PRO MMA exclusive interview: Zak Cummings, TUF 10 tryouts and beyond

Zak Cummings trains out of Springfield Fight Club in Springfield Missouri, and is 9-0 as a professional mixed martial artist. Coming off a big win over UFC veteran Terry Martin this February at XCF: Rumble in Racetown I, fighting eight times in one year, juggling fighting, school, and two jobs, the young fighter is looking to continue to build on his momentum in the fight game.

The undefeated 24 year old fighter is at this time en route to Seattle, Washington to try out for The Ultimate Fighter season 10. He has his mind set on making the house, excelling on the show, and taking his career to the next level as a fighter in the UFC.

Regardless of what happens with The Ultimate Fighter, expect to see Zak Cummings in a major organization in the near future. With a strong wrestling background and an ever expanding well rounded game, Zak has won six of his nine fights by either KO or submission. Zak took some time out of his insanely busy schedule to talk with PRO MMA (promma.info) about The Ultimate Fighter, his career, and his camp:

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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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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