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Joe Riggs vs. Cory Devela Strikeforce Video; Update on Riggs’ Injury

Here’s the Riggs/Devela fight from Saturday’s Strikeforce event, which shows just how Riggs got his back effed up.

Says agent Ken Pavia in an e-mail to CagePotato:

[Joe] is having a procedure this week where they freeze a nerve. Disc is impinging on nerve now. Similar pain to a broken hip. He is ok though.

After the surgery, they’ll know more regarding how long Riggs will be out of action. We’ll keep you posted.

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Anonymous- December 20, 2008 at 1:05 pm
I cant wait for the rematch, if joe decides to get back up to 185.. .. if it happens

money on joe knocking him out!
bonney lake- June 11, 2008 at 10:41 pm
i know corey, and i was at that fight. riggs got served! thats all there is to it. i dont think riggs will really want a rematch. i think he says he does, but will come up with excuse like he always does. corey is the real deisel!
Yo Momma- May 31, 2008 at 7:36 pm
I personally met cory devela and he says that riggs is a bitch and he even bought my bmw off of me so fuck yall niggas who dont know shit
THE HELICOPTER- April 19, 2008 at 10:33 am
HEY GUY I JUST WANTED TO FILL YOU IN ON A FEW THINGS CORY IS A GREAT FIGHTER AND BEFORE THIS FIGHT HE BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF SINCADE TO A DECSION, CORY IS THE REAL DEAL AND HE WILL BE ALL OVER THE MMA GAME, DESPITE HE DID NOT MAKE IT ON THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, WICH A LOT OF THE PEOPLE NEW TO THE SPORT LOOK AT ALL OD THEM AS THE BEST OF THE BEST. IF YOU ARE A TRUE FAN OF MMA YOU KNOW HOW MUCH HEART AND DEDICATION IT TAKES TO GO FAR IN THIS SPORT. YOU DROP ALL THAT YOU HAVE AND TRAIN YOUR ASS OFF AND PUT FORTH ALL THAT YOU HAVE. I FOUGHT ON THIS CARD AND CORY AND HE IS A TEAM MATE OF MINE AND JOE'S WHOLE ATTITUDE WAS THAT HE WAS GOING TO WALK THROUGH CORY THEN FIGHT5 A COUPLE WEEKS LATER. IF YOU TAKE A FIGHT YOU BELIVE THAT YOU ARE IN GOOD SHAPE AND CAN DESTROY ANYONE YOU STEP IN THE CAGE WITH. JOE RIGGS GOT PUT IN HIS PLACE WITH A GREAT JUDO TAKE DOWN AND THEN CORY HAD SIDE CONTROL AND WOULD OF ROCKED JOES WORLD FROM THAT POSITION. IM NOT SAYING THAT JOE IS NOT A GOOD FIGHTER HE HAS EVERTHING IT TAKES TO BE THE BEST, CORY IS A RISING STAR WITH GREAT TALENT AND SKILL AND HE HAS A NAME FOR HIMSELF. YOU ALL WILL BE SEEING HIM IN STRIKE FORCE AND WHAT EVER COMES HIS WAY. KEEP YOUR EYES OUT FOR HIM AND OTHER MEMBERS OF VICTORY ATHLETICS OUT OF WASHINGTON AND UNDER DENNIS HALLMAN CAMP. THEIR ARE A BUNCH OF GUYS WHO SHOW RESPECT AND LOVE TO TRAIN AND PUSH EACHOTHER IN THE NUMBER ONE GROWING SPORT CALLED (MMA) MIXED MARTIAL ARTS. I HOPE ALL OF YOU LOOK AT THIS AS A GOOD COMMENT AND NO DISREPCT TOWARDS YOU.. AND ALSO LOOK OUT FOR DTP FIGHT GEAR! DOWN TO POND FIGHT GEAR :)
Jaime- March 13, 2008 at 1:36 am
The rematch is April 5 at the Tacoma Dome for all you disbelievers!
grappler- March 1, 2008 at 4:08 pm
I was at the fight too. Cory did hop around in excitement over his win. But he also went over and checked on Joe after he was done celebrating. Cory did what he was supposed to. Go for the win by any means, celebrate, then go to your opponent and check in.
phoenixaz- March 1, 2008 at 10:05 am
SO KIMBORILLA IF YOU EVER DO TAP OUT I MEAN EVER WELL I GUESS I WILL MAKE T-SHIRTS SAYING "OMG KIMBO TAPPED OUT" ON THE BACK ITS GOING TO SAY "GUESS HE'S A BITCH" HAHA
phoenixaz- March 1, 2008 at 10:00 am
Oh and kimbo saying that tappin out is for bitches well i guess a broken leg or arm or your ego without pay is better?Shit i know he's not a role model.Liked kimbo untill i visited this site.His ignorance is going to get him hurt bad.SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE GAIN YOUR HONOR
phoenixaz- March 1, 2008 at 9:57 am
other then that anderson silva is a freakin machine.After the win on henderson proved alot
phoenixaz- March 1, 2008 at 9:54 am
what a dumbazz.he fought knowing his back is all messed up what an idiot.And for devela too be running like a chicken without a head celebrating well good for him at least he fought prepared riggs complains and whines about the loss y??what a puzz.
Greg Brumann- March 1, 2008 at 1:35 am
Grant.. you are an idiot. the throw was legit, riggs got owned, get over it. Devela will be around for awhile, Riggs on the other hand will soon be serving fries and milkshakes, or possibly even greating 'folks' at WalMart, in Kentucky.
shane- February 29, 2008 at 8:49 pm
Joe riggs is doing all this bitching he was beat and he needs to take the defeat like a man. If he was to injured to fight then he shouldn't have been in the ring. Cory is no joke and riggs wants this rematch, I think he should not even get in the ring with cory again he already left on a strether next time he could be leavin in a body bag.
