MMA Quick Quote: Frank Trigg is to MMA what Michael Jordan is to basketball

Frank Trigg

"You cannot have LeBron James, you cannot have Kobe Bryant, you cannot have these great basketball stars without Michael Jordan first. You cannot have Barry Bonds without Babe Ruth. It's impossible.You cannot have the future without the old guys like me that did it first. That's just how the sport is going to progress. Is it going to get more athletic and more acrobatic? You better freaking believe it because the kids are going to get younger and smarter about it."

– After more than four years away from the Octagon, former number one welterweight contender, Frank Trigg, tells Las Vegas Review-Journal that he’s ready to give it one more shot before he puts a ribbon on his mixed martial arts career. The 37-year-old fighter considers himself a trailblazer, making his professional debut back in 1997 and working his way up the ranks to earn two world title shots opposite Matt Hughes. He came up empty on both attempts, losing via rear naked choke at UFC 45: "Revolution" and then again at UFC 52: "Couture vs Liddell 2." His road back to the top of the heap begins in less that two weeks when he takes on perennial division threat, Josh Koscheck, at UFC 103: "Franklin vs. Belfort" on Sept. 19. Will the third time be the charm for "Twinkle Toes?"


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