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War Machine wants to fight Joe Riggs in second round of Bellator tournament

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According to a Feb. 4 report from, War Machine (14-5) is set to fight Nah’Shon Burrell (11-3) in the opening round of Bellator's Season 10 welterweight tournament.

The fight between Machine and Burrell goes down March 14 from Chicago’s Horseshoe Casino, live on Spike TV at Bellator 112.

While War Machine already has a fight booked against a tough opponent, he's already looking ahead at the second round of the tournament.

War Machine recently took to social media to announce he's down to fight UFC vet Joe Riggs, if he is to make it to the next round of the tournament.

"@DIESELRIGGSMMA u can talk sh** on me all you want motherf*cker but there's no need to bring my significant other into it;hope I get u rd 2," Machine tweeted.

Riggs responded with a guarantee that he could beat War Machine in a fight.

"@WarMachine170 Ill let all the other educated MMA fans make fun of you for actually thinking you can beat me in a fight these days wont hapn," Riggs tweeted to Machine.

Machine was apparently upset Riggs made a comment about Christy Mack, his longtime girlfriend.

"@WarMachine170 Your girl I bit my lip and I just called her a porn star. I don't think a janitor would get mad if I called him a janitor," Riggs tweeted of the incident.

Riggs is expected to appear in the first round of the welterweight tournament, so there's a good chance he'll get the opportunity to fight Machine sometime in the near future.

The second round of the Season 10 Welterweight Tournament is expected to take place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, as part of the Bellator 116 card.


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