Ex UFC fighter Joe Riggs had some heated words to say about former EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields. Shields apparently told Strikeforce that he wanted to fight a bigger name fighter resulting in the proposed Shields vs. Riggs fight to be cut in favor of a catch-weight fight between Jake Shields and Former EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler.
â€œ(Expletive) him … I will (expletive) him up. I beat his teammate Nick Diazâ€™s ass, and I will beat his ass too. I mean, that is a very disrespectful thing to say. I have beaten a lot of tough guys in the world. I have had my fair share of losses, as well; I have had my ups and downs. But look who I have fought; I have fought nothing but top guys.”
â€œIn the UFC, I fought nothing but the best. And that guy just says that because I am a bad matchup for him. I am just as good a wrestler as he is; I donâ€™t think he would be able to take me down. And on the feet, he is a girl. His girlfriend or wife probably slaps him around standing up. He is a (expletive) joke. That guy thinks he is way, way better than he is. Everybody wants to fight him because the first person to expose him is going to look like the man.
â€œI think Jake is good, but he thinks he can compete with Georges St-Pierre. Georges would take his head off. Robbie is going to expose him very badly. I have been around for a long time, and I have fought the best and beaten some of the best. So, for him to talk (expletive) about me like that? (Expletive) him. Thatâ€™s (expletive) up.â€