MMA Riggs leaves WEC for Strikeforce, to face Eugene Jackson

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  1. Atmosphere

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    Joe Riggs (26-9) has left World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) for the California-based Strikeforce.

    Strikeforce announced today that the 24-year-old middleweight will make his company debut on September 9 at "Strikeforce at the Mansion" in Beverly Hills, California. His opponent will be 41-year-old Eugene Jackson (15-7-1), a 7-time UFC veteran who rejuvenated his career last year with Strikeforce by staying undefeated through three bouts.

    Riggs recently requested and was granted a release by Zuffa from his 4-fight WEC contract. According to The Fight Network, Riggs' jump was driven by the pursuit of higher pay with the ability to compete less often.
     
  2. checkii

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    Good for him. I really hope he made the right move.
     
  3. jmx2323

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    :rofl: I'm pretty sure thats everbodys goal
     
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    That bodes well for strike force getting the #1 MW fighter in the world!
     
  5. SCirone

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    Shit, WEC just lost the best striker in MMA
     
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    :rofl: they already removed him from the roster on ufc.com, there will probably be hard feelings if he tries to get back into the org a couple years from now
     
  7. Teh Awesome!

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    OH MY GOD...

    JOE "DIESEL" RIGGS vs. CUNG "MASTER DRAGON" LE

    :noes::noes::noes::noes::noes::noes::noes::noes::noes:
     
  8. checkii

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    I hope they don't. Dana seems to like him and root for him. I think Dana knows that he needs to do what is best for him right now.

    I thought he would actually fit in rather well at the WEC. Oh wells.
     
  9. Phill A. Peno

    Phill A. Peno It's Filipino, stupid. OTTC, Cycling Crew, WRX Cr OT Supporter

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    Joe Riggs should be worried about better performance then more money.
     
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    lets see where this goes strike force just keeps getting more and more interesting talent
     
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    So he got worried that the WEC was getting some serious competition and jumped ship for safer waters??? He will DESTROY Eugene .......
     
  12. checkii

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    not sure how you derived that from the quote, but he simply said he wanted to fight less and get paid more.
     
  13. acidix

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

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    Its like Teh Awesome has a script that alerts him whenever someone mentions his name. Just say something about him and he makes a post.
     

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