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Old 06-27-2008, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Joe Riggs off the card.

http://www.sherdog.com/news/pictures.asp?n_id=13442

It appears Riggs was unable to get his license to fight in strike force tonight which sucks as i put some cash on him to lose.

"SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Riggs (Pictures) has been dropped from a co-featured bout against Luke Stewart (Pictures) at Strikeforce "Melendez vs. Thomson" Friday evening at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

The California State Athletic Commission denied the Arizona native licensure to fight in the Golden State prior to Thursday's weigh-in for the event.

Both Riggs and Stewart did not weigh in for the bout.

"He did not meet our medical requirements," CSAC Executive Director Armando Garcia told Sherdog.com. "We hope that in a week or so we can receive the right paperwork and we can discuss and clear him to have him fight in California."

Riggs' agent, Ken Pavia, said his client was removed from the card after he disclosed that he'd taken prescription medication a few days earlier. In California, all combatants are required to fill out a pre-fight medical questionnaire listing all medications a fighter has recently used.

"Joe disclosed everything he consumed," said Pavia. "He had a prescription for everything. One of them he took three days ago. [He] wasn't sure if it was going to be in his system."

Pavia said the 25-year-old former state wrestling champion provided documentation of his medication to a CSAC physician, including paperwork for a prescription pain reliever.

After he was told his license would not be approved, an emotional and vocal Riggs was escorted from the weigh-in by his agent Pavia. "


The rest of the article is after the jump. Sorry it had to be from Sh*tdog.
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