UFCThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books.
UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.
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.
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
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.