(Frank’s the guy in the background who is being assured by Josh Rosenthal that everything is going to be all right. Well, not everything, but you get the point. Photo courtesy of Fight Magazine.)
We left one name out of yesterday’s recap of the post-UFC 109 contract-cutting bloodbath, and it is perhaps the least surprising one of all. Frank Trigg, who suffered his second KO loss in as many fights after being brought back to the UFC in 2009, was also invited to seek other opportunities/paychecks this week. One has to think that Trigg saw the firing coming after his poor showing against Matt Serra last Saturday. Not only did he get knocked out, but this fight had loser-leaves-town written all over it from the start. Why Trigg would dare show up for a fight of that importance with hair is beyond us.
Unlike Mark Coleman, Trigg says he’s not sure yet whether he’ll try to land a gig fighting outside the UFC. He has some on-camera experience and can probably land a job of some sort in broadcasting, or maybe he’s had enough of working for other people and will resurrect the Triggonomics brand as MMA’s next clothing giant. Changing the name so it no longer "sounds like a lemonade stand" might be a good first step.