Sam Caplan over at Five Ounces did a pretty hefty interview with Frank Trigg. Say what you will about Frank’s skills on a mic or in the ring, this guy is always a good interview if you like details and dirt on backroom wheeling and dealing. It’s worth reading in full, but here’s some summaries:
On why he was a free agent so long: Trigg says that all of the companies that approached him weren’t willing to let him continue his duties as a commentator for other organizations. Figures fighting is only 3 to 4 times a year but commentating was something he could do and make money off of every weekend if he wanted to. Let’s just hope for our sakes that he doesn’t.
On why the UFC hated him: Trigg verified the fact that UFC brass weren’t happy with him talking shit during the PRIDE shows, but explained that just like Bill Goldberg got a sheet with all the company and sponsors to shill, Trigg got a list of different ways to say “UFC sucks balls! Pride lives forever in potent and superior form!”
And of course, I can’t leave out my favorite quote:
Sam Caplan: Is there anything you are concerned about specifically for Edwin Dewees more so than you normally would be in a general sense?
Frank Trigg: I’m concerned with his blood test. He’s a bleeder. He bleeds a lot. I want to make sure I don’t get any blood on me and that if I do get any on me that he’s HIV negative and that he’s Hepatitis B and C negative.
Well what about Hepatitis A, Frank? What about Hepatitis A???