(When Frank Trigg finds himself in a jam, he just asks that suave son of a bitch in the mirror what to do. And he always knows just what to say)
Like it or not, Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg is headed back to the UFC Octagon for another go ‘round. He’s thirty-seven years old and yet just signed a four-fight deal to compete in the UFC’s welterweight division, despite having competed intermittently as a middleweight recently. Either the UFC felt his current four-fight winning streak or his 7-2 record since leaving the organization was good enough to justify another shot at the big time, or else they’re in desperate need of someone for Matt Hughes to fight. Because oh no, Country Breakfast isn’t ready to hang it up just yet.
“One thing I always do when I get in the cage is look for my wife. It took me a little while to find her, but when I finally did, I could see she was worried. She’s told me countless times that she wants me to retire and, as I ponder the thought, I just know I’m not ready for that step yet.”
He also used the blog entry to answer some of your burning questions, like why he raised Serra’s arm after the fight (“Actually I didn’t, he raised mine,”), where the rivalry stands now (Serra told him it was over on his end), and tells a lengthy story about cutting weight that involves him praying for guidance about whether he should hit the gym or not. One can’t help but imagine God being distracted by this prayer precisely as he was about to save an Indian orphan from a flood. But hey, that kid wasn’t about to win a fight and then give Him credit on pay-per-view TV even if he had lived, am I right?
But if Hughes isn’t ready to retire, and since there still doesn’t seem much reason to give him either of the rematches that he claims to want with Thiago Alves and Georges St. Pierre respectively, maybe “Hughes-Trigg III: Just For The Hell Of It” is the perfect event to fill some dead space in the UFC schedule. If ever there was a time for Trigg to notch a cheap win in order to make his series record against Hughes a little more respectable, the twilight of the man’s career is definitely the best bet.