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Frank Trigg Coming Back to the UFC, Can a Reunion Fight With Matt Hughes Be Far Behind?


(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.


In a post to his website Hughes recapped some of his thoughts from the fight with Matt Serra at UFC 98 and dropped this little hint about his future plans:

“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.

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Swedish- May 28, 2009 at 7:56 am
Go do some gay porn twinkle fag

You belong in dream/strikeforce or any other b-level org.
High Left Kick- May 28, 2009 at 6:49 am
when the fuk is El Guapo gonna come back to the UFC? If "oh no, not another rear naked choke" twinkle toes is making a come back, then Bas should too. Hes the answer to ending the Machida dysnasty. I would pay good money to see Rutten punch Machida's urine soaked liver over and over. haha that thought made my day
MMAMoneyLine- May 28, 2009 at 6:29 am
I like the idea of Hughes vs. Condit. Loser of Swick/Saunders gets Serra and loser of Davis/Hardy gets Trigg.
ArmFarmer- May 28, 2009 at 5:38 am
"What in the world does this comment have to do with MMA? It seems to me that your trying to bash Matt and his faith."

So?
Jay Smith- May 28, 2009 at 5:34 am
Worst nickname in all of fighting............
Chinstroker- May 28, 2009 at 5:30 am
Hughes seriously prays to decide if he should make a trip to the gym? What a tool. If only Serra had managed to bash some sense into him...
Frank Mur- May 28, 2009 at 3:48 am
He's not going to compete with GSP or Fitch, but he will definately help the UFC clean up the WW division and get rid of some of the idle mouth breathers ie:Koscheck ,Hughes and Serra. Yes, I said it, Trigg would destroy Hughes at this point in their respective careers.
angeleyes- May 27, 2009 at 11:36 pm
The only positive thing about Frank Trigg back in the UFC, is I will get to see him get beat up....4x...lol
angeleyes- May 27, 2009 at 11:16 pm
Dude I could not of said it better....I am sick about it....whtf????????
Dante- May 27, 2009 at 8:28 pm
BRING BACK CARLOS NEWTON!
T BONE- May 27, 2009 at 8:27 pm
willie you can't argue that matt is over the top about it dude... i was shocked at how forceful he was with his religion on TUF.. crazy shit lol. btw, i'm muslim. long live allah.

psyche i'm athiest bitch!
williej1- May 27, 2009 at 8:02 pm
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?

What in the world does this comment have to do with MMA? It seems to me that your trying to bash Matt and his faith.
just some dong- May 27, 2009 at 8:01 pm
Ugh...
Poo Flinger- May 27, 2009 at 7:54 pm
Wow the only guy at 170 I like less than Hughes or Serra will reenter the weight class. BORING!

Side note: Joes Son (spelling) was the one getting hit in the veggies, Hackney was the one doing the punching.
Jonny5- May 27, 2009 at 7:47 pm
Matt Hughes vs. Carlos Condit
common sense- May 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm
i fucking love it. long live trigg
LowelltheHammer- May 27, 2009 at 7:04 pm
I wouldn't even be surprised if they signed Hughes/Trigg III and it ended in the first with Trigg choking himself to save Hughes the effort.
K.E.G.- May 27, 2009 at 6:26 pm
If Hughes v Trigg is a real possibility then it belongs on the undercard or at the very least on a fight night of some sort and not even as a main event. This is a fucking terrible idea, Strikeforce will over throw the UFC if they keep making shit decisions like this one.
Dante- May 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm
I like the guy a lot. I'm not certain he'll be of any impact to the WW division but he'll be exciting.

HUGHES TRIGG III !
Sheps- May 27, 2009 at 6:07 pm
no no no! The last 3 UFC events have been some of the worst in recent history, the last thing we need is another throwback old school wrestler on wrestler fight.

Hell just let Gray Maynards boring ass shadowbox in the ring for 15 minutes.
T BONE- May 27, 2009 at 5:50 pm
can't wait to see trigg have his ass kicked
T1- May 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm
I wanna see that guy from TUF who knocked himself out w/ a slam have a rematch.


Franky is just gonna be a stepping stone for some welterweight up and comers, like Brock Larson.
auzzy85- May 27, 2009 at 5:08 pm
ROFL at last comment. Wouldt that be cool to hear Bruce Buffer say!
Sneaky Pete- May 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm
If you want to bring someone back, bring back Keith "Ow My Balls" Hackney. Where's he been?
One Two- May 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm
Hey ben i think the fight of the week is screwed up, glad UFC is sighning fighters they need to do more of that.
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