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Frank Trigg’s UFC contract has been terminated following UFC 109 loss to Serra

Source: mmajunkie.com

It’s two and out for UFC welterweight Frank Trigg after his Ultimate Fighting Championship return.

After posting a 6-1 record to earn his way back into the organization and signing a new deal with the UFC in 2009, Trigg was notified on Monday that he had been dropped from the UFC after a knockout loss to Matt Serra at this past weekend’s UFC 109 event.

Trigg confirmed the news with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Wednesday.

Trigg said he held off on sharing the news until he could notify family members. He said he’s undecided if he’ll pursue opportunities outside the organization.

The former University of Oklahoma wrestler and PRIDE veteran suffered a TKO loss to Josh Koscheck in September; it was Trigg’s first fight in the UFC since a submission loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 54 in 2005.

With that loss and the subsequent first-round stoppage defeat to Serra, UFC officials elected to cut Trigg from its welterweight roster.

Following that first UFC stint that ran from 2003 to 2005, which included a pair of title losses to then-champ Matt Hughes, Trigg (19-8 MMA, 2-5 UFC) fought for organizations such as Strikeforce, World Victory Road, HDNet Fights and ICON Sport, where he defeated Jason “Mayhem” Miller for the organization’s middleweight title.

The 37-year-old fighter and broadcaster then found a new life when he returned to the 170-pound division and strung together wins over the likes of Edwin Dewees, Makoto Takimoto and Falaniko Vitale to earn the new UFC deal. However, as with most fighters, the back-to-back losses prompted the walking papers.

As MMAjunkie.com reported earlier today, the UFC also dropped UFC 109 headliner Mark Coleman and heavyweight Tim Hague following the Feb. 6 event. Phillipe Nover’s termination has also since been confirmed.

Trigg Knows Serra’s Right Hand Is Dangerous

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UFC welterweight, Frank Trigg has given his final thoughts ahead of tonight’s clash in Las Vegas at UFC 109 with Matt Serra, saying he’s well aware how dangerous the right hand of “The Terror” will be.

Trigg said:

“He caught Karo (Parisyan), he caught (Chris) Lytle, he’s caught everybody he’s fought with that stinking right hand of his at one point or another throughout the fight. It’s tough because not only does he swing up at you, he kind of has a weird-looping-hooking kind of right hand. It’s not really straight. It’s more of a hooking right hand that comes at you, kind of an uppercut as well, but he’s also really aggressive. He’ll jump right at you,”

Trigg also revealed he’s changed up his training camp ahead of this one, giving him the best possible chance to win on the night.

“A lot of my workouts have been at Cobra Kai’s the last couple of weeks especially because I’m really implementing Marc Laimon into my corner and into my training format and I really got to understand what he’s like, what he’s about, his terminology, stuff like that. I needed to give myself the best shot to win and I needed short, squatty guys who have good over hand rights and great jiu-jitsu.”

“In Vegas, there’s no one better than Marc Laimon to know what Serra’s going to do, how he’s going to do it. So I just had to make a choice and give myself the best opportunity to win and I had to change my camp up a little bit (by) including Marc Laimon.”

Trigg certainly has his back against the wall after losing his first fight back with the promotion back in September. Can this former two-time number one contender prove his point and stay relevant in one of the most stacked divisions in MMA today?