In a move that many long time MMA fans had given up hope of ever happening, Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg (19-6) is returning to the UFC. An update PRO MMA (promma.info) received as one of Trigg’s followers on Twitter reads, “Veteran welterweight Frank Trigg returning to the UFC, signs multi-fight deal.”
Trigg who is now 37-years-old (we share the same birthday), last appeared inside the UFC Octagon at UFC 54 back in August of 2005 when he fought Georges St. Pierre. Trigg went 3-2 in the UFC. He lost two title fights against Matt Hughes and he lost to St. Pierre. It is interesting to note that all of Trigg’s losses in the UFC came by way of Rear Naked Choke submissions.
Trigg’s victories in the UFC came against Renato “Charuto” Verissimo at UFC 50 and Dennis Hallman at UFC 48. Another interesting note is Matt Hughes beat Trigg twice, but Dennis Hallman beat Matt Hughes twice, and Trigg beat Dennis Hallman twice.
Since his departure from the UFC, Trigg has put together an impressive 7-2 record and is on a four fight win streak. During that time he defeated the likes of Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Kazuo Misaki, Edwin Dewees, Makoto Takimoto, and Falaniko Vitale.
Although Trigg has had a few fights at middleweight recently, he will be fighting at welterweight. There is no word yet on an opponent although some have speculated a potential third match-up with Matt Hughes could be in the cards. Trigg’s first fight back with the UFC is expected to take place sometime later this year.
UFC President Dana White has always stated his favorite UFC fight of all time is Frank Trigg vs. Matt Hughes 2. He said he loved the way the fight went back and forth and Hughes was hurt and was able to come from behind to win, so it is not far-fetched to think these two could meet again.
You can view our exclusive interview with Frank Trigg prior to his last fight at “Rumble in Race Town” here. If you would like to follow PRO MMA and receive all of our updates on Twitter go to www.twiiter.com/promma.
By: Jack Bratcher