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post #41 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Mastiff_Owner
I agree with everything you just said but Riggs is probably one of the biggest underachievers in mma history. Has all the tools but can't seem to put it all together for a win.
Riggs is no Karo but he is one of those guys with heavy hands who may end up with a lucky shot. Sanchez is an extremely confident guy and probably believes that he can run through Riggs (not saying it can't happen), but Riggs is a big guy. Riggs has skills but he is inconsistent. If Riggs don't put hands on Diego quickly, Sanchez will pressure Riggs until he gasses like Karo did in the last fight (if Sanchez comes in conditioned, not like he did against Alessio). Hope it turns out to be a good fight. Gotta go with Sanchez by ko.
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I dont think a Riggs victory is an upset, yes he has lost some crummy fights, but that dude has cement hands, he could easily put diego to sleep if he connects.....and hes so incredibly strong, its not gonna be easy for Diego.....I like Riggs in this one
well said. . i agree
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post #43 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 08:23 AM
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I dont know. Riggs is use to cutting a ton of weight to get to 170. Last fight he had to cut 5 lbs. Not bad and it makes a huge difference.

I think Riggs will be too strong for Diego.

Not to mention he's training with MFS now I beleive so were talking about a new & improved Riggs.

Plus he's from Phx like me.
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post #44 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 03:06 PM
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Riggs does have heavy hands but he isnt a very smart fighter. Even if he gets on top of Diego I can see him submitting Riggs as soon as he makes a mistake. He is alot bigger than Diego but Diego is way faster, he has very good ground control and as I seen in the Karo fight when he is on his back he can turn it around very quickly. I pick Diego taking this one.
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Riggs has yet to have consecutive wins in the UFC.I could see him pulling off the upset ,but he's so inconsistant it's hard to bet on him.
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post #46 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 11:35 PM
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not a chance riggs beats a fireball like sanchez, i dont think sanchez will take this fight litely, he knows he's not ready for a title fight yet, but still wants to be impressive.
sanchez rd 2 ref stopage.

what did the five fingers say to the face.
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