by Billy Hull – Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Billy Hull of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin filed the following report on Saturday’s Icon show, featuring Frank Trigg defending his belt against Robbie Lawler:
It’s hard to believe, but just eight months ago, a 230-pound Frank Trigg sat at home on the couch and did nothing but eat chicken and drink wine.
“I was done,” Trigg said. “I literally sat at home, did nothing, and blew up to 230. I was over (fighting).”
But when an offer to square off against Jason “Mayhem” Miller in Hawaii for the Icon Sport world middleweight title last December came about, it was enough to get Trigg off the couch and back in the ring.
“I couldn’t turn it down,” Trigg explained. “When I saw him fight (Georges) St.-Pierre in the UFC, he took a beating, but at the end, he kept coming at you and since then I always wanted to fight him.”
Despite cutting 40 pounds in 10 weeks, Trigg (15-5) defeated Miller by TKO for the belt. He is back to defend it against former champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (13-4) in the main event of tomorrow night’s Icon Sport: Epic event at the Blaisdell Arena…