Joe Rivas has been in the MMA game for some time and with that time comes more responsibility. The 37-year-old family man knows when it’s time to hang it up and this bout is just the perfect opportunity to do so.
After a razor thin decision loss to Cameron Chism, Rivas knew he wanted to win what he thought was his belt before it was time to call it quits. So, Rivas made the moves to properly get back in title contention, and after a dominant win Enrique Medina…got the title shot he so desperately was aiming for against Thomas Crossan. That fight goes down this Saturday, December 1 from Genetti’s Hotel in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Tune in below as Joe Rivas and MyMMANews’ own, Adam Crist go head to head to talk about Rivas’ title shot and his plans after retirement.
Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Wilmington University, Adam’s passion for the sport only grows stronger when a fighter’s voice can be heard. He thrives on asking detailed questions to inspire the thoughts behind the punches in hopes that each fighter can find their proper justice. Specializing in pre and post fight interviews for MyMMANews, Adam strives to keep the fight fans up to speed with the most recent and authentic MMA news possible.
He is Co-promoter of Delaware’s premier kick-boxing and Muay Thai organization, IBF Promotions. Recently he has also accompanied MMA organizations Global Proving Ground and XCC as Co-host and ringside commentator.