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Old 11-22-2006, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Diego vs Joe Riggs?

no offense to Joe Riggs, but isnt Diego ready for something better??ffs, hes 17-0, and hes clearly a very good fighter. hes young, and he should have his shot at some better fighters...
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no offense to Joe Riggs, but isnt Diego ready for something better??ffs, hes 17-0, and hes clearly a very good fighter. hes young, and he should have his shot at some better fighters...
Yah i think he just took this fight because he knows that he wont be able to get a title shot for awhile because of Serra getting one, so i am guessing that he doesnt wanna get rusty by going to long without fighting. The only guys they should be putting him up against right now though is either hughes or penn. Actually I think Penn should be fighting Riggs if anyone. He hasnt beet anyone since comeing back even he did fight the best he needs an easy win under his belt to get back on track.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no offense to Joe Riggs, but isnt Diego ready for something better??ffs, hes 17-0, and hes clearly a very good fighter. hes young, and he should have his shot at some better fighters...

I don't think so. I think its a good fight for him.
Plus it will keep him from getting too rusty.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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not ready for diego ahah thats a joke riggs has fought better guys than diego. has more experience and can actually stop a fight with one hard strike.hes got better gnp than diego hes just not as good of a grappler, hes way better standing. riggs will hand diego his first loss
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Joe riggs has a lot more to win than diego does by having this fight, and i think thats bs. Diego should have earned his fights with better contenders.
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If joe wins its puts him at minimal contention and diego at the back of the line.
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and thats exactly what i said, joe riggs has much to win and diego much to loose.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think people are underestimating the Diesel.

Joe can beat Diego by submission via Strikes (Joe won 4 of his first five fights this way), but lets be real: If Joe lands a solid punch this fight is over.

A little bit about Joe:
Joe retired young up and comer Joe Hammond. This was when he was fighting as a heavyweight.
Joe TKO'd the 240 pound Hammond, who has a little bit of a chin advantage on Diego (he's bigger and harder in the head)
Hammonds Fighter Profile: http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/f...FighterID=5682

In his UFC debut Joe (then a middleweight) made Joe Doerksen (current IFL star) tap out due to strikes. Doerksen currently has a 37-9-0 MMA record with some of his losses coming from very experienced guys (Loiseau, Marquardt and Lindland are all in there.
Doerksen was (up until Anderson Silva) that one loss on Leben's otherwise perfect record.
Doerksen fighter profile: http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/f...?FighterID=390

When Joe was fighting in Hawaii, he fought at an event called ROTC (Rumble on the Rock) where he handed the first career loss to a young, up and coming fighter. That fighter's name was Kendall Grove.
Kendall Grove Fighter Profile: http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/f...ighterID=10126

On top of that, competing as a welterweight in the UFC, Joe Riggs holds a record of 3-1, with that only loss coming from Matt Hughes. (it was also a fight he took on late notice)

Don't underestimate Joe Riggs. It will get you punched in the face.
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Yeah, just because Riggs has lost a few times when he fought a few big names. But he is a very very talented fighter
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So what do the odds look like for this fight?

I wanna take Riggs on this if he's the underdog, I'm sure he'll do well
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