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Old 12-14-2006, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should Riggs Be Fighting In The UFC?

In another dissapointing attempt to show he belongs as a contender in the UFC
Joe riggs failed to even be competetive in his bout against Diego Sanchez.
Riggs has been given multipal oppertunities to show his talent but has failed.
The UFC matched him up against Jason Von flue in the hopes it would build confidence for Riggs. He has faced and been beaten by just about all the fighters that are considerd threats to the WW Title. Riggs has been considerd a measuring stick in the WW divison but it looks like even that Title has been lost. With all the experience and knowlege Riggs posseses in MMA it seems when he steps in the cage he is lost. I have no doubt Riggs could be succesful against fighters from smaller organizations with less skills. This may be where Riggs ends up in the near future. I would have liked to see a more competetive fight for Diego. While his win was impressive he did not get the work that Riggs was supposed to offer. I believe we may have seen the last of Joe Riggs in the UFC unless something drastic occures in the future. This seems very unlikely considering all the oppertunities he has let slip away.

Should Riggs be fighting in the UFC after this performance.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The dude's only 24. I think it's a little quick to write him off completely.

Maybe a year or 2 away from the UFC would be in his own best interest, then return.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah. People are writing Riggs off a little quickly considering how young he is and the amount of experience he has. Unfortuantely for him, the WW division is so heavy right now that any losses he takes pushes him further and further away from a title shot.

Besides, he got faked out on a pretty basic punch combo. He was supposed to dominate with his striking. What happened?
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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He lost to Diego, whats the problem with that. Its not like many people expected him to win and if they did their crazy. I think if he stays in UFC he will never be a top contendor.
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah. People are writing Riggs off a little quickly considering how young he is and the amount of experience he has. Unfortuantely for him, the WW division is so heavy right now that any losses he takes pushes him further and further away from a title shot.

Besides, he got faked out on a pretty basic punch combo. He was supposed to dominate with his striking. What happened?
LOL title shot? He shouldn't even be in the division at this point imo.

He needs to go get his head straight for a while or teach kids imo.
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If they punted the crow they should punt riggs for sure.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If he stays in the ww division then he will never make anything out of himself because it is filled with great fighters who all want the belt, it is the deepest division in the ufc.

Of course riggs can go to the MW division but he would get destroyed by silva. I think he should leave, win a few fights and then come back when he gets his confidence back.
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If he stays in the ww division then he will never make anything out of himself because it is filled with great fighters who all want the belt, it is the deepest division in the ufc.

Of course riggs can go to the MW division but he would get destroyed by silva. I think he should leave, win a few fights and then come back when he gets his confidence back.

Naaa....He should stay his fights are entertaining win or lose and he is good enough to seperate contenders from pretenders.
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I don't personally like Joe Riggs, but I think he has a lot of potential . He is still young and I think he should leave and come back like some others have said. If he keeps losing I'm afraid he won't be in the UFC much longer.
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