Saturday, June 06, 2009

Inside Fights Interview: Joe “The Diesel” Riggs

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Between January of 2008 and November of that same year, Joe “Diesel” Riggs strung together a streak of eight straight victories.

However, since that streak, the once dominant Riggs could only muster a rather unimpressive record of 8-6.

Riggs feels that all of that is about to change.

Just moments into the second round, Riggs was able to end his fight against Luke Stewart with a devastating flurry of punches, walking away with a technical knockout. This may seem like just another victory, but this victory symbolizes something else for “The Diesel”.

With his most recent victory, Riggs feels he will be able to launch another dynamic winning streak. However, nothing comes easy in MMA. The same can be said for acquiring a victory over Phil Baroni.

Riggs is set to face Baroni at Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields on June 6th. While Baroni may be a daunting opponent to most, Riggs believes that this is where the winning streak begins.

“The last fight was the first one, and I am going to beat the piss out of Bironi June 6th, and make it number two,” stated Joe Riggs on his future opponent’s fate and the beginning of another dominant run for him in MMA.

Riggs is not a stranger to “beating the piss out of” his opponent. With thirteen victories coming from knockout, it is no surprise how he sees himself gaining his 30th victory.

“I am going to knock Phil Baroni out,” stated Riggs.

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