Joe Riggs Drops Out Of Strikforce Title Fight Against Nick Diaz



Joe “Diesel” Riggs has apparently dropped out of his Strikeforce title fight against Nick Diaz at Strikeforce “Carano vs Cyborg” due to a “bad reaction” to an unknown drug.

Joe Riggs has pulled out of his fight with Nick Diaz after suffering a bad reaction to an as of yet undisclosed drug. According to sources close to the fighter, Riggs will be recovering in the hospital for the next couple of weeks and therefore unable to fight Diaz. At this time it is unclear if Riggs’ problem is physical or mental …. Nick Diaz however, will still be fighting on the card and it is expected that Strikeforce will be announcing Diaz’s new opponent in the next couple of days. [GracieFighter]

In recent years, Riggs has missed a number of fights with injuries and an addiction to prescription drugs. Its going to be interesting to see who Strikeforce comes up with for an opponent for Diaz.

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  1. tom

    July 24, 2009 at 12:24 am

    this sucks..who will step up??do they have any good 170???

  2. roy

    July 24, 2009 at 1:18 am

    this is some bad news that may be good, strikeforce could loan diaz to affliciton to fight santiago and thats a better match up than riggs.

  3. MW74

    July 24, 2009 at 1:58 am

    ok….affliction and now 2 strikes against strikeforce's upcoming card……hmmmmm….I'm no conspiracy theorist, but…..foul play?!

  4. Miko

    July 24, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Poor Joe man, This guy has to have the worst luck when it comes to his health.

    Get well soon Joe.

  5. Ryan S

    July 24, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Damn, I actually like Riggs.

  6. jbug

    July 24, 2009 at 8:49 am

    nick diaz would hurt him

  7. roy

    July 24, 2009 at 9:09 am

    hurt who santiago? maybe just because he beat frank and smith doesn't mean he should tangle with any mw.who do you think he would do against belfort? saniago is alot tougher than riggs at least.

  8. tom

    July 24, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Hieron’s should step in for Joe riggs..That would be a great fight at 170 for the strike forces belt shit J is harder then Joe for sure..

  9. whodini

    July 25, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Joe hasnt shown me much latley … a spoty fighter i think at best

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