UFC Officials Release Statement On Matt Riddle

Matt Riddle, who was recently released by the UFC for a second failed drug test, has been given the UFC official statement.

The promotion released the following concerning Riddle, who has had two fights changed to no-contest results after failing drug tests for marijuana. He is 7-3 in his MMA career, with all 12 of his fights coming in the Octagon.

Matthew Riddle tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, England on February 16, 2013. This is Riddle’s second failed drug test for marijuana within the past seven months. Riddle previously failed a post-fight drug test due to marijuana following his UFC 149 victory over Chris Clements.

As such, the UFC organization is exercising its right to terminate Riddle for breach of his obligations under his Promotional Agreement as well as the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents. The outcome of the bout against Che Mills was changed to a no contest and the results of the positive test will be reported to the official Association of Boxing Commissions MMA record-keeper.

  • Aaron_johnson425

    Dumbass.

  • mooliani

    So does mills keep his job now?

  • losers..

    why would it be a no-contest? you think because he smoked pot he won?

    • Dana Becker

      Because he failed the post-fight drug test. Regardless of what causes the failure, the decision gets overturned. Not my ruling, that belongs to the commission the event is held in.

  • LeoLarios

    There it is ladies! What more proof do you want? A successful pot head turned unsuccessful by authority.

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