MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Legacy FC 42 lightweight Josh Quayhagen as he prepares for his upcoming main event tonight (June 26, 2015) against Anthony Njokuani at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The talented former Bellator standout is looking to right the ship after suffering two straight losses and he’d love nothing more than to leave it all out there against Anthony Njokuani later tonight:
“I don’t know how it would feel to lose to Njokuani, but I want to make sure I can’t look back and say, ‘Hey, I made that mistake, I made this mistake.’ I want to fight. I want to go to war with Njokuani. I want to test myself and I want to enjoy it. When I look back at some of the fights I lost before, I can pinpoint little mistakes I made in preparation that I regretted. I’d like to get in there and fight and just enjoy it and do what I’m capable of. If I did that and I lost, this would be easier to take. Njokuani is a great fighter, a world class striker and I plan to test it. We’re gonna strike. I’m ready to be tested. I want to get in there and be satisfied more than win or lose, but I think I can fight with world class strikers and that I can beat them.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 139 lightweight Dave Rickels as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout tomorrow night (June 26, 2015) against John Allessio at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas.
The former Bellator title challenger expects a fun scrap against Allessio, but he feels he has unfinished business against the former champion Michael Chandler who defeated him in that title fight:
“[John Allessio] throws up submissions pretty well. He even lands takedowns in his fights so the guy’s pretty dangerous everywhere. Here’s how I’m looking at this fight. I’m expecting one of the best John Allessios to show up. If he doesn’t, then he’s in fucking trouble. But if the best John Allessio shows up and the best Caveman shows up, we’re gonna put on a god damn good fight. That’s what I’m expecting. That’s who I’m expecting to see out there. What I really believe is I don’t think he can take it from me. This is where you start seeing me climb up. My mind is in a better place. My training’s going better… [If I win and don’t take any damage] I want Michael Chandler the very next weekend. Hell yeah. If I went out injury free, yes 100 percent.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 138 featherweight Daniel Straus as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout tonight (June 19, 2015) against Henry Corrales at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The former Bellator champion is looking to rebound from a tough title defeat and he’s hoping to make a statement against a dangerous and undefeated prospect tonight:
“Guys that are undefeated, you’ve got to dig a little deeper because they want to keep that zero. They want to keep pushing. They don’t realize that they might be in a bad position and they’re just working off of instinct and whatnot. It’s not like I haven’t fought anybody that’s undefeated before. I’m going to give him what I give everyone else, which is the best of me. [Henry Corrale] is a talented fighter. Hats off to the guy or whatever, but we all know what this job is. It’s get inside the cage and throw blows. He’s gonna throw blows and I’m gonna throw even harder blows.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 138 featherweight Henry Corrales as he prepares for his upcoming main card battle this Friday night (June 19, 2015) against Daniel Straus at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The talented prospect understands that he has a tall task ahead of him in the former champion, but he isn’t going to overthink things once the cage doors shut. It’s all about him:
“[Daniel Straus] is just a tough guy, a really tough guy. Former champ, a lot of experience, wrestling-based but he’ swilling to exchange. That’s pretty much all I think of him. Mostly through this camp, it’s all about what I’m gonna do. How am I gonna get off? How am I gonna establish myself in the fight and things like that.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 138 lightweight Michael Chandler as he prepares for his upcoming main card battle this Friday night (June 19, 2015) against Derek Campos at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The former Bellator champion expects a very fun fight against an aggressive opponent, but he also believes he’s on a completely different level than Campos:
“I like [Derek Campos] as a fighter. Watching him a little bit, if I take away the fact that I want to put his head through the canvas and finish him and knock him out or choke him out. If I put that aside, as a fan of the sport, I like the way he fights. He comes forward. He fights hard. He’s not gonna give up and he’s not gonna be an easy guy to finish. I loved it a couple fights ago when I fought Dave Rickels. Dave Rickels is a go-er. He was a grinder. You couldn’t stop him. You couldn’t finish him. We need those kind of guys in the sport and Derek Campos is the same. He bites on his mouthpiece and takes some shots to dish one out. He swings hard and he swings wild but I just feel like I’m on a whole ‘nother level. Through these losses, I’ve grown so much as a man, as a competitor. Changing up certain things with my technique, with my philosophy. I feel like I’m unstoppable and that I’m gonna stop Derek Campos.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 68 bantamweight Anthony Birchak as he prepares for his upcoming main card fight tonight (June 6, 2015) against Joe Soto at the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The former MFC bantamweight champion knows he’s fighting for his life in there against Soto and he could potentially have his back against the wall:
“I’m 0-1, he’s 0-1. We’re fighting for our fucking jobs. No one wants to think that but at the end of the day, UFC is a business and having either one of us going 0-2 is not good. I plan on fighting my ass off. I know Joe plans on fighting his ass off. That cage is going to be getting smaller and smaller and the walls are gonna close in and eventually we’re gonna be fighting in a fucking phone booth.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 68 bantamweight Joe Soto about his upcoming preliminary card bout tomorrow night (June 6, 2015) against Anthony Birchak at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The former Bellator champion is coming off a UFC title opportunity so he’s experiencing a much bigger step down against original opponent Anthony Birchak, but he won’t be taking him lightly:
“It’s hard to predict how the fight’s gonna happen because there’s so much that goes into it. I’m just gonna go in there and try to do what I gotta do. I’ve got a bunch of different scenarios in my head. It’s gonna be a tough fight I think. I’m just gonna have to find the path of least resistance and find that finish.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 68 middleweight Tim Boestch as he prepares for his upcoming main event tomorrow night (June 6, 2015) against Dan Henderson at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The UFC veteran expects to have a youth advantage for the first time in a while, but he would prefer this fight ended sooner rather than later:
“If it goes into the later rounds, it should favor the younger man, but I honestly don’t see this fight getting to that point. I don’t expect a fourth or fifth round. I’m anticipating Dan coming out looking to take my head off early and I’ll be looking to do the same. I’m anticipating an early finish in the first three rounds for sure.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 21 featherweight champion Lance Palmer as he talks his upcoming main event title bout against Chris Horodecki tonight (June 5, 2015) at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The talented Team Alpha Male fighter has a new confidence about him since he was crowned WSOF champion and while he’s training for a 25 minute fight, he’s hoping to put Horodecki away much faster than that:
“I consider myself the best in the cage when I step in there on the day of the fight. I’m ready for it to go 25 but I’m going out there to get the finish and get the win early. If it goes two rounds, three rounds, four rounds or even five rounds, I trained for it. Whatever happens, happens in there but I train for the finish… I don’t want to bring in guys to train for Chris Horodecki. Chris Horodecki has to bring in guys to train for me.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 67 light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo about his upcoming main card bout this Saturday night (May 30, 2015) against Francimar Barroso at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil.
The former MFC champion believes this is the perfect showcase fight for him as he has a significant number of advantages he intends to put on full display in front of the hostile Brazilian crowd:
“I’m kinda starting to become known as a bit of a knockout guy now. I used to be the most boring guy before and now I’m one of the more exciting guy. I think I have a better skill-set than [Francimar Barroso]. I think he throws some heavy bombs. I think I’m more skilled than him on the feet. I think he’ll try to wrestle with me and get me to the ground. I think I have an okay ground game of my own that I can combat him with. I’m just gonna do my thing and it’s gonna be an entertaining fight because of that. People are gonna see my skill-set and how I have a superior skill-set to him as opposed to getting in this barnburner of a brawl and standing and throwing with him. I’m gonna out-think him, out-skill him and out-strategize him as opposed to a war or attrition.”