Matt Riddle was released from the UFC back in February of last year for his second failed post-fight drug screening, failing yet again for having marijuana in his system. The test came after his split decision against Che Mills at UFC on Fuel 7. To the fighters defense, he is a holder of a legal medical marijuana card, however that doesn’t seem to hold much ground in the eyes of the UFC.
The release however doesn’t seem to be detouring Riddle from smoking the sticky icky as we can see in his latest photo shoot with High Times Magazine in which we see Riddle with a big ol’ bag of the ganja. Personally, I don’t see how smoking some herb can be considered a PED (performance enhancing drug) when TRT use is still just frowned upon.
But that aside, what makes this even more interesting is that Riddle may have passed his post fight drug screening if he had not fallen victim to peer pressure. I’m kidding of course, Riddle is a big boy, and a big pothead, which makes it no surprise that once he was offered some of the goods he couldn’t resist.
Recently, George Tibbles, the “typical Limey wanker” from cagepotato.com, came out with his “true confessions” story in which he claims that he gave Riddle a little bit of bud before his meeting with UFC President Dana White. Obviously, Tibbles had no intention of Riddle sparking up before he had to pee in a cup, but none the less we (along with Tibbles) are left to make that assumption.
In the story, Tibbles said that Riddle stated that he had not smoke in over a month before his bout with Mills. A comment that Tibbles found to be heartfelt and honest. With that being said, the only conclusion that Tibbles could come up with is that it was the weed that he had given Riddle that caused him to fail the drug test.
Obviously, Riddle is a grown adult and can make is own decisions on whether to smoke or not, but it’s easy to see why Tibbles feels a bit responsible for Riddle getting canned.