Quote of the Day: UFC Release Will Prompt Early Retirement for Trigg


Frank Trigg. Photo courtesy of World Victory Road.

“I made a stupid mistake. I stood on his foot in the corner, and I got caught with a punch. If they say I’m done, I’m done. If the UFC cuts me, I’m done fighting. I don’t have the strength or determination to go fight in the minor leagues anymore. I’ve done it before. I didn’t come back here for one fight ... so I could say I retired as a UFC fighter. I came back to make a run at a title fight. I want to fight. But if they’re done with me, that’s it.”

— Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Frank Trigg tells MMA Junkie that he will decide to retire if the UFC opts to release him following his first-round TKO loss to fellow wrestler Josh Koscheck at UFC 103 this past weekend. Trigg signed a multi-fight deal with the organization in May. The longtime veteran went 2-3 in a two-year stint with the UFC from 2003-2005, which saw Trigg fall to Matt Hughes in consecutive championship opportunities.

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