UFC welterweight Joe Riggs hospitalized after shooting himself in Arizona
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight veteran Joe Riggs has been forced from his upcoming Paulo Thiago fight at the UFC Fight Night 51 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 13, 2014 inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil.
"We were made aware that newly-signed UFC competitor Joe Riggs was involved in an unfortunate accident last night. While cleaning his permitted firearm (a pistol), the gun discharged, injuring his hand and upper thigh. Riggs was transported to a nearby hospital in Arizona where he is being treated by physicians. We wish Joe a speedy recovery."
Lawlers $1 mil UFC run: Earns more this year than most UFC champs
Robbie Lawler has earned more in the past 12 months than most champions, including UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, featherweight champion Jose Aldo, bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.