Yesterday we reported that welterweight Frank Trigg would soon be cut from the UFC following his UFC 103 loss to Josh Koscheck. As it turns out, that will not be the case, and Trigg will indeed get another fight in the UFC. According to a report from MMAJunkie, the Veteran fighter has spoken with the UFC and they have agreed to give him another bout.
In regards to possibly being cut, Trigg told MMAJunkie that when he signed on to fight Koscheck, “They basically said, ‘If you lose, we have to keep you for one more fight since Josh is a top-five guy and it’s such a tough fight. That’s why I was so surprised that Dana said that I was being cut.”
Trigg is a veteran fighter with a 19-7 record, who in his previous stint with the UFC went 2-3, including two losses to Matt Hughes in title challenges. He was cut from the organization following back to back losses to Matt Hughes, and Georges St. Pierre in 2005. He went on to put together a 7-2 record after being released from the UFC, earning his way to Saturday night’s match up.
Following the news Monday that he may be cut, Trigg stated via his Twitter account, “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.”