"Joe is a great guy outside the cage, I like to hang out with him. After the fight we can go out and have fun but this weekend its all business. I trained with him a little while back and we always got along. He’s a great fighter, he has a great name. He has fought for the UFC title - he might be a little under the radar like myself, because he doesn’t get all the shine that a lot of the guys are getting in the UFC. But I am excited for this fight, it’s the kind if fight I need for my career. I want to fight guys with names so that after the fight my stock goes up. It’s a great fight for me, Joe and the fans. I am excited for this opportunity, I am going to get out there and do what I do best: leave it all in the cage and show my skills."
Jay Hieron faces off Joe Riggs tomorrow night at Strikeforce "Miami" as one of the prelims of the event co-headlined by Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos and Marloes Coenen and the showdown reuniting Nick Diaz versus Marius Zaromskis. MMAMania.com will provide you with weigh-in results and complete coverage. Stay tuned, maniacs.