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Old 12-01-2006, 08:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yeah, I would like to hear about what people have seen in Diego's game that can be exploited by Riggs .

i have watched many of diego's kotc fights,all his ufc fights, all of riggs fights at ww and mw.

heres some weaknesses i think riggs will exploit:

1.diego in his fights has usually been fairly dominant with his takedowns but most fo the time at oen point or another he will be on his back and this will happen with riggs, he will be on his back at some point and there riggs has the ability to knock him out. His ground and pound is very devastating he ko'd groves with a single strike, rocked lytle badly with huge bombs, kncocked out freakin doerkson. Riggs has an ability that diego doesent have: the ability to kncok someone good out with one strike or a small barrage.

diego usually holds his own boxing but diaz would have knocked him out if it stood long at all. riggs would forsure knock him out if it stood long either. diego basicly needs a takedown to survive the fight if he doesent get it, hes ****ed. the only wya i see him winning is if he continues to take down riggs again and again without getting reversed and without have to stand with riggs for anything more than 20-30 seconds. cuz within the point of 20 seconds diego will already be hurt standing with riggs and his takedowns strength will become weaker. riggs is a finisher and i think he will be able to finish diego
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
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In Riggs' defense, he's only 24 years old, an amazing athlete and he's a beast at 170. Joe is a very good striker and if he can keep it standing he has a shot at a KO or decision. He's probably been working on his ground game, especially takedown defense. Riggs also has great GnP so it's just a matter of him putting it all together. However, I just don't think Joe is mentally tough enough to face top tier guys yet. Maybe this recent trajedy in his life has changed that.
Overall, he's got a 25-8 record with a win over Nick Diaz, Chris Lytle, submitted Joe Doerksen via strikes, Von Flue, Rob Kimmons, and KO'd Kendall Grove in the first round.
Not to mention his defeat over Herb Dean - 1st round via strikes.
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:46 PM   #23 (permalink)
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i have watched many of diego's kotc fights,all his ufc fights, all of riggs fights at ww and mw.

heres some weaknesses i think riggs will exploit:

1.diego in his fights has usually been fairly dominant with his takedowns but most fo the time at oen point or another he will be on his back and this will happen with riggs, he will be on his back at some point and there riggs has the ability to knock him out. His ground and pound is very devastating he ko'd groves with a single strike, rocked lytle badly with huge bombs, kncocked out freakin doerkson. Riggs has an ability that diego doesent have: the ability to kncok someone good out with one strike or a small barrage.

diego usually holds his own boxing but diaz would have knocked him out if it stood long at all. riggs would forsure knock him out if it stood long either. diego basicly needs a takedown to survive the fight if he doesent get it, hes ****ed. the only wya i see him winning is if he continues to take down riggs again and again without getting reversed and without have to stand with riggs for anything more than 20-30 seconds. cuz within the point of 20 seconds diego will already be hurt standing with riggs and his takedowns strength will become weaker. riggs is a finisher and i think he will be able to finish diego
REPPED!!! Thats pretty much it. It's gonna be a wrestler vs. a boxer, or at least thats what its gonna look like. If Diego continually takes him down, which I think he will try to do after being overwhelmed with punches, he has a good chance. I'm pulling for Riggs though, I think he's gonna make something happen and I'm pretty good with my predictions. Just my 2cents ppls
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Hopefully he works on his takedown defense. I'm gonna have to bet a nice chunk of my points on Riggs.
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Both of these guys have pretty mediocre take-down defense, IMO.

I think the difference in the fight will be conditioning. Sanchez has great conditioning and Riggs' is suspect.
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Everytime Riggs has a big fight he falters. He barely squeezed by Nick Diaz but I don't think his cardio will be good enough against Sanchez. Also, his mental toughness has to be in question. Unless he lands a big punch I don't see how he wins this fight. He'll either get submitted early or gas out and get submitted by gnp or RN choke. Diego has good enough boxing to stand some then shoot for the takedown. I would say R1 sub by Diego.
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Both of these guys have pretty mediocre take-down defense, IMO.

I think the difference in the fight will be conditioning. Sanchez has great conditioning and Riggs' is suspect.
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i think diego could submit riggs but theres a better chance riggs wil kncok him out.
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Joe is very lucky to have this match, b/c Diego should be fighting for the belt at this point.
I posted earlier in defense of Riggs, but in defense of Sanchez, he can win by sub, GnP, or decision as he is a much more complete fighter. He has excellent cardio plus he's got the whole consistency thing on his side. Diego is much better on the ground and I don't see Riggs being able to keep top control on the ground. Nor do I see Riggs keeping this fight standing with a mediocre takedown defense and Diego's superior wrestling skills.

And then there's the whole weight and conditioning issue. Riggs is poor at cutting weight so assuming he makes weight, he's too big for WW, he loses too much water weight to get down to 170 so its going to take a lot out of him. How long can he last w/ The Dirty?
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i have watched many of diego's kotc fights,all his ufc fights, all of riggs fights at ww and mw.

heres some weaknesses i think riggs will exploit:

1.diego in his fights has usually been fairly dominant with his takedowns but most fo the time at oen point or another he will be on his back and this will happen with riggs, he will be on his back at some point and there riggs has the ability to knock him out. His ground and pound is very devastating he ko'd groves with a single strike, rocked lytle badly with huge bombs, kncocked out freakin doerkson. Riggs has an ability that diego doesent have: the ability to kncok someone good out with one strike or a small barrage.

diego usually holds his own boxing but diaz would have knocked him out if it stood long at all. riggs would forsure knock him out if it stood long either. diego basicly needs a takedown to survive the fight if he doesent get it, hes ****ed. the only wya i see him winning is if he continues to take down riggs again and again without getting reversed and without have to stand with riggs for anything more than 20-30 seconds. cuz within the point of 20 seconds diego will already be hurt standing with riggs and his takedowns strength will become weaker. riggs is a finisher and i think he will be able to finish diego


Good points! I like Riggs, I understand he can punch hard, I have seen the beating he gave Grove in Grove's 4th professional fight ever. The deal is that when he starts swinging, he will get taken down, he won't remain calm on his back(probably try and mount an offense) and he will get hammered or submitted. If Riggs couldnt catch Diaz with a knockout punch, he ain't gonna catch Diego (sigh....yes. I know it cooooould happen)
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