MMA JOE "DIESEL" RIGGS

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  1. Sammo

    Sammo New Member

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    His back is really fucked up...I was surprised he lost that fight. They also had to carry him out on a stretcher. He got caught in a textbook judo throw and messed up his lower back again.

    I think Bit probably fucked up his back with a spinal lock or something way back when they used to train together. Either way, it's sad to see that Riggs is starting to fade.
     
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    Damn wtf, he looked great in the fight before this. I havent seen this recent fight yet but thats disappointing to hear. I thought he was just starting to get it together.
     
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    starting to fade....he is what 25
     
  4. Sammo

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    His back is really messed up it seems :wtc:
     
  5. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    He was addicted to painkillers even after surgery. I dont think he can keep it up, which is sad b/c its all hes done since he was like 18 and he has tons of fights
     
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    It's nice to see people not bash him.
    I really hope things work out for him and his family.
     
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    better put a spoiler warning in the title. A jackass named SubOptimal might put in a ban request for you since you "ruined" the event for him
     
  8. checkii

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    stolen from sherdog:

     
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    i cant find a video of this
     
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    wait, who did he fight?
     
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    Corey Devilla ....He was coming off totally destroying Lodune Sincaid.
     
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    he probably didnt slap the mat (inside judo joke)

    yeah man in judo you have to be on point every time you get thrown every once and awhile you just fuck up and fall the wrong way and it sucks ass. One time I got caught with a ippon seionage and got caught by suprise because he used another throw to set it up and then bam i landed like a pancake on the mat. Got the wind knocked out of me and it was the most painful thing that has ever happened to me
     
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    that sucks :(
     
  16. Rob H

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    here are the gifs

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    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    i thought bodogfight was dead? their name's all over the ring
     
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    not sure. all i know is all of the fighters were from washington with a few from oregon.
     
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    You can see him screaming (perhaps in pain) while they were clinching prior to that.
     
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    ouch, where do i know him from?
     
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    That really sucks... I used to really hate on the guy, but after listening to interviews he seems like a pretty good guy. Hate to see someone who has good talent be so plagued by injury and/or inner demons...
     
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    That really sucks man. :hs: I wish him the best, but this doesn't bode well for his future.
     
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    i think people only bashed him when tehawesome ( now perma banned ) was riding high and hard on his nuts, but this does suck to hear about, heres more from mma weekly:



    [​IMG] [​IMG] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- JOE RIGGS TO UNDERGO PROCEDURE FOR BACK[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - by Tom Hamlin - MMAWeekly.com[/FONT]
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    This Thursday, Joe “Diesel” Riggs will undergo surgery to repair spinal damage sustained in his fight with Cory Devela at “Strikeforce at the Dome” last Saturday.

    Riggs injured his back in the first minute of the fight. Devela threw a kick, which Riggs tried to catch and use for a takedown. Instantly, he knew something was wrong.

    “I felt fire shoot down my right leg,” Riggs told MMAWeekly.com.

    Still, he tried to fight, throwing knees as the two clinched against the cage. Instinctively he drove forward for a takedown, his legs going numb, and walked into a hip toss that Devela executed perfectly.

    When he hit the ground, it was no longer a question as to whether he could continue.

    “I was like, I’m done. I’m done; I can’t do anything,” Riggs said. “I thought I was paralyzed.”

    Doctors will use a procedure called Radiofrequency Denervation to heat the inside of his spinal discs, which will relieve pressure on his sciatic nerve that was aggravated by two previous back injuries.

    Last April, Riggs had undergone surgery to repair a herniated disc between his L-4 and L-5 vertebrae. Then, four months ago, he broke a transverse process, a bone that protrudes from the vertebra and attaches to muscles and ligaments.

    When Riggs cranked his back for the takedown, his sciatic nerve pinched against his transverse process and the afflicted vertebrae.

    As a fighter with a strong sense of pride, the experience has deeply unsettled Riggs. He feels credit is being given where it isn’t due, and regrets taking the fight. When he arrived in Washington, his back was already acting up.

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

    On the bright side, the procedure has a short recovery period. Doctors have told Riggs he can get back into the gym a week after the process. Just to be safe, he’s taking two.

    He also has an immediate rematch clause in his contract, so more than anything, he’s looking forward to proving Devela’s win was a fluke.

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


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