Uriah Hall booked for fight with Joe Riggs at UFC Fight Night 73 in Nashville
The UFC’s return to “Music City” next month has a new fight added to the setlist.
A middleweight matchup between Uriah Hall (10-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Joe Riggs (40-16 MMA, 4-6 UFC) has been booked for UFC Fight Night 73. Promotion officials recently announced the new matchup.
With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 73 now includes:
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira
Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson
Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes
Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera
Jared Cannonier vs. Jonathan Wilson
Timothy Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt
Anthony Christodoulou vs. Scott Holtzman
Chris Camozzi vs. Tom Watson
Ian McCall vs. Dustin Ortiz
Sam Alvey vs. Derek Brunson
Uriah Hall vs. Joe Riggs
Mendes: Don't f@$%ing talk about teabagging me
“The short s---, I don’t really give a s--- about that. I’ve been short my whole life. For me, it was right before the Aldo fight, and he was talking about putting balls on my head and being very unprofessional. That was something that made it personal. For me, you don’t f---ing do that. This is the fight game and it’s something where somebody can get seriously injured, and that’s what I’m looking to do when I get in there against Conor McGregor.”
Jose Aldo Unhappy With Interim Belt
I’m the UFC champion since April 2011, defended my belt seven times in four years, and will do it for the eighth time in 2015, an average of twice a year. And I’m not even mentioning WEC, a Zuffa-owned company, like the UFC, where I became the champion in 2009 and put my belt on the line twice in less than a year. That why I can’t agree with UFC’s decision to have an interim champion in my division citing the five opportunities that I couldn’t defend my belt.
If those fights had occurred, I would have done 12 title fights in four years in the UFC, an average of three fights a year, something that no other UFC champion did. A UFC champion rarely does three title defenses in one year. So that can’t be the main reason why they are creating an interim title, but the UFC is a private company which I work for, so I can’t complain about its decision, but I can’t say I agree either.