September 20th, 2008  |  Published in FIGHTER NEWS, TOP STORY  |  23 Comments

Jeff “Big Frog” Curran won a pro boxing fight against the very game boxer, Miguel Angel Figueroa on Friday night. When Curran entered the ring photographer Tom Barnes said that he leaned over to his colleague saying, “watch this MMA guy go out and just blow his energy trying to be to aggressive”. Thinking he had MMA fighters and Curran pinned, Tom later changed his tune when he saw Curran go out and technically pick apart his opponent. Knocking him down 3 times in the first round Curran controlled the pace of the fight all the way to the TKO stoppage in the early in the 3rd.

Bart Palaszewski was in Currans corner and told us,”Jeffy looked sharp, completely overwhelmed his opponent and did not gas one bit, he kept the pressure on and just did not stop!”

Curran took this fight as a part of his test cut to see how his strength, speed and stamina would be at this new weight. If last nights performance is a sign of how strong Curran will be at his new weight then WEC and the 135lb division should take notice. Curran says he is more focused than he has ever been in his entire career and is gunning for that title.


  1. G&P says:

    September 20th, 2008at 1:40 pm(#)

    Congrats Big Frog! So what are your plans now? When are you back at WEC? I am looking forward to seeing you against a few of the 135ers in WEC, Beebe, Bowles, and Torres! with you down there it is shaping up to be a very tough division! Good Luck Big Frog!

  2. alan says:

    September 20th, 2008at 1:42 pm(#)

    Still think Torres is going to be a tough fight for you but im glad to see you are strong at the weight! What will your plan be with Torres?

  3. susie says:

    September 20th, 2008at 1:45 pm(#)

    Lot of people doubting you but im not one of them! Go get that belt!
    PS. nice abs babe! 😉

  4. LeVon says:

    September 20th, 2008at 2:13 pm(#)

    I knew you would take care of business, you Big Frog you! Nice job brotha!

  5. bartimus says:

    September 20th, 2008at 4:23 pm(#)

    Guys I was in Jeff’s corner last night, and from all of his boxing fights amature and pro he looked awesome last night. he let it go, like a beast that he is. If Jeff preforms like he did last night everytime he fights mma or boxing he’s gona get to the top fast and he’s gona stay there for as long as he wants. Congrats bro!

  6. Tyburn says:

    September 20th, 2008at 4:29 pm(#)

    I’m glad the loss in weight hasnt effected speed or strength. Assuming you win every fight at 135lbs between now and Championship…how many fights do you think it will take to get the contendership?

  7. Brian Crenshaw says:

    September 21st, 2008at 6:58 am(#)

    Nice work! Now take out one of those 135 lb contenders and then the WEC title. Keep up it up bro…

  8. Tyburn says:

    September 22nd, 2008at 4:36 am(#)

    What??? up to three wins before you can contend when you were a long term contender at 155lbs? That suprises me. I suppose before you challenge for the belt it would be fun to see you fight like some of the others in that weight class…isnt Chase Beebe in that class? and the guy whose name sounds like ribena but isnt LOL

  9. big frog says:

    September 22nd, 2008at 4:58 pm(#)

    could be just 1 fight. I personally don’t mind getting acclimated to the weight division and “earning my spot” over others that have already been there. Just how i am.
    but if it comes sooner, the better…

  10. Rob"Bubbs"Harris says:

    September 23rd, 2008at 1:20 am(#)

    Thumbs up on the win dude. You should pack on some pounds and come to Baltimore to fight Jessie Nicklow. That would be a fantastic boxing match. WEC probably won’t make you wait that long for a title shot. They got light heavies fighting for titles with 3-2 records. Just be patient. You represent SPE so you have to win on principal.

  11. Big Frog says:

    September 23rd, 2008at 7:52 am(#)

    no more packing on pounds for this boy..sorry! with torres at like 33-1 record, they will make sure they put game guys in for him. again, no hurry, Miguel is a great champ and i dont take him lightly. he is one of most dangerous guys that can beat you at bantam,feather and lightweight divisions. he is crafty and knows how to win. I will face him soon.

