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On the latest episode of Rebellion MMA Radio, Trigg was asked to share some of his most memorable stories in MMA.

“A lot of my stories are usually weird stuff from after parties that you really can’t talk about," said Trigg. "But going to Japan a lot you really learn about a lot of different people. You see Jake Shields over there all the time, you see Gilbert Melendez over there all the time and it’s just a weird situation when you’re in this foreign land with all of these Americans but the most interesting thing was drinking vodka with Fedor."

“[Fedor and I] are sitting there in the hotel bar and we’re talking and we’re having a great time and all of a sudden I realize that this fool speaks English. I was like ‘Come on man, you’re really going to pull this?’ It’s not good English or clear English but you can definitely understand it enough to talk to him. He was just like ‘Nah, I don’t like doing it because I don’t feel comfortable on the microphone’ and we were just talking for five minutes in a straight English conversation without a translator.”

“Then he goes ‘You know its funny’ and I go ‘What’s that?’ and he says ‘The more you drink vodka, the better you think your Russian is.’ That was when I first started realizing how the world works.”

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5/7/12 2:21 PM
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This story made me smile. Phone Post
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 great story.
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It's the same with Anderson. They understand some English and can speak some, but obviously feel much more comfortable speaking their native tongue when on a microphone in front of a crowd or recorded TV/Radio.

That's understandable imo.
5/7/12 3:04 PM
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That .gif image makes Fedor look like a serial killer.
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i think ur all missing the point, trigg was speaking russian Phone Post
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I thought Fedor didn't drink alcohol. I must be remembering wrong.
5/7/12 3:14 PM
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Ethan Boyle - I thought Fedor didn't drink alcohol. I must be remembering wrong.


Anyone and everyone in a position of celebrity says that.

50 Cent, Elvis, etc....

It's something to say to save the image.

W.C Fields never said that tough, he was too drunk to remember too.
5/7/12 3:38 PM
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Ethan Boyle - I thought Fedor didn't drink alcohol. I must be remembering wrong.

I think you heard wrong....

wine glass, looking drunk, smoke in ashtray closest to him.


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Lmao, yep, I remembered wrong!
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so.. frank trigg speaks Russian? Phone Post
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I think I remember a video of him and Randleman backstage after their fight, with Fedor saying he didn't drink beer, but loved vodka, in English. Phone Post
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Theres a promo video of Randy and Fedor talking about EA MMA and Fedor was speaking perfect english. Phone Post
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UGCTT Captain America - I think I remember a video of him and Randleman backstage after their fight, with Fedor saying he didn't drink beer, but loved vodka, in English. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFtWyY2Ibbk

Fedor drinking vodka w/ Igor V.
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UGCTT Captain America - I think I remember a video of him and Randleman backstage after their fight, with Fedor saying he didn't drink beer, but loved vodka, in English. Phone Post
Yup. Randleman says he wants to have a beer with him. Fedor asks if he would drink Vodka. In the exchange though if I remember correctly Fedor maybe only said just enough to indicate no beer only vodka. It didn't indicate to me his English was good enough to not want to have a translator. I think his reasoning is reasonable. Phone Post
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I think Barnett has talked about hanging out with fedor drinking vodka together as well. Phone Post
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 fuck yea Fedor drinks
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neibs -  I think Barnett has talked about hanging out with fedor drinking vodka together as well. Phone Post

 Yep. Coleman also said he was invited to do the same but declined because he knew they'd fight sooner or later.
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It is funny how much chael sonnen has shaped the comments in this thread, despite the story not involving him at all. Its like people feel they have to justify why he doesnt speak english in public as if it ruins his integrity (it doesnt).
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at 2:25 is Fedor and Kevin. Fedor says beer makes him "fat" i guess.

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