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. PT.

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 difficult time.”

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 and Dennis Hallman (twice), among others.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

UFC Fight Night 63: Clay Guida vs. Robbie Peralta fight video highlights

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

FAIRFAX, Va. – Clay Guida is a battle-tested veteran of the sport, but there were some lingering questions about his future. “The Carpenter” answered them all on Saturday night.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

The Downes Side: Fight Night Fairfax Predictions

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC/WEC veteran Dan Downes talks strategy and predictions for UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas, taking place Saturday, April 4. read news >>

Dennis Siver vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri added to UFC Fight Night 69 on June 20 in Berlin

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

Hard-hitting featherweight veteran Dennis Siver has been paired off against international superstar Tatsuya Kawajiri for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 69 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Fight Pass, read news >>

Report: Dennis Siver vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri set for UFC Berlin, plus Bäckström vs. Lahat

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Kickboxing specialist Dennis Siver will face Pride veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri June 20 at UFC Fight Night Berlin. Earlier today, MMA in Asia reported that a featherweight bout between German kickboxing read news >>

Renzo Gracie to serve as color commentator for World Series of Fighting 20

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

A familiar name is joining the World Series of Fighting broadcast team. MMA legend Renzo Gracie will be the color commentator for WSOF 20 on April 10 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, WSOF ex read news >>

Phil Baroni claims he's on his way to the WWE

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Veteran MMA fighter Phil Baroni says that he's going to sign a developmental deal with the WWE, but other sources claim otherwise. Is The New York Bad Ass on his way over to pro wrestling? Well that' read news >>

Nevada Commissioners Discuss Stiffer Penalties for MMA Drug-Test Failures

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

MMA fighters—and maybe even promotions—could soon be on the hook for big punishments if they fail drug tests. That's the key suggestion that emerged from a day-long information-gathering session held read news >>

Brendan Schaub confirms that he'll be dropping to light heavyweight

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Veteran UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub has confirmed that he'll be dropping to 205 pounds for his next fight. After much speculation, it appears that 11-time UFC veteran Brendan Schaub has decided to read news >>

Rebounding Strong, Clifford Starks Rolls with Latest Opponent Change

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

A UFC and Bellator veteran, Clifford Starks easily rolls the punches with his latest opponent change for WSOF 19 on Saturday night. read news >>