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Joe Riggs: ‘I would beat Nick Diaz again’

“I always cringe over having surgeries because I can’t take painkillers. I used to be addicted, so I don’t touch them. It didn’t hurt, they just told me to take as much time away as I needed. But, five days out I was already running and then within two weeks I was in full head gear and was going like 50 percent. I thought I was in great shape during the show, but now it’s next level.

“I’m at the end of my career. Not because I can’t compete, but there are other things I want to do in life. I want to make one more run at the title and then hang them up. It could take one year, it could take five.

“I would beat (Nick Diaz) again, 100 percent. Absolutely I would beat Nick again, that would be a fun fight, we have gone 18 fights after that and I think stylistically, styles make fights. I kind of wrote the book on how to beat him. You can’t get that guy to go backward, you have to counter punch him, and he is very easy to counter punch.”

Former UFC welterweight and current Bellator fighter, Joe Riggs, tells MMAMAnia that if given a rematch with UFC fan favorite, Nick Diaz, he would beat him like in their first bout at UFC 57.

Joe Riggs fights tonight in Long Beach at Bellator 106.

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15 Comments to Joe Riggs: ‘I would beat Nick Diaz again’

  1. Truth says:

    I like how Pedro Carrasco doesn’t really write anything in his “articles.” He just slaps on a wall of quotes and calls it a day.

    He probably realized that he can’t write (and proofread) for shit so he stopped trying.

    • Bob'O says:

      Pedro the fraud single handedly destroyed BJ Penn .com’s community. I use to respect Pedro a lot. His head bloated and he got greedy with control. He did it because of his own self centered desires. This place was once one of the best MMA communities in the entire World. It’s just too bad that BJ has not cut ties with the guy who has alienated all his hardcore fans like me and many others. Hopefully BJ, or someone else in his circle, realizes what Pedro has done and they get his self righteous stench off of them. ~Bob’O

  2. Bob'O says:

    Nick beat Joe’s ass the first time. Nick is in another league now, Joe is a scrub. It reminds me of how Diego says he will beat Nick now, it’s a joke. Nick and BJ brawled into a decision. BJ destroyed Diego. Do the math. ~Bob’O

  3. Bob'O says:

    Hey Pedro, Why don’t show some honor and just open back up BJ’s forum and meet his fans half way, is that so hard to do? You could change this overnight bro. I would support you if you did Pedro?

    Otherwise, when it’s all said and done you will never be respected, and BJ will wake up sooner or later. He needs his fans behind him now more than ever!!!

    Let’s see if you truly are a Man of honor Pedro. I think that you are, cause I remember my friend who was there for me when my Father passed away. Make a change my Pedro, I will even help out in the forum if you need it. Bring back the BJ Penn community bro. ~Bob’O

  4. Jhonny Blaze says:

    Your wasting your breath Bob’o.Pedro is scumbag with no honor.He only cares about himself because he’s a prick.I miss arguing with Chart even Prodigy Mmmaislandjunkie,fortyb4five,bizzle,Not Nick Diaz,thom,and countless others who i don’t have time to name.Pedro ruined all that because he is an asshole.He made himself into a mod just to ban Thom.Pedro is a prick end of.

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