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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-14-2006, 11:09 PM
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Riggs knocked out season threes winner. Thats gotta count for something. YouTube - Riggs vs. Groves

Not really. I doubt we will ever see Riggs in the UFC again.
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So, Karo & Nick Diaz are "horrible opponents"? Both are really good WW's, who'd give anyone a tough time. Diego is pretty damn good actually.

As for Riggs, I like him, but I feel he needs to go back to the B-shows to prove himself again. Dana needs to understand that Riggs will never EVER be a top fighter. As much as Dana wants him to be, it just will never happen. Riggs can't perform when he needs to. It's almost like he doubts his abilities before he fights.
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Ok, that's going in my sig.

Thanks, man. I appreciate the comments.

You know, I wouldn't really say Riggs KO'ing Grove is impressive. Nothing against Grove, but he just wasn't that good when he faced Riggs. Grove improved greatly after he got to work with Tito. I think Tito really molded Grove into a more complete fighter.

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Ok, that's going in my sig.

Thanks, man. I appreciate the comments.

You know, I wouldn't really say Riggs KO'ing Grove is impressive. Nothing against Grove, but he just wasn't that good when he faced Riggs. Grove improved greatly after he got to work with Tito. I think Tito really molded Grove into a more complete fighter.

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personally i like Joe Riggs and i think he has mass appeal and is a top guy and a decent fighter. UFC is a tough road for anybody stacking up a few losses...He has been win/loss/win/loss for a while now but had an impressive win streak prior to UFC. He will be back but maybe a fight or 2 outside UFC could be good 4 him.
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Dana needs to understand that Riggs will never EVER be a top fighter. As much as Dana wants him to be, it just will never happen.
Once again..

THE DUDE IS 24.

He's got 10+ years left in this business if he wants to fight that long. Is it really fair to say he will NEVER be a top fighter?




Up above you say that Grove "wasn't that good" when he fought Riggs. So it IS possible to become a better fighter through good training.



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Once again..

THE DUDE IS 24.

He's got 10+ years left in this business if he wants to fight that long. Is it really fair to say he will NEVER be a top fighter?
I am aware of how old Riggs is.

Riggs' main problem is his ability to perform under pressure. This is a difficult thing to overcome, and I'm not even sure Dana will give Joe another chance to get back to that position. Billy Rush, Jeremy Horn, & Rich Franklin all say that Riggs is a monster in training, but doesn't perform to his potential when he fights. Dana should let him fight on the undercards of UFN's(After he proves himself elsewhere). He can still bring the excitement, just not during a huge match. This is not a knock against Riggs or anything.


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I know exactly how that is, buckling under pressure. Riggs just needs more and ore and more and more experience. It takes a lot to perform atyour full potential while in the ring. Shit, I've had ten fights and I still am not completely comfortable int he cage. Riggs needs to solve his problem- elsewhere- and come back when he has a shot or is more comfortable. You're right, it's not a knock on Riggs, it's just an observation and/or fact and it is correctable, it's just going to take a lot of time and excperience, and should be done ina B class venue instead of publicly humiliating himself and destroying his rep. He is a fan favorit,e but it was mentioned earlier, even fans are getting pissed now.

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Riggs should have fared much better against Sanchez. That was a huge step backwards for someone who was 3 & 3 in UFC bouts and lost convincingly to ex champ {Matt Hughes) who recently lost convincingly to the current champ.

Riggs should take a few fights in lesser organizations, rebuild and come back to UFC after a few victories.



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