News broke yesterday of Frank Trigg‘s re-signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and there’s good reason MMA fans and fighters alike should take notice.
Although having gone 2-3 in his first stint with the sport’s most prominent promotion, Trigg has crafted an impressive professional record at 19-6 since debuting in 1997 and is currently on a win streak of four impressive victories over solid competition. In the past fourteen months he’s torn through Edwin Dewees, Makoto Takimoto, Falaniko Vitale and Danny Babcock.
Trigg’s accomplishments after leaving the UFC have consistently illustrated why he is a force to be reckoned with. Outside of the cage, the insightful commentary work and blogging Frank produces has maintained and grown a more than decade-long fan base.
What Trigg will now bring back into the UFC’s stacked welterweight division is his world class wrestling base, improved submission defense, crisp striking and unwavering endurance.
On any given night when firing on all aforementioned cylinders, the University of Oklahoma graduate can hang with and oust top level opponents. Look for Twinkle Toes to do exactly that, as he makes his return to the big show before year’s end.
Update: Trigg will face Koscheck at UFC 103