Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs produced one of the best excuses we’ve heard in a while for pulling out of a fight earlier this week when he revealed that he’d accidentally shot himself with a gun that he was cleaning.
Riggs, who had been scheduled to make a return to the UFC in September at UFC Fight Night 51 after emerging as the winner of Bellator’s ‘Fight Master’ reality show...
Joe Riggs has had to wait 8 years for his second chance in the UFC and now he will have to wait a bit longer.
Riggs has been forced to withdraw from his September 13th fight against Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil after accidentally shot himself.
The UFC released a statement about the incident:
“We were made aware that newly-signed UFC competitor Joe Riggs was involved...
Joe Riggs was scheduled to make a comeback fight against Paulo Thiago after spending more than eight years away from the UFC.Unfortunately, that fight has been cancelled after UFC revealed that Riggs has sustained self-inflicted albeit accidental gunshot wounds to his hand and leg.We were made aware that newly-signed UFC competitor Joe Riggs was involved in an unfortunate accident...
Joe Riggs’ (pictured) return to the UFC will have to wait for another day. On Tuesday, the promotion announced the veteran will be forced to withdraw from his September 13 scrap against Paulo Thiago after accidentally shooting himself.
“We were made aware that newly-signed UFC competitor Joe Riggs was involved in an unfortunate accident last night. While cleaning...
Joe Riggs, who has not fought in the UFC since 2006, had to pull out of a fight with Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night on Sept. 15 after shooting himself while cleaning his gun.
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Riggs tweeted a photo...
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