The game plan was to try and go out and put pressure on him. Try to stay sharp because he’s a lefty. You can’t go after a lefty because everything is opposite, so I was a little more strategic," "I felt great in my performance." "I was trying to finish him, but I couldn’t. It was a great fight. I take my hat off to Joe," said the 33-year-old New Yorker.
"I think I match up great with Diaz. I think he has holes in his game, and I think I’m the man to exploit it," "It’s all timing. Hopefully we’ll sit down with Strikeforce and move forward in that direction, but right now I’m just going to enjoy this victory, get back home, heal up. Hopefully that’s next."
The Riggs fight was the last fight on Hieron's Strikeforce contract. It appears that he'll get the much wanted title shot against Nick Diaz if he re-signs with Strikeforce. Hieron feels as if he's gotten the short end of the stick since signing with Strikeforce. So it'll be interesting to see how he and his manager try to renegotiate his contract. If I were him, I'd have it in writing that my first fight would be a title fight. Then again, if he really believes he's one of the best in the world, he could always go back to the UFC shark tank of welterweights.