Frank Trigg grapples with Renato Verissimo. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
It seems that Frank Trigg’s recent appearance with TNA Wrestling might not be a one-time thing after all. The promotion is currently attempting to land Trigg as a full-time color commentator.
TNA Wrestling sent out a text alert to their TNA Mobile subscribers saying the company is in talks with Mixed Martial Arts star Frank Trigg to become a TNA announcer. Trigg is said to be a big wrestling fan and will be at Lockdown to add some insight and analysis on commentary during the Joe vs. Angle match.
Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe will be wrestling a MMA-related match at the company’s “Lockdown” pay-per-view this Sunday. Trigg was on TNA’s weekly Impact show last week to give his take on the match. UFC welterweight Marcus Davis also did a promo for the organization recently as well.
Touch of gloves to MMA Mania for the find.
Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Frank Trigg were both victorious last night in their respective bouts, setting up a potential rematch of their ICON Sport middleweight title bout that took place just one year ago.
The 6,754 that packed into the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas saw a main event between Miller and Tim Kennedy live up to expectations as a very competitive bout. Kennedy came away with the first round on the scorecards, using superior striking and wrestling to keep Miller at bay. Kennedy came close to ending the fight when he secured Miller’s back and had an extended amount of time to try and sink in a rear naked choke. The opportunity was foiled when the horn sounded to end the round.
Both fighters came out of the gate firing away with punches and kicks to start the second. Kennedy (8-2) once again took control of Miller (20-5) from behind but Miller was able to reverse the position and put Kennedy on his back. Miller fired away with punches and elbows that opened up a nasty cut on the bridge of Kennedy’s nose. “Mayhem” started to pull away in the final stanza after securing an early takedown.
Kennedy’s cut was checked by ringside doctors on two different occasions but the bout was permitted to continue both times. The fight was restarted on the feet by the referee after the second check of the cut and gave Kennedy the opportunity to take Miller down. However Kennedy was unable to generate much offense because of multiple submission attempts by Miller. Miller rolled Kennedy to his back and pounded away on his opponent until the end of the fight. The judges convened and their scorecards all matched up as Miller was awarded a well-earned unanimous decision, finally avenging a loss to Kennedy earlier in his career.
When asked who he would like to take on in his next fight, Miller hysterically stated that he wouldn’t mind fighting HDNet Fights owner and famed billionaire Mark Cuban for each other’s wallets. While Cuban won’t be standing across the cage against Miller in his next fight, Trigg most likely will be.
Marcus Lanier def. Lee King - Submission (Armbar)
Liam McCarty def. Jason House - TKO (Cut)
Jay White def. Patrick Castillo - Submission (Armbar)
Nissen Osterneck def. Freddie Espiricueta - Submission (Strikes)
Corey Mahon def. Chris Bowles - Submision (Armbar)
Pete Spratt def. Tristan Yunker - TKO (Cut)
Krzysztof Soszynski def. Robert Villegas - Disqualification
Yves Edwards def. Alonzo Martinez - Submission (RNC)
Frank Trigg def. Edwin Dewees - Submission (Kimura)
Jason Miller def. Tim Kennedy- Unanimous Decision
Tonight we will be going live at 7:30 PM EST, covering HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave some comments throughout the night…
While you are waiting for the event to start, feel free to check out our coverage of the event which includes interviews, weigh-in results, and much more:
HDNet Fights II Weigh-In Results
A Chance for Revenge and Mayhem in HD
RawVegas Interviews Mir and Trigg
Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ to Sponsor HDNet Fights
Report: Osterneck Tapped to Replace Dollaway
Dollaway Out of HDNetFights: Reckless Abandon
Report: Salmon Replaced Against Mayhem
Trigg-Dewees, Miller-Salmon Headline HDNet Fights
Jason Miller vs. Tim Kennedy
Frank Trigg vs. Edwin Dewees
Yves Edwards vs. Alonzo Martinez
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Robert Villegas
Pete Spratt vs. Tristan Yunker
Cory Mahon vs. Chris Bowles
Freddie Espiricueta vs. Nissen Osterneck
Jason House vs Liam McCarty
Jay White vs. Patrick Castillo
Lee King vs. Marcus Lanier
Tristan Yunker failed to make weight for his scheduled welterweight bout against Pete Spratt. Yunker weighed-in at 174 lbs at the weigh-ins and was only able to get down to 173 lbs following the allotted two-hour time limit.
Yunker will now forfeit a percentage of his purse to Spratt and the fight will take place at a catch weight of 173 lbs.
