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UFC Quick Quote: Joe Riggs thinks WEC is the best

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"I wanted it [WEC]. I want to be in the premier organization in mixed martial arts. I welcomed it and I asked for it and I got it. I kind of threw a temper tantrum to get it, to be honest with you. This organization is going to grow a lot. I see a lot of growth with it, and I see all the great fighters coming in, and I'm in this game to fight the best in the world and see what I got. And that's pretty much why I'm in the WEC."

-- Former UFC middleweight and welterweight fighter Joe "Diesel" Riggs on his desire to switch from the UFC to the Zuffa-owned World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) promotion as told to

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