Thursday, September 03, 2009

Morphin' Into An MMA Fighter

Jason David Frank, the Green and White Power Ranger is set to become an MMA fighter....seems like a natural transition There is no word if he will be bringing the Dragon Power Coin or either the Sword of Darkness or the Dragon Dagger to the ring with him as a good luck charm or possible weapons if things start to go bad. As of yet Zordon has yet to sign on as his trainer or mentor in his endeavour into the Octagon.

JDF has signed on with Suckerpunch Entertainment to begin his fighting career. JDF has been training with UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard and has been working on his ground fighting skills, a discipline he was lacking when he first thought about entering MMA in 2007 (before it fell through and forced him to put off his debut).
"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

He already has a strong background in martial arts as he started when he was 4 and holds a sixth degree black belt in karate. In 1994 he created his own martial art, Tose Kune Do, The Way of the Fighting Fist. He is also a member of the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, alongside the likes of Chuck Norris and Dan "The Beast" Severn.

This may be funny and on the surface look like a joke but who knows, he may surprise some people and make a name for himself as JDF and not just a guy from a kids show that rode around in a giant mechanical dinosaur. At the very least his career may be interesting to follow. I will tell you one thing, I will make a special point to watch if he can Kimberly aka. The Pink Ranger (Actress: Amy Jo Johnson) to stand in his corner!!

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