(Goodridge vs. Frye, Pride Shockwave, 12/31/03)
So you watched Gary Goodridge’s poor showing against Gegard Mousasi on New Year’s Eve and thought to yourself, why do they keep bringing this guy back? The answer is a) he’ll fight just about anybody with a few hours notice, and b) there was a time when he thrilled the Japanese fans with his standing and banging. His final fight in Pride against legendary hard-ass and recent retiree Don Frye was just one such time.
It was only six years ago, and yet it feels like another lifetime. All those young bucks who felt like they were on top of the world with their New Year’s Eve victories at Dynamite!! might want to take note. The good times are good, but they do not last.