Matt Riddle Released After Failed Drug Test; UFC on Fuel TV 7 Win Changed to NC



Matt Riddle has been released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the wake of another positive test for marijuana metabolites.

Sherdog.com confirmed the fighter’s release with UFC executive Marc Ratner, who also verified that the welterweight’s UFC on Fuel TV 7 victory over Che Mills has been changed to a no-contest. As that Feb. 16 event took place at the Wembley Arena in London, the UFC acted as its own regulatory body and oversaw the independent drug testing.

Riddle’s flagged sample marks his second offense, as “Deep Waters” also failed his UFC 149 post-fight drug test for marijuana metabolites last summer. The welterweight is a medical marijuana patient in his home state of Nevada and had never failed a drug test in nine Octagon appearances prior to UFC 149.

A cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7, Riddle earned victories in five of his first six bouts before suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of Sean Pierson and Lance Benoist. Were it not for Riddle’s two failed drug tests, the 27-year-old would currently be riding a four-fight winning streak. Usually known for his excellent conditioning and willingness to exchange punches, Riddle put his wrestling skills to good use against Mills, continually grounding the Brit to earn the approval of two of the three cage-side judges. With that victory now erased, Riddle departs the UFC with a record of 7-3 with two no-contests.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday announced that bantamweight Michinori Tanaka failed a drug test for two banned substances prior to his bout against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC Fight Night “H read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 97 views

The Brazilian Athletic Commission of MMA recently released the drug test results for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II. read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC bantamweight Michinori Tanaka has been issued a nine-month suspension after testing positive for two banned substances in a pre-fight urine test prior to his split decision loss against Kyung Ho read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 views

Japanese UFC prospect Michinori Tanaka failed his post-fight drug test after taking over-the-counter allergy meds. Michinori Tanaka fought a fellow star from the Asian circuit in Kyung Ho Kang last S read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship released the attendance and gate figures following Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson in Austin, Texas. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 50 views

"Puff, puff, pass?" It's more like "pass, pass, pass," as Wiman isn't interested in dealing with "sleazy' people just to land a sponsorship deal. Matt Wiman made his return to the Ultimate Fighting C read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Let it be known that any potential sponsors wishing to discuss business with UFC fighter Matt Wiman had better come prepared to be up-front and honest. Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour on Mo read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

Michinori Tanaka tested positive for a pair of banned substances following his most recent fight, and has been suspended by the UFC. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC bantamweight Michinori Tanaka has tested positive for prohibited substances as part of the UFC’s drug testing measures at UFC Fight Night 52. read news >>