Joe Riggs Signs With Bellator

Bellator continues its buying spree with the signing of former UFC fighter Joe Riggs (34-12) to there middleweight roster. The company announced the signing early this morning via press release.

Strikeforce Challengers “Phoenix” Weigh-In Results

Strikeforce Challengers “Phoenix” kicks off live Aug. 13th from the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ – Broadcast on Showtime.


Joe Riggs (181.6) vs. Louis Taylor (181.2)
Ryan Couture (155.6) vs. Lucas Stark (153.2)


Maiju Kujala (134.4) vs. Miesha Tate (134.2)
Hitomi Akano (135) vs. Carina Damm (134.8)

Joe Riggs Drops Out Of Strikforce Title Fight Against Nick Diaz


Joe “Diesel” Riggs has apparently dropped out of his Strikeforce title fight against Nick Diaz at Strikeforce “Carano vs Cyborg” due to a “bad reaction” to an unknown drug.

Joe Riggs has pulled out of his fight with Nick Diaz after suffering a bad reaction to an as of yet undisclosed drug. According to sources close to the fighter, Riggs will be recovering in the hospital for the next couple of weeks and therefore unable to fight Diaz. At this time it is unclear if Riggs’ problem is physical or mental …. Nick Diaz however, will still be fighting on the card and it is expected that Strikeforce will be announcing Diaz’s new opponent in the next couple of days. [GracieFighter]

In recent years, Riggs has missed a number of fights with injuries and an addiction to prescription drugs. Its going to be interesting to see who Strikeforce comes up with for an opponent for Diaz.

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