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Frank Trigg: 'I have everything to lose, nothing to gain'

Frank Trigg says he has everything to lose and nothing to gain, but that's also what makes his fight tonight exciting in the main event of "Rumble in Race Town" in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Trigg (18-6), who has over 11 years of fighting experience with top promotions such as the UFC, PRIDE and Strikeforce, will be taking on Danny Babcock (6-1), who began fighting professionally February 2007.

"A guy that's only been fighting for 18 months or two years, really, what's he gonna bring?" Trigg said. "The problem is that he has nothing to lose."

Trigg knows all the pressure is on him and a loss could put Babcock on the map.

"If he comes out there swinging for the fences and knocks me out," Trigg said. "Well, I've lost everything and he's made a name for himself. He's on the next pedestal and I'm dropped down to mediocrity again."

While a win over a little-known up-and-comer won't compare to his victories over the likes of Kazuo Misaki and Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Trigg considers this fight another test of his abilities against someone with heavy hands and solid wrestling.

"If I go out there and beat him, it's kinda like so what you beat Danny Babcock, who really cares?" Trigg said. "But it's not for me. It's not about the wins and losses but how well I do in the competition."

The event will be streamed online for $9.95 at 7:30 p.m. on XCFMMA.com. A percentage of the proceeds will be sent to UFC lightweight Corey Hill, who suffered a leg injury last December at UFC Fight For The Troops.

Tentative Fight Card:

  • Frank Trigg vs. Danny Babcock
  • Terry Martin vs. Zak Cummings
  • Jesse Taylor vs. Steve Esteban Ramos
  • Marcus Jones vs. John Jarez
  • Jeremy May vs. Todd Cutler
  • TJ Cook vs. Scott Harper
  • Ryan Keenan vs. Travis McGee
  • Gilbert Burgos vs. Chris Thorne
  • Vagner Rocha vs. Allen Arzeno
  • Byron Byrd vs. Jim Hammortree

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