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 Post subject: From Power Ranger to MMA!!!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:17 pm 
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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."




I always been a fan of Jason David Frank when he was in Power Rangers and when he makes his debut in MMA I am gonna be a fan of his too. He may be unexperienced in MMA cage fighting but I still feel he will be a good contender cause of his long experience in martial arts. I know alot of you may have possibly negative opinions on his move to MMA but I am gonna be looking forward to him being in MMA. And whats a different sort of thing is he doesn't any any titles at all he just wants to give us fans something to watch and be proud of as said in the article I put.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:49 am 
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That is crazy as hell. My wife had him as her karate instruter when she was younger. She didnt belive me she was the same guy. Small world, i just hope one time he goes to the ring in one of the masks he wore back in the day.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:05 am 
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I don't think he would do something like that it would seem sort of odd and he has grown past power rangers obviously. I mean he obviously doesn't look the way he did in PR. But I do hope when he does start his MMA career he will do good just cause I am a big fan of him cause of his work in PR and his work in martial arts. And its just me but I feel with his long martial arts experience he may be a good contender in MMA.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:07 am 
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Hope He uses the power Rangers theme music as his entrance music, that would be freakin sweet :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:51 pm 
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You know I was as much of a fan of him as a Power Ranger but isn't that a big idk weird for him to sort of show off what he was cause he def. has grown out of being a power ranger and he did a long time ago I think he just wants to move on or something.


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my kids use to go to his dojo out here in socal. met him a couple of times. real nice guy. not cocky or anything. then he moved to texas to open up another dojo. it was called rising sun karate academy.

i remember watching a video of his in front of his old dojo in socal where he and jose canseco were sparring. jose canseco had the height and weight advantage against kyoshi frank, but he kept coming in w/ his punches and kicks and driving jose canseco back. some funny shit. jose canseco later tried to do mixed martial arts and he got his ass kicked.


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I just read how he had his first pro fight in August. Won in the 1st rnd via Rear-Naked Choke. I hope he keeps winning and makes it to one of the big feds!!!


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