Strikeforce has decided to go separate ways with veterans Joey Villasenor and Joe Riggs. Villasenor was released after losing two straight bouts to Ronaldo Souza and Danillo Villefort, while Riggs' contract will not be renewed despite winning his last two outings. FiveOuncesofPain has it:
Five Ounces of Pain was able to confirm the professional separation with a reliable party close to the situation as well as Strikeforce officials. It is also believed Joe Riggs is currently looking for an match-up in the immediate future.
The promotion also recently parted ways professionally with seasoned veteran Joey Villasenor. While no official word on the 185-pounder’s status has been issued as of this report, Five Ounces of Pain was able to confirm the cut with a reliable source possessing intimate knowledge of the situation, as well as Strikeforce officials, and have learned Villasenor is currently seeking a fight.
Joey Villasenor (27-8):
Loss - Danillo Villefort - Decision (Unanimous) - Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley
Loss - Ronaldo Souza - Decision (Unanimous) - Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery
Win - Evangelista Santos - Decision (Split) - ShoMMA 2: Villasenor vs. Cyborg
Joe Riggs (34-12-1):
Win - Trent Thorne - TKO (Elbows) - King of the Cage: 48
Win - Louis Taylor - Submission (Punches) - ShoMMA 10: Riggs vs. Taylor
Loss - Jay Hieron - Decision (Unanimous) - Strikeforce: Miami