Exclusive: Joe Riggs Says He Is Fighting For Strikeforce In February


MMANews.com was able to catch up for a quick minute today with Strikeforce welterweight Joe Riggs and he gave us the low down on when his next fight will be. According to the UFC vet, he will be fighting for Strikeforce in February on a card that has been yet to be announced but according to a few close sources, is set to be finalized any day now.

Riggs, who recently dropped back down to the welterweight division following a stint at middleweight, won his last fight against Luke Stewart in November via a second round TKO. It was his return fight to the 170lb weight class.

As with the card it’s self an opponent has yet to be confirmed but Riggs was confident that he would be in the cage in February and has already began preparing for the bout.

With a 29-10-0, Riggs is looking to regain some flare in the welterweight division where he once took a fight on short notice to challenge for then UFC champion Matt Hughes’ title. Since that fight Riggs has gone 6-4 with wins over Nick Diaz, Eugene Jackson and Jason Von Flue, while he has lost to Diego Sanchez and Kazuo Misaki (it was following this fight that Riggs decided to move to 170lb.)

Expect more to be announced on this upcoming in the coming week.


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