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Matt Riddle Rips TRT Use While Defending Use Of Marijuana In Epic Rant | UFC NEWS


“Funny thing about that is steroids aren’t on the same level as marijuana. You can do steroids in the UFC now, didn’t you hear? [TRT] is steroids and you can do steroids as long as you get a doctor’s note now. So Vitor Belfort just pops for testosterone and everybody’s like, ‘Oh, he failed.”‘

No he didn’t, he has a doctor’s note so it’s okay.

And honestly, I think it’s ridiculous. The reason why they say I can’t use marijuana is because it’s a performance-enhancing drug. Okay, I understand that. It’s a performance-enhancing drug to you. Whatever. But testosterone isn’t? Steroids aren’t? And if you’re saying I can’t smoke because you need to keep other fighters safe or myself safe because I’m too high, don’t you think you should keep others safe by not letting people using steroids into the cage? That’s how I look at it.
“And on top of all that, it wouldn’t bother me if they tested for THC, because I would never fail for THC because I would literally have to be that high when they tested me or I’d have to be high the day before. Instead they just test you for metabolites which you just mentioned which can stay in your system for up to a month after you’re done smoking.

Let’s be honest. It’s White America, it’s the big man, it’s the guy with the money, it’s the pharmaceutical companies, it’s the alcohol companies that don’t want want marijuana legalized and they’ll do anything. They’ll ridicule it, they’ve already had slanderous campaigns about it.

I’ve been smoking weed since I was 13 and look at me. I’m in the UFC and I smash people with a smile on my face. It’s not a performance enhancing drug. It makes me relax. It makes me happy. Honestly, it probably keeps me from beating my three kids because they’re always screaming and crying at me and my wife’s crazy and you know what life’s like. It’s hard sometimes and honestly, I like to go to my game room and rip a tube and just sit back and relax and enjoy a 20 minute show, go out, see my family, take care of everything I have to take care of, and that’s what I do. A lot of people think it’s okay to drink a fifth of jack and beat their wife. I don’t.”

Amazing isn’t it?

All that amazingness came out of his interview with the guys over at The Verbal Submission.

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4 Comments to Matt Riddle Rips TRT Use While Defending Use Of Marijuana In Epic Rant | UFC NEWS

  1. Drew says:

    Trully the best champions have never used it, Hughes, Anderson,jones, penn, Aldo, Royce

    • yeahrightman says:

      Exactly. It’s not performance enhancing. You meet some tough stoner’s like riddle and diaz, but most guys who make it big (in any part of life not just sport)do not smoke as it, because it causes all sorts of problems for you growing up which hold you back (possibly trouble in school, falling in with “wrong” crowd, etc, etc.) This is mainly because of the stigma attached to it, but lets be fair I am a smoker and I know why the stigma is there, when someone is stoned they are just a little less reliable, more unpredictable, lazy and come up with outlandish ideas and never follow through on them. If I was one of the people not using it I would want my opponents on it so I can beat them up easier.

    • dummy says:

      BJ smokes weed. Real Talk. Maybe no in training camp, but he knows.

      • John M says:

        Yeah I bet Bj does here and there but JJ for sure does. I was friends with a guy who played Football in his home town. Said he smoked a blunt with a group of guys including him, he said he was fucking weird.

    • Shut it says:

      Shut your foolishness, u don’t know bj penn do you?

    • Devilock138 says:

      Royce tested positive for steroids after fighting Sakuraba the 2nd time. Maybe he felt he needed that edge since they threw in the towel the 1st time they fought.

  2. Go rip a tube and checkout the new forum page.

  3. Leezy810 says:

    You don’t think BJ smokes? Be serious bro.

      • Zack says:

        I’ve seen YouTube videos of bj blazed. Bet Dana White would fail a pot test. Trt is clearly a ped. Vitor was jacked in fight against bisping. Look at the difference in overeems muscle in his last two fights. There’s no denying it. And it’s honestly ruining the sport. There will always be cheaters.

  4. Slim Charles says:

    lol weed stops me from beating my kids? WTF?!?!?! this guy matt riddle is one weird feller…

    • David says:

      matt riddle is ridiculous and i chose to root for those that represent the sport with integrity and honor. he was bragging about giving a guy longer memory loss and longer wiring then uriah hall being the reason his KO was better? ridiculous…back to the reason some think MMA is not a legit sport and just a brute **** fighting with all brutes. i like fighters that are educated and dont just do it to beat people up or say that. just my preference..

  5. 757 says:

    Guys he is a stoner and a clown…he will be gone before you know it. Wow what a geek

    • Thurgood Jenkins says:

      Dunno about that. 7-3 UFC record (would be 8-3 with sub of the night without the failed pot test and would be on a three-fight win streak), one of those losses fight of the night. Actually, he’s done quite well so far. Plus, he’s an exciting fighter. I could care less about the comments he provides to the media as long as he brings it while he’s in the Octagon.

    • Joshua says:

      haha gone before you know it?? he’s been fighting in the UFC his entire pro career and he lost on TUF season 7. He’s one of the most entertaining fighters in the UFC, so I’m sure he isn’t going anywhere. I could careless what these fighters do outside of the cage. I’m all for individualism. Go listen to GSP interviews if you want “respect” and “class”…..bunch of vaginas

  6. Munks says:

    hahaha Not Nick Dias funny stuff bro!

