Joe Riggs To Undergo Surgury Following Strikeforce Fight

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Joe “Diesel” Riggs is to undergo back surgery to relieve pressure on his sciatic nerve, following his first round injury loss to Cory Devela at Saturday nights Strikeforce “At The Dome” show, according to statements made to MMAweekly.

Riggs has been plagued with back injuries throughout his career.

Joe Riggs on his injury:

“I felt fire shoot down my right leg….I was like, I’m done. I’m done; I can’t do anything…I thought I was paralyzed.”

“I’m pulling my hair out over this thing, it’s embarrassing….I’m not trying to disrespect the guy, but he had no business beating a guy like me.”

Joe Riggs had a clause in his contract that will grant him an immediate rematch with Cory Devela, here is what Riggs had to say about their rematch:

“I vow my career on it; it will be a total, complete ass whooping”

Strikeforce At The Dome Videos

Bob Sapp vs. Jan Nortje

Rick Roufus vs Maurice Smith

Cory Devela vs Joe Riggs

Strikeforce At The Dome Results LIVE

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Strikeforce: “At The Dome” take place Saturday February 23 from the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.

HDNet will broadcast the event live starting at 10:30 EST.

Main Card

  • Bob Sapp vs. Jan Nortje
    Result: Jan Nortje defeats Bob Sapp by TKO (Strikes) at 0:55 of R1.

  • Joe Riggs vs. Cory Devela
    Result: Cory Devela defeats Joe Riggs by Submission (Judo Throw – Back Injury) at 1:22 of R1.
  • Maurice Smith vs. Rick Roufus
    Result: Maurice Smith defeats Rick Roufus by Submission (Kimura) at 1:53 of R1.
  • Steve Berger vs. Eddy Ellis
    Result: Eddy Ellis defeats Steve Berger by Unanimous Decision.
  • Jorge Masvidal vs. Ryan Healy
    Result: Jorge Masvidal defeats Ryan Healy by Unanimous Decision.

  • Mychal Clark vs. Josh Bennett
    Result: Mychal Clark defeats Josh Bennett by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 of R2.
  • Ray Perales vs. Lyle Beerbohm
    Result: Lyle Beerbohm defeats Ray Perales by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:19 of R3.
  • Matt Kovak vs. Mike Hayes
    Result: Mike Hayes defeats Matt Kovacs by Unanimous Decision.
  • Scott Shaffer vs. Zach Skinner
    Result: Zach Skinner defeats Scott Shaffer Unanimous Decision.
  • Dave Courchaine vs. Nathan Coy
    Result: Nathan Coy defeats Dave Courchaine by KO (Punches) at 1:46 of R1.