The folks at Spike TV apparently weren't prepared for such comments, as all three of his "bombs" were heard loud and clear on the air.
"And Joe Riggs drops the F-bomb on live TV. Spike TV execs are thrilled I'm sure. #bellator106," Bloody Elbow tweeted moments after his comments hit the air. "Joe Riggs hits the rare live TV F-bomb hat trick. Almost unheard of at this level. #bellator106."
Riggs opened with with traditional post-fight interview comments, about how he was excited to win the money so that he could provide food and shelter for his family.
However, things got ugly in a hurry, as he dropped a trio of curse words in a matter of seconds, all of which aired on Spike TV.
"It means everything to me, I can take care of my family," said Riggs, who took home $100,000 for winning the "Fight Master" tournament. "I'm excited for the opportunity. I'm so thankful."
Riggs defeated Mike Bronzoulis to win a nice $95,000 win bonus and the prestigious title of inaugural Bellator MMA "Fight Master."
"I just won a tournament, I'd like to get a title shot," said Riggs (40-14, 1 NC). "But f--- it, Bjorn's the man, I'll fight whoever they want me to fight. Bring ‘em on baby."
Riggs' fight wasn't all that exciting, but his post-fight interview was one for the ages.
"@jdharm check out bellator fights from sat night. After joe Riggs fight, he dropped f bomb several times, bleep came afterwards. :)," Jon Sykes tweeted just seconds after Riggs cursed live on Spike TV.
Spike TV officials haven't officially addressed the matter, but perhaps they should. It's likely that there were some small children who stayed up late watching the Bellator 106 broadcast, and they didn't need to hear such vulgar language coming from a well-respected athlete.