Riggs vs Diaz Title Fight Pulled From Strikeforce Card
Its been a bad week for MMA fight promotions not named the UFC. Affliction has canceled its fight card and Strikforce has had to cancel two title matches on its August 15th card. First the Alistair Overeem vs Fabricio Werdum fight was canceled for the August 15 due to a Overeem hand injury. Now the Joe Riggs/Nick Diaz fight has been pulled from Strikeforce card.
According to Graciefighter.com, Joe Riggs had a bad reaction to an undisclosed drug and now faces an extended hospital stay. Strikeforce executive Mike Afromowitz confirmed the bout cancelation saying that a new opponent for Nick Diaz is being sought after.
The August 15th card still has two title fights with Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg headlining the card and Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez fighting for the Lightweight title.