MMA vet and recent Bellator MMA “Fight Master” reality-show winner Joe Riggs is reportedly heading back to the UFC.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
Joe Riggs is back.
Eight years after being released from the UFC, the longtime MMA veteran has re-signed with the promotion and will replace injured Mike Rhodes against Paulo Thiago at the UFC Fight Night 51 card in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sept. 13. Sources confirmed the change to MMAFighting.com following a report from Combate.
Riggs (40-14, 1 no-contest) returns to the Octagon riding a six-fight win streak, capped off by a decision victory over Mike Bronzoulis at Bellator 106. The other five wins more
Never go full Plaxico Burress. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight veteran Joe Riggs has been forced from his upcoming Paulo Thiago fight at the UFC Fight Night 51 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 13, 2014 inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil.
From UFC.com: "We were made aware that newly-signed UFC competitor Joe Riggs was involved in an unfortunate accident last night. While cleaning his permitted firearm (a pistol), the gun more
The MMA game giveth, and the MMA game taketh away. This cruel and cold lesson has been learned by far too many in this sport.
There comes a time in any athlete's career where he realizes it's time to hang it up. In team sports, that time is usually preceded by a lack of athleticism, maybe an injury or two.
Unfortunately, in MMA that time tends to be preceded by some vicious knockout or bone-crushing submission loss. Far too many of MMA's legends from "the old guard" have gone down in devastating more
Mike Rhodes is injured, and according to a report, the UFC has brought back long time MMA vet Joe Riggs to step in.
In a signing that seems to be right out of left field, Globo reports that long time MMA vet Joe Riggs is returning to the UFC. According to the Brazilian site, Mike Rhodes has suffered an injury and 'Diesel' has been tapped to make a return as he steps in to face Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2 this September.
Riggs has last fought at Bellator 106, taking more
Joe Riggs and Andrei Arlovski are sharing a UFC card for the first time since UFC 55 back in 2005.
That's when "The Pitbull" slept Paul Buentello, on the same night "Diesel" stopped Chris Lytle on a cut. Now they're both back inside the Octagon for the UFC Fight Night 51 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 13, 2014 inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia.
While Arlovski battles "Bigfoot" Silva in the main event, Riggs will take on Paulo Th more
Winning Bellator MMA’s ill-fated “Fight Master” show didn’t earn Joe Riggs another bout in the promotion, but perhaps it played a role in the Arizona native signing with the UFC. more
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The injury bug rarely bites harder than this.
Looks like Joe Riggs' UFC return is on hold after the fighter suffered an accidental gunshot wound on Monday night. According to the official UFC press release, Riggs was taken to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the hand and thigh while cleaning one of his firearms. He is reportedly currently undergoing treatment. Scheduled to return to the Octagon in Brasilia, Brazil on September 13 against Paulo Thiago, veteran Joe "Diesel" Rigg more