Former UFC and Pride fighter Frank Trigg was arrested on Wednesday in Las Vegas after a 2011 incident with his ex-wife.
According to Clark County Detention Center records, Trigg was arrested on domestic violence (battery/strangulation) charges and remains at the jail pending $15,000 bond to be posted.
Sources have indicated to MMAWeekly.com that Trigg’s arrest stems from a 2011 incident involving his ex-wife and not any new charges related to the fighter.
A photograph was released to the media with claims of domestic violence that had occurred while the couple was still married.
The former UFC fighter then released a brief statement through his management and public relations team regarding the photo and charges made by his ex-wife, categorically denying any wrong doing but could not state more due to a gag order placed on both Trigg and his ex-wife by the courts.
“First and foremost, we would like to make it very clear that the reports are completely false. Although Frank would like to personally address every detail of what has been said, a court order prevents both Frank (and his ex-wife) from talking about their pending divorce in this light. Despite what appears to be an obvious breach by his ex-wife, Frank will continue to abide by the order instituted. More importantly, Frank has three young children whose interests are paramount to any form of this he-said she-said trial by public opinion. He asks that the public please respect his privacy and that of his children as they transition into their lives post-divorce. Frank would also like to thank his fans, friends and family for their support during this extremely difficult time.”
Trigg remains in custody at this time at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas. MMAWeekly.com will have more on this story as it develops.