Geerad- February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm
Looks like a nasty bulge protruding from Rigg's back at around 1:45 prior to the throw.
grant- February 29, 2008 at 7:08 am
er... swap every instance of devela for riggs, and visa versa haha. got those names switched. smooth...
grant- February 29, 2008 at 7:07 am
that throw actually *wasnt* that good, look at how much of his upper body riggs had to torque into it to get devela over him. a good throw would be his legs doing all the work, lifting devela up hip to hip, and landing him flat not all tweaked out... the celebration dance without checking out his opponent was not so admirable either... touche.
Linda- February 25, 2008 at 10:19 pm
Jamie...you don't know your head from a hole in the wall!!! Devela is tough! He went in to get the job done...and he did just that! I don't want to hear any whinning from a Riggs fan! If Riggs was hurt, he shouldn't have fought! Instead, he whines and makes excuses for his loss!
Devela is a class act! Did you not watch him go over to Riggs to see if he could help him up? Did you not hear Devela state that he hates seeing "anyone" get hurt?
Girl, you definately need to get your facts straight! And...when a re-match materializes...Devela will clean up on Riggs again!
JR- February 25, 2008 at 8:29 pm
I agree. As an under-dog coming into the fight with Riggs, Devela had to prove that he could compete. He did that and more. Good for him and he has all the right to celebrate.
Olie- February 25, 2008 at 9:08 am
Haha – rematch due to injury whilst fighting!? Heh. What a ridiculous comment. Why should he stop jumping about? He won fair and square. This is MMA, not fucking ballet!
BadAzz79- February 25, 2008 at 3:02 am
Jamie - Rematch in April? You must be out of your freakin mind. Joe needs a lot more time than that to recover. And I would love to see a rematch to tell the truth. I have my money on Devela even when Riggs is in his prime. You need to give credit where credit is due. Riggs tried to toss Devela with a double-under. Devela stepped through and counter-threw Riggs with a 5-point throw. That is a difficult throw to get on anyone, let alone an experienced fighter like Riggs. Perhaps you haven't seen Devela fight before, but he can serious mess guys up. I'm interested to see what's next in store for Devela. He's a name to reckon with at 185.
Jaime- February 25, 2008 at 2:02 am
The records will show that the rematch is scheduled for April. Don't trust google, when I know the source. Again, to all who are throwing personal insults for reporting facts, your lack of intelligence is showing.
Greg Brumann- February 25, 2008 at 1:44 am
Thats funny, the bell didn't ring till after his face was getting pulverized? Get YOUR facts straight, Jamie, before you come in here running your dick sucker. Thrown out because of injury??? That is the dumbest thing I have heard today. Thats like saying they threw out a fight because someones eye was swollen shut! Injuring your opponent gives you the win, remember, they are FIGHTING. It sucks to see Joe injured, but seeing Cory win was beautiful.... Once again, google your facts before you post them, moron.
Anonymous- February 25, 2008 at 1:01 am
The bummer here is that Devela was jumping around like a freak. He was psyched - I would be too. The bummer is that Joe had a bad back injury. I wish SOMEONE had the common sense/decency to say "fucking stop jumping around!". Anyone every have a back injury like that? It fucking hurts if a tree blows in the wind 1000 miles away.

Don't expect that someone would have mentioned this to the Devela, just food for thought. Nobody wants to see Joe hurting like that after the bell. Except maybe maybe Nick Diaz!

Also, anyone else thinking that a Joe win here could lead to a Joe/Nick rematch? Still hoping for that one someday. Good luck Joe.
Jaime- February 24, 2008 at 11:31 pm
Get your facts correct. The fight was under review and has been dismissed, due to the injury. It was called even before Riggs got thrown to the ground. There will be a rematch at a later date. The scoring has been thrown out until the rematch.
Greg Brumann- February 24, 2008 at 6:55 pm
He would have got his ass knocked out either way. Cory was on top of him pulverizing his face... It was the end either way. Joe should be thankful it was stopped right there... I was at the fight, it was "A WIN BY WAY OF KNOCKOUT DUE TO A BODYSLAM" It wasn't stopped because he was injured, it was stopped because Riggs got slammed and was DONE, regardless if his back was fucked or not...!
Olie- February 24, 2008 at 6:54 pm
Dude, it was the biggest victory of his career & it was a f**king good throw (as highlighted BY the injury). Not only that but he also landed in side control where he would be raining down some bombs. I think he has every right to go mad about the victory!
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