MMA Flashback: 2002 – Frank Trigg vs. Dennis Hallman

Trigg vs. Hallman part 2
Trigg vs. Hallman part 2

The year was 2002, the organization was the WFA (World Fighting Alliance) out of Las Vegas. It was their third event. Trigg defeated LaVerne Clark at WFA 1 and Jason Medina at WFA 2. At this point, Trigg was 9-1, with his only loss coming from Hayato Sakurai at Shooto in 2000. He was facing a very tough Dennis Hallman who had already given Matt Hughes his first two losses. Hallman was a very established veteran with a record of 23-6-1 when he met first met Trigg at WFA 3.

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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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Jerry Millen: “Dana White, he wants to be king of the world”

Former PRIDE FC USA Vice President and current M-1 Global USA Vice President, Jerry Millen spoke with PRO MMA at the Affliction: Day of Reckoning press conference. Millen may be best known to MMA fans for his ongoing public war of words with UFC President, Dana White.

Never a loss for words, Millen had a few choice comments about White and the UFC’s business practices of counter programming Affliction events. The V.P. talked about the future of Affliction, the failures of Elite XC and the IFL, the UFC and Dana White.

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