Frank Trigg responds to domestic abuse allegations ( has received an official statement from former UFC welterweight contender Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg responding to recent allegations that he choked his wife in front of his children in October 2011.

The statement reads as follows:

“First and foremost, we would like to make it very clear that the reports are completely false. Although Frank would like to personally address every detail of what has been said, a court order prevents both Frank (and his ex-wife) from talking about their pending divorce in this light. Despite what appears to be an obvious breach by his ex-wife, Frank will continue to abide by the order instituted. More importantly, Frank has three young children whose interests are paramount to any form of this he-said she-said trial by public opinion. He asks that the public please respect his privacy and that of his children as they transition into their lives post-divorce. Frank would also like to thank his fans, friends and family for their support during this extremely difficult time.”

Trigg also appeared on the popular MMA podcast The MMA Hour with host Ariel Helwani earlier today basically reiterating the official statement posted above. Trigg said by court order he was not allowed to discuss the divorce but he did deny the allegations of abuse and pointed out that he has never been convicted of any crime other than maybe a few traffic violations in his life.

Now 39-years-old, Trigg has been competing as a professional mixed martial artist for 15 years. He has also spent the last few years as a color commentator working for HDNet and various regional mixed martial arts promotions around the globe.¬†However, due to all the negative publicity, none are clamoring for the MMA veteran’s services at the moment and he was let go by HDNet.

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