Go Back   Matt-Hughes.com Official Forums > MMA Related > MMA

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-18-2012, 03:44 AM
VCURamFan's Avatar
VCURamFan VCURamFan is online now
MMA, VCU, & Doctor Who
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Basketball Capital of the World
Posts: 14,313
Send a message via AIM to VCURamFan
Default Frank Trigg Addresses Domestic Abuse Report, HDNet Split

From MMAFighting.com:

Quote:
Apr 16, 2012 - Last week, veteran fighter and broadcaster Frank Trigg was the subject of reports that implicated him in an alleged domestic abuse case with his wife, stemming from an incident that happened last October. According to the report, which originated on celebrity gossip website TheDirty.com, the abuse incident coupled with an affair with an HDNet co-worker led to Trigg's ouster as a commentator for the cable channel.

The report from TheDirty.com claimed that he had been found guilty of domestic violence as a result of the incident. Trigg appeared on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, and while he declined to answer several questions due to a gag order around the divorce proceedings, he blasted the report and ensuing coverage around it.

"I’ve never been arrested, I’ve never been picked up, I’ve never been convicted of anything ever in my life other than a speeding ticket," he said. "That’s the only thing I’ve ever been convicted of. That’s it. So I don’t know where this other stuff is coming from. I have no idea what’s going on, but I’ve never been charged with any crime ever in my life, ever, other than speeding and maybe a couple illegal parkings. "

Earlier on Monday, Trigg released a public statement through his media relations representative, which more directly denied the incident, calling it "completely false."

On The MMA Hour, he said The Dirty report was "one-third of a story," implying that important details were left out. He said his divorce was finalized just days prior to the report coming out, and that the two sides were waiting on final paperwork and a visitation agreement, among a few other things.

"There is a court order," he said. "We're not allowed to talk about each other publicly and she obviously breached it."

The alleged incident did however cost Trigg his job with HDNet. Trigg said that when HDNet was nearing an agreement with Seacrest Media, AEG and Creative Artists Agency to rebrand the channel, there were internal concerns about how such an incident may be perceived.

"They were very nervous because of the affiliation that someone with a vendetta could make public statements about me that were untrue and inflammatory," he said. "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."

Meanwhile, Trigg says his career is effectively shut down for now. His broadcasting slate is empty, and although he doesn't consider himself a retired fighter, he has nothing planned on that front, either.

While tending to his children, he'll wait and hope for a break.

"I can say I want to do it all day long, but if you don’t hire me for three years, then I’m going to go be a waiter," he said "If I sit around and wait a month, and I kind of put things together and then get a couple jobs, then I’m back in the game. So I have no idea. I can’t answer that, it’s out of my control."
Here's the video of his interview with Ariel Helwani - http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/4/16...27-frank-trigg
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-18-2012, 04:53 AM
MattHughesRocks's Avatar
MattHughesRocks MattHughesRocks is offline
Stump Rules!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 9,788
Default

I wonder if she choked him out.How embarrassing if that got out!
__________________


http://stumpdotcom.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-18-2012, 12:39 PM
PRShrek's Avatar
PRShrek PRShrek is offline
Formerly Dethbob
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Puget Sound
Posts: 220
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MattHughesRocks View Post
I wonder if she choked him out.How embarrassing if that got out!
Especially if he punched her in the nuts first!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-18-2012, 02:25 PM
JavierDLC's Avatar
JavierDLC JavierDLC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: El Paso Texas
Posts: 2,306
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MattHughesRocks View Post
I wonder if she choked him out.How embarrassing if that got out!
LoL I wouldn't doubt she slapped him and knocked him out!



I cant stand this deush!!

I never liked him but before at least I would feel sorry for him, not anymore

I thought he was an @$$ Hole the way he talked to Ariel.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-18-2012, 03:05 PM
J.B.'s Avatar
J.B. J.B. is offline
WAR CARDINALS!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Apache Juntion, AZ
Posts: 8,462
Default

lol...Kurt Angle
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-18-2012, 03:50 PM
Bella79's Avatar
Bella79 Bella79 is offline
I♥The♔COUNT
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: So★Cal♥ England
Posts: 743
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JavierDLC View Post
LoL I wouldn't doubt she slapped him and knocked him out!



I cant stand this deush!!

I never liked him but before at least I would feel sorry for him, not anymore

I thought he was an @$$ Hole the way he talked to Ariel.
I can't stand Trigg.. It has everything to do with Matt... Oh and I can't stand Ariel either. I don't like arse kissers..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.