Jason Miller (186 lbs) vs. Tim Kennedy (185 lbs)
Frank Trigg (183 lbs) vs. Edwin Dewees (185 lbs)
Yves Edwards (156 lbs) vs. Alonzo Martinez (156 lbs)
Krzysztof Soszynski (204 lbs) vs. Robert Villegas (205 lbs)
Pete Spratt (170 lbs) vs. Tristan Yunker (174 lbs)
Cory Mahon (155 lbs) vs. Chris Bowles (154 lbs)
Freddie Espiricueta (184 lbs) vs. Nissen Osterneck (184 lbs)
Jason House (184 lbs) vs Liam McCarty (185 lbs)
Jay White (256 lbs) vs. Patrick Castillo (241 lbs)
Lee King (155 lbs) vs. Marcus Lanier (154 lbs)
RawVegas had the opportunity to interview former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir and fellow UFC veteran Frank Trigg at a Las Vegas Grappler’s Quest event over the weekend.
Mir talks about his son competing at the event and his plan to defeat Brock Lesnar at UFC 82 in February. Trigg discusses his “Triggonomics” clothing line and his upcoming fight against Edwin DeWees this month.
DALLAS, TEXAS—- Mixed-Martial-Arts stars Frank Trigg and Jason “Mayhem” Miller are recognized as two of the sports top middleweights. They, in fact, once squared off in an epic battle for the ICON World Championship, with Trigg coming away the newly crowned champ.
On Saturday, December 15th, the non-stop warrior, Trigg, and the master of mayhem, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, will share top billing (in separate fights) on RECKLESS ABANDON, when Mark Cuban’s HDNet FIGHTS returns to the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Let the lessons in Triggonomics and Mayhem begin.
Frank Trigg has stated that he has not been offered a bout against WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho on December 12th in Las Vegas once again.
He originally revealed that he had not received any contract offers from the WEC on his radio show earlier this month. Now Trigg has told The Fight Network that he had learned Filho had been given a bout agreement with Trigg as his opponent but has not received any kind of contact from the WEC at all.
An article about Filho’s move to Team Link by Jason Remillard of The Springfield Republican last week stated that Filho would be making his first title defense against Trigg.
Trigg has also said that he is willing to fight Filho in December if contacted by the WEC.
Jason Remillard of The Springfield Republican is reporting that Paulo Filho will make the first defense of his WEC Middleweight Title against Frank Trigg at WEC 31 on December 12th:
Filho is a world-class fighter with a 15-0 professional record. He has fought all over the world, including the now-defunct Pride Fighting Championships in Japan. Filho recently defeated Joe Doerksen for the WEC middleweight title and will make his first defense Dec. 12 in Las Vegas against Frank “Twinkletoes” Trigg.
Filho will arrive in Ludlow Nov. 1 to begin the final phase of his training for this fight against a very tough opponent. Trigg has held his own against many of the big names in the UFC, such as former welterweight champions Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre.
The statement comes in an article where Remillard announces that both Filho and Thiago Silva have joined Team Link, the same training team that sports UFC heavyweight contender Gabriel Gonzaga.
Trigg has stated in the past on his daily radio show that the fight was only being discussed and nothing was signed. However Trigg also noted that anything could change at a moments notice.
Earlier today, Sam Caplan made a post on Five Ounces of Pain stating that Frank Trigg’s radio show co-host, George Garcia, had responded to a post made on MMA Weekly’s message forums and somewhat validated the rumor that Trigg was set to fight current WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho in December.
Trigg responded to the rumors this afternoon on Tagg Radio. Here’s what we now know.
Nothing is signed as of yet. Trigg and his manager have been contacted by Zuffa concerning a possible fight at the end of the year. Trigg has not seen any form of a contract. In fact he went on to elaborate how things may change completely in a matter of hours.
“I haven’t signed anything at all,” said Trigg. “I haven’t seen a contract and I won’t until everything is finalized and the only thing I have to do is sign my name and fax the contract back to Zuffa. My manager, Rico Chiapparelli, deals with everything else.”
“The way Zuffa’s accounting system works these days is that things can be done in a matter of hours”, stated Trigg. “The contracts they send out don’t really take a lot of time to make. There aren’t many details that need to be worked out. I’m saying that right now nothing is happening but things could completely change by this afternoon or later tonight.”
Trigg and Filho would make for a very interesting fight. In my opinion, Trigg would be Filho’s toughest test to date. If I was Trigg, I’d try to keep the fight standing the entire time. It’s not that Trigg’s wrestling isn’t good enough to keep him out of submissions, because it certainly is. However as we saw in Filho’s last fight against Joe Doerksen, his striking isn’t impressive at all, even if the sloppy punches happened to stop Doerksen.