- Given Name: Joseph Jonathan Riggs
- Pro MMA Record: 50-18-1, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Diesel
- Current Streak: 2 Wins
- Age: 1982-09-23 | Date of Birth: 1982.09.23
- Last Fight: November 23, 2019 in ROC
- Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 182.0 lbs
- Affiliation: N/A
- Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $388,500 USD
- Born: Sanford, Maine, United States
- Fighting out of: Phoenix, Arizona
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Riggs well known for his exploits outside of the cage, as he was famously involved in a physical altercation with Nick Diaz in the hospital following his fight with him at UFC 57. The police were force to intervene as the battle raged among the two fighters in hospital gowns.
A renowned worldbeater in the gym, Riggs has never lived down the label that he has failed to perform up to his potential in his major live, televised fights. Losses to Diego Sanchez and Matt Hughes, among others, were disappointments at critical moments when a win could have vaulted him to the next level.
On November 2nd, 2013 Riggs became the winner of Bellator's Fight Master MMA reality television series by winning a decision over Mike Bronzoulis. Riggs had selected Greg Jackson as his coach for the show, and was the #1 seed in both the elimination round and the quarterfinals, moving to the #2 seed in the semi-finals.
Episode 3 Riggs def. Rob Mills by Submission in Round 1
Episode 6 Riggs def. Eric Scallan by Unanimous Decision
Episode 9 Riggs def. Evan Cutts by Unanimous Decision
Episode 10 Riggs def. Cole Williams by Split Decision
Fight Master Finale Riggs def. Mike Bronzoulis by Unanimous Decision