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Frank Trigg offers to "retire" Frank Shamrock

Frank Trigg offers to "retire" Frank Shamrock
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UFC, PRIDE and Strikeforce veteran – and co-host of MMAjunkie.com Radio – Frank Trigg (19-6) is currently on a four-fight win streak, yet he doesn't know where or when his next bout will take place.

But on Wednesday's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), Trigg identified one opponent he believes would be easy prey: Strikeforce middleweight Frank Shamrock (23-10-2).

"They can have me fight him any time they want up there," Trigg said. "Put it back at 180 (pounds) again, and I'll put him into retirement. It's not that difficult. Frank Shamrock's only got like two or three fights left in his life."

Trigg fought once for the California-based organization, defeating Falaniko Vitale in October 2008. The 36-year-old said he would love the opportunity to return to the organization in a chance to prove just how far Shamrock has fallen in recent defeats to Nick Diaz and Cung Le.

"How much [expletive] can you talk to Frank Shamrock?" Trigg asked. "He's not that good. The sport has passed him by.

"Do you really want to be seen training on Lamaze balls? Is that really what you want to do? That's what he does. Half of his techniques are done on Lamaze balls. I'm like, 'OK. That's really interesting. That's great. Who's teaching you your takedown defense?'"

Trigg questioned Shamrock's commitment to preparation for his April 11 main event with Diaz at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

"You live in [expletive] San Jose," Trigg said. "There's like 75 great wrestlers that live right down the street from you. You don't train with any of them? That doesn't make any sense to me.

"You're a great striker, you're incredibly athletic, you have a great ability to talk before the fights, you've got a great ability to sell the fight. But then you're striking hasn't changed. Your ability, your flexibility, your ability to hit your punches hasn't changed. You haven't learned – knowing full well against a guy who's going to do takedowns – how to stop a takedown and how to keep it on your feet where you would have had a shot to win.

"But then, you're on your feet and you got out-punched by a jiu-jitsu guy. It doesn't make any sense."

While Trigg's career has been filled with bouts against the world's top competitors, he last fought in a unanimous-decision win against an unheralded Danny Babcock. While the win certainly wasn't a career-builder, Trigg insists Shamrock's current 1-3 streak proves he's no longer relevant.

"The sport's just passed [Shamrock] by," Trigg said. "It's the same thing I said to Ken (Shamrock). It's the same thing I said to Mark Coleman. It's the same thing I said to Tito Ortiz: The sport has passed you by.

"You haven't adjusted. You haven't learned. You haven't spent the time being in the academy every day trying to learn. You're out there [expletive] around doing other stuff when you're not training. It's not smart anymore for this sport...

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Post #1   4/15/09 8:28:43PM   

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Frank Trigg is a brutally straight forward man and I love that so all the power to you Trigg!!!

Post #2   4/15/09 8:50:15PM   

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I would like to see that fight but I wouldnt wanna pay to see it, Cause im a jew!

Post #3   4/15/09 8:55:05PM   

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Seems like he really wants this fight, I say give it to him. Pretty bold words to say he will put Frank into retirement.

Post #4   4/15/09 9:30:23PM   

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Shamrock via dolorian and RNCing a green Trigg.
Sport can't pass you by back there!

Post #5   4/15/09 11:29:51PM   

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i think trigg would win a pretty uneventful UD, by just holding a grinning frank down and thrown just enough little Punch's and elbows not to get stood up

Post #6   4/15/09 11:46:19PM   
 
 
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