The Re-Emergence of Twinkle Toes Trigg

Kevin CurranSenior Analyst IAugust 22, 2008

Frank Trigg is one of the recognizable figures in MMA. Whether it be his clothing line, Triggonomics, his wrestling career(note: if Ken Shamrock was a role model for anything it was how to prostitute MMA, pro wrestling is a no-no.), or his numerous TV appearances like when he and Jay Glazer hosted the PRIDE show (tear).

Now he's ready to return to the form of old to fight at Sengoku 4. Trigg is one of the great welterweights in history, stepping into the cage or ring with fighters like Hughes, GSP, Condit, Sakurai, and Mayhem. He not only has the MMA brain to equal any fighter but he has the work ethic to put it to...well, work.

 Working out at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas gives him top level opponents with which to spar and grapple. This helps him a great deal to go along with his expertise in analyzing fights and fighters.

Trigg's opponent is no pushover either, Makoto Takimoto is a rising star in Japan. holding wins over king of the Dongbar, Dong Sik Yoon and "little Mirko" Zelg Galesic. Those two are two of the most prominent names in Japanese MMA today and with those victories under his belt, Takimoto won't be jittery or unprepared.

Coming off a loss to Cyborg Santos, he should be hungry for a victory to redeem himself. In front of his home crowd and ready for battle, Trigg may have his hands full with this one.

In the words of Trigg, "There aren't a lot of bullies left in this business, but I'm one of them." We'll see if he can bully Takimoto around the ring or if he is beaten down like the other big names Takimoto has already dispatched in his career.