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...

Oct 4, 2013 10:14 am

Matthew Riddle Returns From 3 Week Retirement

Former UFC welterweight fighter, Matthew Riddle, will be returning to action after a very brief retirement that began early in September.  He will look to make his debut for Bellator FC on November 22.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Retirements in combat sports rarely last long.  Tito Ortiz lasted around a year, Randy Couture...

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 25, 2013 10:08 am

Cain Velasquez Says His Body Proves He’s An All Natural Fighter | UFC NEWS

  With the UFC’s recent cut of heavyweight fighter, Lavar Johnson, who failed his UFC 157 post-fight drug test with testosterone levels consistent with steroid use, the Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) debates have opened once again.  In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, denounced PED’s and...

Mar 21, 2013 10:33 am

Matt Riddle Calls Dana White “Bald Juice Monkey” | UFC NEWS

Not one to sit by quietly in any situation, former UFC welterweight Matt Riddle shared his opinions with Stephanie Joplin in an interview posted yesterday.  Riddle was cut from the UFC following his second failed drug test over marijuana, and insults between the fighter and UFC president, Dana White, ensued.   Most recently, White responded...

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...

Mar 6, 2013 1:25 pm

Riddle questions failed drug test | UFC NEWS

Matt Riddle is questioning the drug test that landed the welterweight in the unemployment line. In an in-depth interview with Bloody Elbow’s Steph Daniels, Riddle talked openly about a cornucopia of subjects, including the famed UFC on Fuel TV 7 post-fight drug test that revealed a positive result for marijuana. The result was Riddle’s second...

Mar 5, 2013 9:36 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,...

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 27, 2013 8:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Riddle: “I Got Fired For Taking My Medicine” | UFC NEWS

  UFC fans have watched Matt Riddle grow up right before our very eyes. The 27-year-old welterweight burst on to the scene as a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. Riddle was the second selection for Team Rampage after knocking out Dan Simler to get into the house. Dana White called it...

Feb 26, 2013 9:02 pm

Matt Riddle Released By UFC for Again Testing Positive for Marijuana

News broke late Tuesday night that welterweight Matt Riddle (8-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has been released by the UFC for testing positive for marijuana in a post-fight drug test following his recent performance on the UFC on FUEL 7 card. Riddle defeated Che Mills (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in that contest but later popped positive...

Feb 15, 2013 10:55 am

Matt Riddle is “pissed off” to fight in London | UFC NEWS

  For many fighters, the days leading up to a fight are often just as difficult to deal with as the fight itself.  Compiled with a grueling weight cut, hours of media interviews and promotional obligations, you have to finish preparing yourself physically and mentally for up to 25 minutes of all out war.  For...

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...