Trigg confirms release from UFC

by Dann Stupp | source:

It's two and out for UFC welterweight Frank Trigg after his Ultimate Fighting Championship return.

After posting a 6-1 record to earn his way back into the organization and signing a new deal with the UFC in 2009, Trigg was notified on Monday that he had been dropped from the UFC after a knockout loss to Matt Serra at this past weekend's UFC 109 event.

Trigg confirmed the news with ( on Wednesday.

Trigg said he held off on sharing the news until he could notify family members. He said he's undecided if he'll pursue opportunities outside the organization.

The former University of Oklahoma wrestler and PRIDE veteran suffered a TKO loss to Josh Koscheck in September; it was Trigg's first fight in the UFC since a submission loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 54 in 2005.

With that loss and the subsequent first-round stoppage defeat to Serra, UFC officials elected to cut Trigg from its welterweight roster.

Following that first UFC stint that ran from 2003 to 2005, which included a pair of title losses to then-champ Matt Hughes, Trigg (19-8 MMA, 2-5 UFC) fought for organizations such as Strikeforce, World Victory Road, HDNet Fights and ICON Sport, where he defeated Jason "Mayhem" Miller for the organization's middleweight title.

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Jack Skellington site profile image  

2/10/10 9:50 PM by Jack Skellington

same here

PTM2020 site profile image  

2/10/10 9:42 PM by PTM2020

awe man.

midwestbred site profile image  

2/10/10 9:42 PM by midwestbred

at the bottom of the article it says Nover is cut too

midwestbred site profile image  

2/10/10 9:39 PM by midwestbred

Trigg is cut...

INDK site profile image  

2/10/10 2:35 AM by INDK

I want to see him fight one last time.

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2/10/10 2:19 AM by Bill Pharoni



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HardHittingHeeb site profile image  

2/10/10 1:38 AM by HardHittingHeeb

That's the thing about Trigg. He's more dangerous than your average gatekeeper, but not top-tier. And at this point I think his chin needs a year off.I do like him, and I think him and Serra are cut from the same cloth, making their trash-talk seem forced.

Marzz site profile image  

2/10/10 1:30 AM by Marzz

He has had a tough road, but shit, that does not look good. It's one thing to lose to those guys, it's another when you consider he was finished early by all of them and was only competitive for a couple minutes in all combined. 2-5 while being rnc'd three times and ko'd twice in quick fashion in consecutive fights with your wins being against guys who were never top contenders is not good. That said, I really like Trigg and would like to see him fight someone like Amir.

Bill Pharoni site profile image  

2/10/10 1:26 AM by Bill Pharoni

Trigg COULD be a better commentator, if he quit trying to be funny, but that's just the way he is. IMO, he's not as good as Rogan, Mir, or even Elvis Sinosic for that matter. I definitely don't want to see him as Goldie and Rogan's third wheel.


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