Archive: Matt Riddle

Nov 2, 2014 9:59 am

Former TUF Competitor Training To Make Pro-Wrestling Jump

Former TUF competitor, Matt Riddle, who was released by the UFC after failing two drug tests is currently training to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a pro-wrestler. It has long been rumored that Ronda Rousey may make the jump to pro-wrestling sometime in the future after several videos were posted of Rousey doing WWE...

Feb 27, 2014 5:07 pm

Matt Riddle: ‘Dana is a very insecure, bald man who uses TRT’

“Honestly, he just can’t help himself. Unfortunately, we have a very insecure, bald man who uses TRT as the president of the UFC. When he sees a dude like me, who is 28 and all I do is rip tubes and kick ass, maybe some part of him doesn’t like me. I don’t know why,...

Jan 20, 2014 9:44 am

PHOTO | Matt Riddle Poses With Marijuana for High Times Magazine

Mixed Martial Artist and Season 7 ‘TUF’ competitor, Matt Riddle, was released from the UFC back in February of 2013 after testing positive for marijuana in a post-fight drug test following his performance on the UFC on FUEL 7 card.  Riddle spoke out, saying, “I got fired over taking my medicine because I don’t want...

Nov 20, 2013 7:53 am

Bellator releases Matt Riddle following second fight withdrawal

Matt Riddle (7-3 MMA) is once again a free agent, as Bellator officials recently announced that the welterweight fighter has been released by the promotion. Riddle was expected to face Nathan Coy on the main card of Bellator 109, which goes down this weekend in Matt’s home state of Pennsylvania. However, due to reasons not...

Nov 14, 2013 8:46 am

Matt Riddle out Of Bellator 109 Bout

It would seem that Matt Riddle’s Bellator debut is yet again postponed. According to his opponent Nathan Coy, Riddle has pulled out of next week’s Bellator 109 card for unknown reasons. Coy, understandably, is not happy about the bout’s cancellation. “This is my livelihood. I’m supporting my family by doing this. I needed this opportunity...

May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Matt Riddle Joins Bellator Welterweight Roster

With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins...

Mar 19, 2013 6:42 pm

Lavar Johnson Flagged For Elevated Testosterone Following UFC 157 Loss | UFC News

A post-fight drug screening after Lavar Johnson’s fight against Brendan Schaub at UFC 157 was flagged for elevated levels of testosterone. As first reported by MMAJunkie.com, CSAC Executive Officer Andy Foster stated that an additional carbon isotope test revealed “the testosterone was consistent with the administration of a steroid”. The commission tested the fighters for...

Mar 15, 2013 6:25 pm

Dana White Says Riddle Cut “Because He’s A Moron” | UFC NEWS

Matthew Riddle tested positive for Marijuana at UFC 149. After the incident, Riddle stated in an interview that: “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..” After testing positive again following UFC on Fuel TV...

Feb 28, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Matt Riddle’s Release | UFC NEWS

Matthew Riddle tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, England on February 16, 2013. This is Riddle’s second failed drug test for marijuana within the past seven months. Riddle previously failed a post-fight drug test due to marijuana following his UFC 149 victory over Chris Clements....

Feb 9, 2013 1:11 pm

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...

Nov 29, 2012 9:21 am

Che Mills Rumored To Meet Matt Riddle At UFC on FUEL TV 7 | UFC News

  Fighters Only has learned that a welterweight bout between Matt Riddle and Che Mills is in the works for the UFC’s return trip to London on the UFC on Fuel TV 7 card. The card is set to take place at Wembley Arena, Saturday, February 16th. Riddle (7-3, 1 NC) is coming off of a...

Nov 21, 2012 8:34 am

Dan Hardy Not Interested In Bout with Riddle, But Koscheck? | UFC NEWS

“I’m not a matchmaker and that’s not my job, but if I was to pick an opponent, (a fight with Riddle) wouldn’t even come into my head, to be honest. I don’t like looking at the guy, so obviously training for him for eight weeks would be tiring. There’s a lot of talent in the...

Nov 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...

Nov 20, 2012 10:17 am

UFC 154 Medical Suspensions | MMA News

  UFC 154 marked the return of the greatest welterweight champion of all time, Georges St-Pierre, who headlined a card that didn’t disappoint. The card was full of memorable fights that included a first round knockout of Martin Kampmann by new number one contender, Johny Hendricks, and a classic 5-round war between St-Pierre and Carlos...

Oct 19, 2012 10:57 am

Matt Riddle Popped For Weed / Francisco Rivera Popped For Stimulants, Both Suspended | UFC News

By Evan Stoumbelis Following UFC 149, welterweight Matthew Riddle failed his post-fight drug test while testing positive for Marijuana. Riddle won his bout by defeating Canadian Chris Clements via arm-triangle. The third round submission was enough to earn Riddle submission of the night honors. Riddle was suspended for 90-days following the July 21st event. His...

Jul 1, 2012 1:23 pm

Siyar Bahadurzada Injured, Matt Riddle In vs. Chris Clements at UFC 149 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner The injury bug has struck again. Michael Bisping, Thiago Alves, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Thiago Silva, Jose Aldo and George Roop were all expected to fight at the UFC 149 card in Calgary, Alberta but were all forced off the card due to injuries. Now, you can add Siyar Bahadurzada to that list. UFC...

May 30, 2012 8:24 am

Matt "The Immortal" Brown Set to Face Luis Ramos | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis Matt “The Immortal” Brown is stepping in for fellow TUF competitorMatt Riddle to face Luis Ramos at UFC on FX 4 on June 22nd. Brown, who is coming off a decision victory to Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at UFC 145, announced the bout over Facebook earlier today. In my opinion, Brown isn’t going...

Oct 19, 2011 10:52 am

Matt Riddle “fan page”

Matthew Frederick Riddle (born January 14, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Riddle made a name for himself by appearing on SpikeTV’s The Ultimate Fighter 7. He is currently under contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), fighting in the welterweight division.