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Report: Joe Riggs Withdraws From August 15 Strikeforce Title Fight Against Nick Diaz

Joe RiggsJoe Riggs has been forced to withdraw from his rematch with Nick Diaz after suffering a “bad reaction to an as of yet undisclosed drug,” according to

The bout for the newly-created Strikeforce Welterweight Championship was set to be featured on the Showtime-broadcast of Strikeforce’s August 15 event, which takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and also features Gina Carano vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos for the Strikeforce 145-pound Women’s Championship, a lightweight championship rematch between title-holders Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez, and Fabricio Werdum battling an opponent to-be-named after his original foe, Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem, withdrew from the contest earlier this week.

Diaz will reportedly remain on the August 15 card, taking on an opponent to-be-named, which is expected to be announced soon.

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