Veteran mixed martial artist Frank Trigg
has been arrested in Nevada on one charge of battery domestic
violence with strangulation.
ProMMANow.com first reported the news, and Sherdog.com confirmed
the information with a representative from the Clark County
Detention Center on Thursday. Trigg was recently released on bond,
and his arraignment is scheduled to take place Friday at 10:45 a.m.
Allegations against Trigg publicly surfaced in April when a photo
was published on gossip site TheDirty.com, allegedly of Trigg’s
ex-wife following an October incident. Trigg, in the middle of
divorce proceedings at the time, responded by issuing a statement
through his management:
“First and foremost, we would like to make it very clear that the
reports are completely false. Although Frank would like to
personally address every detail of what has been said, a court
order prevents both Frank (and his ex-wife) from talking about
their pending divorce in this light. Despite what appears to be an
obvious breach by his ex-wife, Frank will continue to abide by the
order instituted. More importantly, Frank has three young children
whose interests are paramount to any form of this he-said she-said
trial by public opinion. He asks that the public please respect his
privacy and that of his children as they transition into their
lives post-divorce. Frank would also like to thank his fans,
friends and family for their support during this extremely
Trigg was released from his job as a commentator at HDNet (now AXS
TV) after the allegations surfaced, which he addressed in an
interview with MMAFighting.com.
"[HDNet was] very nervous because of the affiliation that someone
with a vendetta could make public statements about me that were
untrue and inflammatory," said Trigg. "There's nothing I could do
about it, because once it's on the Internet, it's on the Internet.
They couldn't take the chance with a loose cannon being out there,
and that's exactly what happened. That's 100 percent what happened.
You can't fault HDNet for trying to save their company and trying
to expand their network and what they're trying to do with their
network by letting me go. They were scared of what was going to
happen, and it happened."
Trigg, 40, last competed in September, dropping a split decision to
Bellator alum Jim
Wallhead at BAMMA 7. A veteran of 30 professional fights,
“Twinkle Toes” competed for both the
Pride Fighting Championships and the
Ultimate Fighting Championship over the course of his 14-year
career, twice failing to capture the UFC welterweight title from
Hall of Famer Matt
Hughes. A former Icon Sport middleweight champion, Trigg owns
notable career wins over Jason
Miller, Kazuo Misaki
Hallman (twice), among others.