Archive: Joe Riggs

Dec 13, 2014 3:17 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Saunders Earns Win After Riggs Suffers Injury

Another fight down, another accidental self inflicted loss. Tonight is playing out to be a bizarre night of fights. Riggs picked Saunders up and slammed him to the mat. Saunders, slick off of his back, started to work for a submission. While in mission control, Riggs unexpectedly tapped out and Saunders got up to his...

Sep 23, 2014 5:04 am

Joe Riggs Set To Make UFC Return At UFC on Fox 13

Joe Riggs once again has a date set for his return to the UFC. Earlier this year it was announced that Riggs would be making his return to the UFC, but earlier this summer a gun accident left Riggs in the hospital receiving a blood transfusion after being shot in the hand and leg. Now...

Sep 9, 2014 6:36 pm

The Bachelor & Blueberriees Lead To Riggs Shooting Distraction

“This is what actually happened. One of my friends had cocked the gun at the gym. We had to get back to practice, so the gun’s safety was set and it was put back in my backpack. When I get home I always unload my gun and make sure there isn’t a round in the...

Aug 26, 2014 5:06 am

Joe Riggs Details Near Death Experience After Being Shot

Joe Riggs was expected to make his long awaited return to the UFC in September against Paulo Thiago, however a gun accident left Riggs with several gruesome injuries to his hand and leg that forced him off of the UFC Fight Night 51 card and left him hospitalized. Not only was Riggs hospitalized, he needed...


Aug 11, 2014 8:39 am

PHOTOS | Joe Riggs Mangled Hand Following Gunshot Incident – NSFW

Last month Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs accidentally shot himself in the hand and leg while cleaning a gun, forcing him out of his return bout to the UFC. Today TMZ brings us a disgusting look at Riggs mangled hand and how it’s healing. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Sean Spencer Steps In For Injured Joe Riggs

Sean Spencer has stepped in to replace an injured Joe Riggs at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil, and will now face Paulo Thiago. Spencer is 2-2 in the UFC, and most recently dropped a close split decision loss to Alex Garcia back in March. The loss ended Spencer’s two fight win streak that saw...

Jul 29, 2014 2:24 pm

Breaking: Joe Riggs Out Of FN 51 With Non-Life Threatening Gun Injuries

Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs was set to make his return to the UFC at UFC Fight Night 51 against Paulo Thiago. However in an unfortunate turn of events Riggs was accidentally shot while cleaning a pistol in his home in Arizona and rushed to a nearby hospital. The UFC released a statement about the incident: “Riggs...

Jul 24, 2014 6:50 pm

Mike Rhodes Injured, Joe Riggs Will Step In To Face Paulo Thiago At UFN 51

  Who’s ready for another throwback fighter to be re-signed by the UFC? Well, according to the Brazilian website, Globo, former UFC fighter and long-time MMA veteran Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs will once again step into the octagon. The source claims that Mike Rhodes, who was scheduled to fight Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51:...

Jan 20, 2014 11:08 am

Joe Riggs: “Nick Diaz is a f**king mongoloid”

“Nick Diaz is a f**king mongoloid. He doesn’t even know what he talks about. He’s a guy who will see a word in the dictionary and just regurgitate the word and put it to no use. It makes no sense what he’s talking about. I’d love to beat the sh*t out of him. Actually, I’d...

Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Medical Suspensions: Bellator 106’s Alvarez & Chandler Among 22 Suspended Fighters

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place this Saturday in Long Beach California during which Eddie Alvarez avenged his loss to the formerly undefeated Michael Chandler to win the lightweight belt, Emmanuel Newton defeated King Mo to win the interim light-heavyweight belt, Daniel Straus defeated Pat Curran to win the featherweight belt, and Joe Riggs...

Nov 1, 2013 11:38 am

Bellator PPV Cancellation Actually A Blessing In Disguise

Tito Ortiz’s neck injury, which precipitated the cancellation of Bellator’s Pay-Per-View plans has unwittingly become a blessing in disguise for Bellator. Bellator is currently a product that is devotedly followed by hardcore mixed martial arts fans, and casual fans who tune in if they have heard of a fighter on the card, or if they...

Sep 3, 2013 11:59 am

Joe Riggs Hurt, Bellator ‘Fight Master’ Finale Postponed Indefinitely

  Joe Riggs, the heavy favorite in Bellator’s new reality series, ‘Fight Master,’ has suffered an injury that will delay the show’s finale scheduled for this coming Saturday.  Riggs partially fractured his orbital bone and suffered a retina detachment in training.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Bellator’s new reality television series, ‘Fight Master,’ has suffered...

Jul 24, 2013 9:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | “Fight Master” Fighter AJ Matthews Talks About Cutting Weight, Suspects Joe Riggs of Peeing Himself

AJ Matthews defeated Darryl Cobb to join Spike TV’s new reality television show, ‘Fight Master.’ By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA AJ Matthews spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to discuss the most recent episode of Bellator’s reality television show on Spike TV, “Fight Master.” Matthews (6-2) has joined Anton and Dinny regularly since the show...

Jul 19, 2013 1:36 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Riggs Gives Gross Recounts Of What You Won’t See On Bellator’s Fight Master Series | BJPenn.com Radio

UFC and longtime MMA veteran, Joe “Diesel” Riggs, is starring on Bellator’s new reality TV series on Spike TV, ‘Fight Master.’ By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If you’ve been watching Spike TV’s new reality TV series, “Fight Master,” then you probably noticed long-time MMA fighter, Joe “Diesel” Riggs, fighting under the tutelage of Greg Jackson.  Riggs...

Jul 18, 2013 11:00 am

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Riggs Dishes On Other Fighters ‘Members’: Who Has The Smallest? Find Out Here!! | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Many MMA fans will recognize Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs on Bellator’s new reality-television series, ‘Fight Master.’  He is a long-time MMA veteran with 8 UFC fights in his 54 professional fights.  This wealth of experience made him, among the other ‘Fight Master’ competitors, the story-teller.  Talking with BJPenn.com Radio earlier tonight, Riggs shared one such story...

May 13, 2013 12:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AJ Matthews Talks Upcoming Bellator Show, “Fight Master” | Fist-ta-Cuff Radio

  Bellator fighter, AJ Matthews, spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to talk about his participation in Bellator’s upcoming reality television show, “Fight Master.”  Matthews (6-2) took break from his recent run in Bellator’s welterweight division to participate in the television show, a six-week ordeal that was shot in Louisiana.   AJ said of...

Oct 28, 2012 10:50 am

TONIGHT!! BJPenn.com Radio Adds Cung Le and Joe Riggs to Already Stacked Lineup

In addition to the already stacked lineup of guests, BJPenn.com Radio has also added former UFC/Strikeforce veteran Joe Riggs and UFC middleweight Cung Le to it’s 12th episode. Le and Riggs add to a guest roundup that includes Liz Carmouche, Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann. Riggs is an 11 year veteran of the sport that...