“I was too vocal, there’s other fighters that have failed multiple drug tests for marijuana, like Dave Herman, and I don’t even think he has a license, but they allow him to continue to fight in the UFC and he’s on a three-fight losing streak. I’m on a four-fight win streak. But they would rather get rid of me because I speak my mind. I knew the UFC made a great mistake releasing someone for using medical marijuana, when they have a prescription. They look like idiots, most people that talk about that think they’re idiots for doing that.”
Former UFC welterweight Matt Riddle started his career in the UFC after a decent run on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 7, putting together a 9-3 record. Then a second positive test following his unanimous decision win over Che Mills inspired his eventual release from the promotion. Riddle, a powerful wrestler, had a mixture of exciting and uninspiring performances in the Octagon. Sometimes relying on his heart and cardio to make it a three round slug fest, sometimes grinding his opponent down and coming out with the decision. Now with Bellator, Riddle has is focused on making a name for himself elsewhere, and isn’t planning a comeback to the UFC with the harsh words he has to say about the promotion. He also feels it isn’t fair that Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort get testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and still continue to stay under contract with the company.
Hear more from Matt Riddle in his full interview with fightlife.