Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Everything’s changed for Frank Trigg

By Elias Cepeda

More often than not, a professional fighter’s career consists of a series of highs and lows. Frank Trigg knows this well. Having begun his pro MMA career six years earlier, in 2003 Trigg had worked his way all the way up to a UFC title shot against former welterweight champion Matt Hughes.

Trigg lost the fight but with two impressive wins in 2004, he climbed his way back into title contention and earned another title shot against Hughes. Then, suddenly Trigg lost that rematch and his next fight with eventual champion Georges St. Pierre, and he was out of the UFC.

In the spring of 2006, Trigg got submitted by Carlos Condit and he announced his retirement. He had put almost 10 years into the sport of MMA, and a lifetime of wrestling before that, had gotten his big shot and fallen short a couple of times and at 33 years old, Trigg was ready to move on from active competition.

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