN DUN-DUN-DUNNNN


*ROAR*
p4ELFx4ytUA

Back in the day when you heard that flute you knew it was game over for everybody :rofl:

the Asshats
09-03-2009, 11:56 AM
He's still hot.

I want to take my little brother to meet him, he idolizes him.

oncearunner
08-13-2010, 03:01 PM
Im gonna bump this for an update. He just had his first "professional fight" which was streamed for free online. Me and my dad watched it and it was over in 10 seconds.

The guy he fought was terrible, i mean like really really bad lol.

I tried to find a vid online for it but failed.

To give him some props though, he went 4-0 as an amateur and now 1-0 as a pro.

Trae*
08-13-2010, 03:07 PM
the purple ranger doesnt need his own mma thread