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Frank Trigg Likely to Retire After UFC 103 Loss, Impending UFC Release

Frank TriggWith the UFC reportedly set to cut Frank Trigg following his unsuccessful return to the Octagon on Saturday, the veteran fighter is now likely to retire from the sport.

According to MMAjunkie, UFC President Dana White said following Trigg’s loss to Josh Koscheck at UFC 103 that Trigg was unlikely to fight again for the promotion.

“I think Trigg is one of those guys (like Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic),” White said. “These (other) guys are young and explosive. There’s just a whole other level of talent out there, man, and that’s the way it works. That’s the way this business is. I doubt [he’ll fight again in the UFC]. He got smoked tonight.”

If the UFC follows through on its promise to cut the two-time welterweight title challenger, the 37-year-old Trigg is expected to call it quits.

“If they say I’m done, I’m done,” Trigg said. “If the UFC cuts me, I’m done fighting. I don’t have the strength or determination to go fight in the minor leagues anymore. I’ve done it before. I didn’t come back here for one fight … so I could say I retired as a UFC fighter. I came back to make a run at a title fight. I want to fight. But if they’re done with me, that’s it.”

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