  7. 757 says:

    Hey Thurgood he will be gone before you know it. He’s a clown and a stoner. He won’t last. C’mon man you can’t smoke weed constant like that and have longevity in anything. The only one who probably could is Diaz and the shame of that is that he would be unreal if he didn’t. This guy isn’t Diaz. Wow what a joker

    • Thurgood Jenkins says:

      I’ll agree with ya. He’s a bit of a joker. And he’s definitely not Nick Diaz. I still like his style of fighting though and hope he stays around so he can display that.

  8. zetoe R10 says:

    matt riddle speaks the truth. if you cant pick out the humor in his rant, youre an idiot. if you think marijuana is even a little bit harmful, youre an idiot.

  9. 757 says:

    I agree Thurgood. As for you zetoe you stupid ass if Marijuana wasn’t harmful it would have been legal long ago you stupid ass. Obviously you are like the rest of the wann be’s who don’t do anything but sit in your momma’s basement smoking and working the computer, oh yeah and your dick because you don’t have a job. I’m glad your mom paid for that at least. Put the pipe down and get a job or do something productive. If not move to Jamaica or stay and be a RAS TRENT here. Otherwise shut the fuck and smoke in silence ….hi 5 that fuck o

    • Not You says:

      Please stop preaching this stuff to everyone. Marijuana has a detrimental effect if consumed during the brain development in some young teens. And there is more than whether something is bad for you or not when making things legal. Ever heard of cigarettes? What exactly are you doing in life that gives you credence to sit an judge others for what they do in their own time. So high five your forehead and shut your mouth.

      • 757 says:

        I don’t smoke cigarettes. I’m not judging anyone. I’m stating facts. Smoke allot weed and it impacts your brain. If you didn’t get high all the time you would know that.

    • Nick says:

      Bro you were on the computer at 3 in the morning. Sounds like it is past your bed time buddy. Marijuana has zero deaths a year from overdose. There is more people in the united states that die from caffeine or aspirin than from weed. Sounds like your the one without a job at 3 in the morning. Must work night shift. That’s good because than a lot of people don’t see your keyboard warrior ass during the day. Go hide under a rock.

      • 757 says:

        Evening shift job ……..Bro. You dumb fuck. Get a job asshole. If you saw me or anyone else your ***** ass wouldn’t say anything….keyboard warrior. Shut up smoke some more weed stupid.

    • Poop says:

      757, it pains me to see such an incredibly uneducated and ridiculous response come out of my own area code, tisk. I’m not going to argue that ingesting anything into your lungs is necessarily good for you, but to say it being harmful is the reason it is illegal is mind blowing to me. Alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, over the counter drugs, fast-food, the list goes on and on, are all legal under US law and have been proven to be far more detrimental to your health than marijuana and are all readily available and advertised. Plenty of people who have smoked have gone on to lead fulfilling lives and have contributed to society, so to throw all smokers into the category of lazy stoners is just ignorant. Boom.

      • 757 says:

        Not only ingesting things into your lungs is no good, but it also makes you dumb. If anyone can’t tell who’s a smoker isn’t must already have smoked to much. Go for your next job interview and if it’s anywhere that’s worth working tell me what they say when you tell them you are a smoker. I’m not being uneducated. I’m being a realist.

  10. DARTHVADER says:

    smoke weed everyday!!

  11. crimeface says:

    The whole last paragraph of that piece is incredible.

  12. Ray says:

    Riddle is a jokester but how can you NOT agree with his view on marijuana and TRT? After a hard days workout it’s nice to have an occasional toke to wind down and just relax. Not OK to use PEDs to get ahead of your opponents. Just sayin’.

  13. Ray says:

    Riddle is a jokester but how can anyone NOT agree with him on marijuana and TRT? After a hard days workout it’s nice to have an occasional toke to just wind down and relax. Not OK to use a PED to get ahead of your opponent. Just sayin’.

  14. Rick says:

    Agreed but… his wife’s crazy? Even if mine was, I surely wouldn’t say it in public Lol.

  15. bigthc says:

    All u guys bitching about weed being bad and all, the worst crap out there is tabaco, that u can bye any where. Weed is not as bas, and don’t forget about boos, that will make u do stupid thing. It is the man staling hemp, that could save our forest, for paper, medacin can be made, clothing and what not. Be real, the first amendement was on hemp paper, and for people kiking each other in the face, smart or not, It’s still people kiking each other in the face, and correct me if i’m wrong, we all like that, and for most people, we are crazy for if. Ave a good one……….or a big one.

  16. Riddle is a dick says:

    I’m sorry, but after his comments where he said that his knockout was the best in TUF history bc he broke the guys jaw in places and the guy had a memory loss for 6 months(?) instead of the hour or two like Adam Cellas.. Just makes me wanna hit him with a baseball bat. I have no respect for him whatsoever. And the damages he cause was from, hitting the guy like 3-4 times with hammer fist while he was out cold. Why is this guy trying to “make news”.. He’s garbage and is trying to be controversial to make himself known again. He’s a lower and a disgrace to the sport.

  17. Riddle sucks says:

    I’m sorry, but after his comments where he said that his knockout was the best in TUF history bc he broke the guys jaw in places and the guy had a memory loss for 6 months(?) instead of the hour or two like Adam Cellas.. Just makes me wanna hit him with a baseball bat. I have no respect for him whatsoever. And the damages he cause was from, hitting the guy like 3-4 times with hammer fist while he was out cold. Why is this guy trying to “make news”.. He’s garbage and is trying to be controversial to make himself known again. He’s a lower and a disgrace to the sport.

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