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Frank Trigg Thinks Chuck Liddell Should Stay Retired

May 6, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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– Frank Trigg recently spoke with MMAJunkie, here are the highlights…

On Thinking Chuck Liddell Should Stay Retired: “I don’t want anything to do with trying to fight. The era is over. Our athletic careers are done. Be done. Liddell, for as great of a fighter as he was, he was getting knocked out – he was getting touched; he wasn’t even getting cracked – he was getting touched and falling down. Yeah, I’m sure he feels way better now. His head doesn’t hurt, his neck doesn’t hurt – he’s given his head time to heal from all those (knockouts) and he’s finally got his chin back. “If he shows up, let’s be honest, he’s got something to give to the weight class.”

On How MMA Keeps Advancing: “The sport is advancing,” Trigg said. “… Frank Trigg comes in and starts talking a bunch of noise. But then Chael Sonnen comes in and talks a bunch of noise, but is way better – much more activity, and more people understand it. And then you move on to this guy called Conor McGregor, and he makes it even better. He’s talking about having $100 million fights against Floyd Mayweather, and now you want to talk about guys who were champions 10, 15 years ago? It’s not good for the sport, it’s not good for them …”

But He Admits That He Doesn’t Know Everything: “I said Anderson Silva should’ve retired when he got scissor heel-hooked by Ryo Chonan, and he went on to become the greatest of all time,” Trigg said. “So what do I know? They wanna fight, let ’em fight.”