By now, most fighters have got the hint that wearing sunglasses indoors is the fastest way to jeopardize your career. Since we told you about this disturbing trend, Joe Soto lost his belt striking with a wrestler in the Bellator featherweight championship while Paul Daley lost his fight to Josh Koscheck by unanimous decision, then was cut from the UFC, and it’s all because they wore sunglasses indoors. A big ‘LOL’ to anyone who still doesn’t see this pattern. The evidence is overwhelming and it’s no longer a coincidence: If you wear sunglasses indoors, everything will go wrong. Luckily, Frank Trigg has taken every pair of sunglasses he owned and used them for batting practice. He can now return to MMA, knowing he’ll get back to his winning ways with ease.
A couple of days ago, we told you how Joe Riggs is fighting a guy who’s 0-1 in Canada. It seems that Frank Trigg is going to be fighting Roy Neeman (1-0) in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 9th. In both situations, the MMA newcomers have decorated grappling backgrounds, but will be fighting guys who have been competing in MMA over a decade longer than them. If James Toney taught us all one thing, it’s that a 72-6-3 professional boxing record means absolutely nothing if you can’t stuff a takedown. In the same way, Nate Marquardt reminded Damien Maia that all fights start on their feet and no amount of elite Brazilian jiu-jitsu can save you from a well-placed overhand right.
After his loss to Matt Serra in the UFC, Trigg hinted at retirement. We’re not sure what his motivation is to fight a guy who’s 1-0, but we’re glad to see he’s taking a page out of Brett Farve’s book and coming back to finish his career on his own terms. Props to foreign sanctioning bodies for being more lenient than American athletic commissions and getting Frank back in the cage to fight again. I’m willing to bet every grain of rice leftover in my bowl of sesame chicken that this new, sunglasses-free Frank Trigg is going to make waves in the welterweight division again. [Source]