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Tuesday, 03/05/2013, 09:36 am

Riddle Has No Intentions On Returning To The UFC | UFC NEWS

Matt “Deep Waters” Riddle is the latest to join the free agent list after failing his second drug test in only seven months. Shortly after his split decision victory over Che Mills at UFC on Fuel TV 7, blood test results registered positive for marijuana and the win was overturned into a no contest. Riddle, a medical marijuana patient, has not hesitated to voice his opinion on the subject claiming he was fired for simply taking his medicine. Unfortunately for the likes of Nick Diaz and Matt Riddle, UFC officials don’t share the same  views toward cannabis use. Riddle was released from the organization last Tuesday, and seems to have no intentions of returning any time soon.

In fact, he would be content if never invited back.

“Honestly, I would be fine with that,” Riddle admitted. “I’ve already done a decent amount of damage in the UFC, you know, with fighting and having fun there, making a good amount of money. I’m 27, just hitting my stride.”

Riddle does not see the UFC in his future even after some time spent away from the promotion.

“What I see happening is, a year or two from now the UFC calls me back after I’ve won probably like five or six fights, hopefully. And I’ll probably, at the time, say, ‘No.’ Because I really don’t like the direction they’re taking the company. They’re firing high-level talent so they can have lower level talent just scrap, and they’d rather have a brawl than a good technical fight. I think that’s going to be their downfall, because the fans are getting more educated. They’re getting smarter, and they don’t want to just see a slugfest and two retarded guys with brain damage bleeding everywhere.

It’s hard to believe that the 27-year-old is so opposed to returning to the biggest promotion in the sport, but as of now Riddle remains an Ex-UFC athlete.


0 Responses to “Riddle Has No Intentions On Returning To The UFC | UFC NEWS”

  1. MikeG says:

    I disagree Mr. Riddle. I don’t think that the UFC is promoting Tank Abbots. They’re just getting sick and damn tired of paying big money for fighters to stall so much (Fitch). Also, you can’t seem to pass a drug test. Listen, I understand you use MJ for medicinal purposes, but the bottom line is this: It’s illegal in some places. If you fight in those places, follow the fucking rules, or apply for an exemption with the athletic commission. Shit, they do it with TRT. PLAY THE GAME!!! GET A LAWYER!!!!
    By the by, you can be exciting and technical at the same time. You on the other hand are not very exciting to watch.
    P.S. I know I’m not actually talking to you 😛

  2. Bob'O says:

    Riddle will live to regret his words. He should have just kept his pie hole shut. He was probably all piped up when he said this. ~Bob’O

  3. 757 says:

    I told everyone that this guy is a clown….fucking smoker. What an idiot

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