  12. Boxing and MMA - Page 5 - Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums says:

    September 23rd, 2008at 10:46 am(#)

    […] Curran Fought Pro Boxing this weekend here are the pics. Curran is gearing up for his run at the WEC bantam weight title and took a pro boxing fight to test his strength and stamina at hie new weight of 135lbs. he did really well winning by TKO in the 3rd round. CURRAN WINS BY TKO AT 135lbs :: SuckerPunch Entertainment […]

  13. Tyburn says:

    September 23rd, 2008at 5:54 pm(#)

    I grant you Jeff, that you should have to fight before contending, but assuming you win your fight, I think they should bear in mind your standing in the Weight Division above and you’re History there. It not that I dislike Torres…its that I wanna see you win a title LOL, its a shame you have to beat him to get it, but thats the way the cookie crumbles.

  14. Red says:

    September 24th, 2008at 6:49 pm(#)

    Cannot wait to see him at 135 in the WEC! Some great fights are possible.


  15. Grant says:

    October 18th, 2008at 12:57 pm(#)

    WAR BIG FROG! Best JJ in the business

  16. Big Frog Stomper says:

    December 8th, 2008at 9:17 pm(#)

    Jeff needs to worry about getting some wins in before he worries about a title shot. His talked a big game when he hit the 45 div.

    Brian Bowles is the future of the 135 WEC division. Look at who he has fought. Do you this Curran would have gone 4-0 against those animals?

  17. Tappin187 says:

    December 8th, 2008at 11:40 pm(#)

    Hell yeh he would have! (moderated)!

  18. Charlie says:

    December 9th, 2008at 2:59 am(#)

    who is this school girl?

  19. Tappin187 says:

    December 9th, 2008at 8:52 am(#)

    Charlie, are you talking about “Big Frog Basher”? Just some ass that will eat his words.

  20. The Deaf MMA Columnist says:

    December 9th, 2008at 9:19 am(#)

    To Big Frog Stomper,

    That is an uneducated example. You are trying to say that someone who has the experience couldn’t win against someone who won 4 fights. Let’s flip this over. Could BOwles take Kid the distance? No. Could Bowles run a BJJ clinic on Faber before a cut changed the fight? No. COuld Bowles last 3 rounds against the guy who KO’d Faber? No. Bowles is a good fighter and has a bright future in the sport, he is not however the Big Frog. When you realize what you have in Curran you will never second guess him. BJJ expert under Pedro Sauer, Top level boxing under Doug Mango, trains in THE highest quality MMA gym in the United States, never shows up out of shape or overweight, you will see that he is a dominant fighter and will have Torres’s belt around his waist in no time.

  21. tyburn says:

    December 9th, 2008at 3:23 pm(#)

    Hate to tell you “Stomper” but Bowles, isnt going to be able to hang with Torres. Whereas Curran has a gift that only a few of the top Fighters have. The ability to fight at Championship level in more then one division…and what really pisses me off, is despite everything Curran has done…noone seems to know or care anything about him enmass…I know he has fans but nothing like the recognition he should have…Has Faber ever fought in the UFC…and look at how well known Matt Serra is…I’m sorry but you have to consider that Curran should swing some charge just because of who he has been with the matchmakers..but even if he does have to fight many times prior to the Title…so what? almost all the fighters down there would make for an exciting match-up.

    Besides…do you know how bloody rude it is to come onto a site like this and be disrespectful? as for records…how many fights did you say Bowles has…You dont want to go down that road.

  22. Curran personal video message to torres - Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums says:

    March 26th, 2009at 7:32 am(#)

    […] did a test cut to 135 and took a pro boxing match to test his stamina… he ended the boxers career Curran at 135 Torres is a great fighter and this will be a tough fight for both, but in no way is anyone out […]

  23. Curran personal video message to torres - Page 2 - Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums says:

    March 26th, 2009at 10:34 am(#)

    […] did a test cut to 135 and took a pro boxing match to test his stamina… he ended the boxers career Curran at 135 Torres is a great fighter and this will be a tough fight for both, but in no way is anyone out […]




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