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Tuesday, 11/20/2012, 10:25 am

Matt Riddle Defends Marijuana Use: “It Makes Me Very Nice” | UFC NEWS

“I think it’s really unfortunate they took a hard-earned win from me that I took on a week’s notice and I did everything in my power to pass that drug test, I’ve never failed a drug test in my life until that day and that was never my intention. So it does suck, but at the same time I’ll never forget that win. It was a great experience, a great feeling and I made $100,000 in one night, so you tell me who’s the winner if that’s a no contest.”

“I’ve explained it to other people, I’m very high strung. You can ask anybody who hangs out with me, when I’m not on my medicine — not that I’m hard to be around, but I’m very intense. You say something stupid I’ll f—— let you know, I go off. You know, I’m very, it’s almost like a New York minute, I’m very fast, I’m right to the point, I’m in your face. Like right now, ba-da-ba-ba, I’m talking very fast. I like to slow it down, I like to be normal, I like to be like a normal person and right now it’s like I’m on edge.”

“If I didn’t just get out of the cage I’d want to beat the s— out of somebody just for no reason. And that’s just how I’m wired, and I don’t like it. I like being the nice guy. So when I use, I’m a very nice guy and everybody around me loves me more. I’m just a much more pleasant person to be around.”

– Matt Riddle via


4 Responses to “Matt Riddle Defends Marijuana Use: “It Makes Me Very Nice” | UFC NEWS”

  1. Fuck off says:

    It’s a no contest because he violated the rules plain and simple. If he wanted to never get a failed drug test he should participate in a job that doesn’t perform drug tests or just simply not do drugs instead of having a piss and moan about how he’s this animal when he’s not using drugs.

  2. Xaninho says:

    The rules are bullshit and hypocritical. It’s ok to juice testosterone but smoking a joint to relax is not?

  3. 6time says:

    So you mean to tell me Weed gives you an advantage in fighting? This arguement is ignorant as fuck. If GSP or J.Jones or The Spider said at anytime they smoked weed during their respective title runs, Dana would shush it up so damn fast, we’d never even know about it. I could see if they were pumping testorone or steroids into their bodies, but it’s weed. Weed has been scientifically proven to not enhance you. Nevertheless Riddle deserved that win, and worked his ass off to get it I’m sure. Let’s see if Dana knocks him down a few notches since Riddle has won a few fights in a row.

  4. 757 says:

    Pot is illegal. His employers say that you cannot smoke it because at certain times before and after you will have to submit to the test. This guy is an annoying clown who needs to grow up. Sorry but he is not that good that the UFC can’t do without him. He needs to stop smoking and play by the rules that the UFC has agreed to follow. If you can’t grow up and do that you need to go. You can disagree all you want but the rules are the rules. 6 time when you grow up and get a real job you will understand. Until them you should go and take Matt Riddles clown ass with you. You can smoke together.

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