MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Randy Couture about the Muhammad Ali Act and protecting the rights of fighters.

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 173 light heavyweight Liam McGeary as he prepares for his main event bout this Friday (February 24, 2017) against newcomer Brett McDermott at SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“I think if they would have gone with Chris Fields as the opponent, it would have been easier (to sell the fight). I don’t think a lot of people liked him too much. I think I was going to get a few cheers anyway. But now I’m fighting someone completely new. This guy (McDermott) is a scrapper. He can take a punch, he can give a punch. He’s a brawler. I think we’re just going to stand on our feet and bang out.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 104’s Angela Hill, who lost to top women’s strawweight contender Jessica Andrade in a Fight of the Night performance on February 4th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 105 lightweight Paul Felder as he prepares for his main card bout this Sunday night (February 19, 2017) against Alessandro Ricci at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

“I feel like I always do. I’ve been there before, (last time) coming off a loss, I thought I was going to jump right back when I fought Ross Pearson, and I got two (losses) in a row. So I’ve had my back against the fence, I know that feeling. The last time I had my back against the fence like this, I came out and got a submission victory over (Daron) Cruickshank when it was kind of like a loser might go home situation. I’m not even trying to ever get there again. I don’t ever want two (losses) in a row. With the way the organization is now, you never know. They’re letting guys go, letting contracts ride out. It’s kind of nerve-wracking.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 104 winner Felice Herrig, who defeated top prospect Alexa Grasso last weekend (February 4, 2017) at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 104 lightweight Abel Trujillo as he prepares for his main card bout this Saturday night (February 4, 2017) against James Vick at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

“I was supposed to fight Evan Dunham. I had a couple people come up to me, and they were like, you shouldn’t have taken this fight (against Vick). But at the end of the day, I feel like I’m the bad draw (for Vick). I still want to fight, and I think I’m going to get a victory. And I’m going to get paid. For me, it wasn’t a hard decision.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 104 strawweight Bec Rawlings as she prepares for her preliminary card bout this Saturday night (February 4, 2017) against Tecia Torres at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

“I want to make sure all of the sacrifices I have made have been worth it. I’m going out there to beat this girl and take a win home. Obviously, I need money as well. I’ve got two small kids that I have to support and not so many sponsors. It’s tough, so that’s my main motivation. I want to be here to knock heads off and make money.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 23 middleweight Sam Alvey as he prepares for his preliminary card headlining bout this Saturday night (January 28, 2017) against Nate Marquardt at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

“I go to sleep and I’m thinking about this fight. I wake up and it’s the first thing I’m thinking about. It is the biggest fight I’ve ever had. I’m going out of my way, I’m spending more money on my training camp than I usually do. I’m taking advantage of everything I can to get ready for this one. Even my wife is on board, we started sleeping in separate rooms so I can sleep better without the kids waking me up in the middle of the night. I’m doing things I’ve never done before to try to get me more rest, more ready, everything. I’m doing eight weeks of conditioning instead of four, I’m traveling more to work with more training partners. I bought an elevation tent and have been sleeping in that for the last six weeks or however long it’s been.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 171 lightweight David Rickels as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Friday night (January 27, 2017) against Aaron Derrow at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas.

“The biggest advantage he probably has is grappling in some form or another, putting me on the mat, trying to get me there. He’s kind of long in the stand-up. In this fight, I really just feel I’m a lot better in a lot of areas but I can’t feel safe in certain place. I’m training for whatever he’s trying to do… I really feel like I can make one more run at the 155 pound belt and I can’t be losing to guys like Aaron Derrow if I want to do that.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 170 featherweight Georgi Karakhanyan as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout tomorrow night (Saturday, January 21, 2017) against Emmanuel Sanchez at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

“Sanchez comes to fight. The kid has a lot of heart. I compare him to a lot of Mexican boxers who keep their hands up and keep coming forward. That’s the same as me, I like to come forward and it’s gonna make a good fight. I’ve faced high caliber wrestlers like Lance Palmer and Bubba Jenkins and you look at your past experience. This guy has heart, but you can’t just have heart. You have to be smart. I’m gonna throw him off a lot. I have good submission skills and I know he fought Weichel and Curran but I feel they’re very defensive counter-fighters. They’re very safe fighters but I’m a person who takes a lot of chances. It’s gonna make an exciting fight.”

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