Two legends collide at UFC 109 as Couture takes on Coleman

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Las Vegas, NV (USA) – In 1998, two of the United States’ greatest amateur wrestlers – Randy “The Natural” Couture and Mark “The Hammer” Coleman – were scheduled to meet in a relatively new proving ground called the Ultimate Fighting Championship. That mixed martial arts bout at UFC 17 never happened due to injury, but on Saturday, February 6th, nearly 12 years and six UFC championships later, Couture and Coleman finally square off at UFC 109: Relentless, presented by Bud Light and live on pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev., for a colossal meeting of Hall of Famers over a decade in the making.

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MMA Flashback: 2002 – Frank Trigg vs Jason Medina

In 2001 a new Las Vegas-based MMA promotion by the name of the WFA (World Fighting Alliance) was formed under the leadership of MMA trainer/fighter, John Lewis and nightclub promoter, John Huntington. The Nevada State Athletic Commission had opened the doors for MMA and it was on. PRIDE and SHOOTO veteran, Frank Trigg had trained under Lewis, so naturally he would be one of their first stars. At this point in his career Trigg was 7-1 and was coming off his first loss, which was to Hayato Sakurai a year earlier in Dec. 2000.

The WFA held their first event in Nov. of 2001 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas and Trigg, fighting at welterweight was looking to get back on track and ended up ground and pounding the very experienced Laverne Clark into a third round submission. Eight months later the WFA was back at the Hard Rock with their second show and this time Trigg was facing 10-2 Jason Medina. Here is that fight. Keep in mind this is the weight (170lbs.) Trigg has announced he will return to.

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Frank Trigg – ‘Rumble in Race Town’ post-fight update (video)

Frank Trigg gives fans an update after his victory over Danny Babcock at XCF: RUMBLE IN RACE TOWN on Feb. 14 in Daytona, Florida. Trigg feels he is just too small for middleweight even though he’s put together an impressive win streak at 185 lbs. He plans to make an eventual move back down to … Read more

XCF: RUMBLE IN RACE TOWN results & NASCAR drivers give opinion on MMA

XTREME CAGEFIGHTING FEDERATION’S – XCF: RUMBLE IN RACE TOWN went down last night in Daytona, FL. The highly anticipated event was considered part of the pre-race festivities for the DAYTONA 500 that takes place today. In fact, many NASCAR drivers and owners were expected to be at the fights and some of the fighters for sure will be attending the race today.

In the main event, Frank “Twinkle” Toes Trigg (19-6) defeated local fighter, Danny Babcock (5-2) by unanimous decision. After the fight, Trigg announced he will most likely be moving back to middleweight which he feels is his optimum weight class. Reports have stated he seemed a bit gassed after round one. Also on the card, TUF playboy, Blake Bowman (2-2), gave up a first round TKO loss to Ryan Keenan (3-0).

XCF: RUMBLE IN RACE TOWN results:

Frank Trigg def. Danny Babcock by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Zak Cummings def. Terry Martin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jesse Taylor def. Gert Kocani by submission (rear naked choke) in Rd 2, 4:45
Marcus Jones def. John Juarez by TKO (punches) in Rd 1, 1:39
T.J. Cook def. Scott Harper by KO (punch) in Rd 1, 1:37
Todd Cutler def. Jeremy May by TKO (punches) in Rd 1, 4:07
Gilbert Burgos def. Chris Thorne by TKO (doctor stoppage) in Rd 1, 1:17
Ryan Keenan def. Blake Bowman by TKO (strikes) in Rd 1, 4:29

NASCAR drivers comment on MMA after the jump…

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Frank Trigg ‘Rumble in Race Town’ – interview (video)

In this two-part video interview Frank Trigg talks about what his fight against Danny Babcock tonight at ‘XCF: Rumble in Race Town’ means and where he is in his career. Trigg’s boxing coach, Ron Frazier, also gives some great insight into Trigg as a fighter and as a person. This is a great look at one of MMA’s veteran stars.

TRIGG – PART I

Part 2 after the jump…

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Frank Trigg training blog for Feb. 12, 2009

Frank Trigg will be fighting Danny Babcock on Feb. 14 at ‘XFC: Rumble in Race Town’ in Daytona, Florida. In this video Trigg has just arrived in Florida, he talks about how training has been going and what will be taking place the next day or so leading up to the fight. The event will … Read more

PRO MMA exclusive interview – Frank Trigg

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) had the great privelage of speaking extensively to Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg (18-6)  last night about his upcoming fight at XCF: RUMBLE IN RACE TOWN which takes place this Saturday night, February 14 (Valentine’s Day), 2009, in Daytona, Florida.

The event is being held on the eve of the 51st running of the Daytona 500. MMA fans and NASCAR fans will have a chance to mingle as these two sports intertwine for the very first time. NASCAR drivers and owners will be sitting cage side as the fights go down and many of the MMA fighters, families, and fans will be staying to take in the race on Sunday.

Frank Trigg will be headlining ‘RUMBLE IN RACE TOWN’ as he fights to maintain his top ten middleweight status. He will be providing the opportunity of a lifetime for his opponent who would gain instant notoriety if  he were victorious.

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Frank Trigg training blog for Feb. 9, 2009

Frank Trigg will be fighting Danny Babcock on Feb.14 at ‘XFC: Rumble in Race Town’. Just a few days away now, Trigg is winding down the training camp. We will be featuring his video blogs here the rest of the week at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) leading up to the fight. We also have a new … Read more