The Fight Network is reporting, Joe “Diesel” Riggs has asked WEC promoters to release him from the remainder of his contract, so he can pursue a better contract with Strikeforce. Apparently Riggs has signed a contract with Strikeforce to fight on the September 29, Playboy Manson Card. He will likely be fighting for the Strikeforce welterweight title against 41 year old Eugene Jackson.
“The seven-time UFC veteran says he recently asked promoters Zuffa LLC. to release him from a four-fight co-promotional contract with its sister organization World Extreme Cagefighting to pursue more lucrative offers that would entail less fights.”
Apparently Joe Riggs gets no respect from the WEC.
â€œI feel like Iâ€™m the Rodney Dangerfield of this sport,â€ says Riggs. â€œIâ€™ve beat Kendall Grove, Nick Diaz, and Chris Lytle, but all people can remember is me getting knocked out by Diego Sanchez. â€œ