Frank Trigg

It seems hard to believe that 2005 was the last time Frank Trigg fought in the UFC. Now he’s back. MMA Junkie reports that Trigg signed a deal for four fights to come back.

When negotiations again started with Zuffa in 2008, Trigg initially talked to company executives about fighting for the UFC’s sister promotion, World Extreme Cagefighting.

“We tried real hard to make a deal for the WEC, back when they still had a welterweight division, and we just couldn’t come together,” Trigg said. “I talked to them again, and (WEC matchmaker) Sean Shelby and (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva and I got together and worked it all out.”

Trigg is perhaps best known to casual fight fans as the guy that got choked out by Matt Hughes twice. But Trigg has been active and successful since departing the UFC.

He beat Mayhem Miller for ICON’s middleweight championship late in 2006, and has recently fought in XCF, Strikeforce, Sengoku, HDNet Fights and Pride. He has won his last four fights.

Trigg is 19-6 in his storied career. His losses came against some MMA greats and some of the toughest competitors currently fighting MMA: Hughes, Robbie Lawler, Carlos Condit, GSP and Hayato Sakurai.

As Joe Rogan would say, we look forward to seeing you again in the octagon.

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