MMA's Frank Trigg Arrested on Battery Charges

Nedu ObiAnalyst IIAugust 9, 2012

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According to, this past Wednesday, former PRIDE and UFC combatant Dewey Franklin Trigg lll was arrested on a charge of battery. Said charges are a result of an alleged domestic-violence dispute, where Trigg was accused of strangulation.

Trigg is being detained at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on a bond of $15,000. His court arraignment is Aug. 10.

News of the domestic altercation first came to light in April of 2010, when posted a picture of Trigg's wife Nicole with lacerations around her neck. His wife averred the crime, which was allegedly committed in front of their children in October of 2011.

About the same time, “Twinkle Toes” released a statement strenuously denying the allegations.

With regards to his ongoing predicament, this past April Trigg again fervently denied any wrongdoing whilst appearing on “The MMA Hour.”

I’ve never been arrested, I’ve never been picked up, I’ve never been convicted of anything ever in my life other than a speeding ticket. That’s the only thing I’ve ever been convicted of. That’s it. So I don’t know where this other stuff is coming from. I have no idea what’s going on, but I’ve never been charged with any crime ever in my life, ever, other than speeding and maybe a couple illegal parkings.

The 40-year-old New Yorker twice vied for the UFC welterweight championship, which at the time was held by UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes. On both occasions, Trigg was submitted via rear-naked choke.

Trigg currently plies his trade for BAMMA promotions. His last fight for the company was a split-decision loss to Jim Wallhead in September of 2011.


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