Found February 26, 2013 on
It’s never a good time to fail a drug test, but with the UFC looking for reasons to fire fighters, Matt Riddle (Pictured) couldn’t have picked a worse time to flunk ANOTHER screening for marijuana. Riddle revealed to MMAJunkie Radio Tuesday that he has been released from the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion following his second positive exam in three bouts. “Deep Water” initially collected an impressive submission win over Chris Clements at UFC 149, but the fight was overturned to a no contest after marijuana was found in his system. Riddle posted a less than impressive unanimous decision victory over Che Mills 10 days ago at UFC on FUEL TV 7. The verdict will likely be overturned to a no contest, as well. Mills was released from the UFC shortly after the loss. UFC President Dana White already ripped Riddle for his lay-and-pray game plan against Mills, so it wasn’t going to take much to get handed his pink slip. Riddle is the owner of a medical marijuana license in his home state of Nevada. While the 27-year-old said he would continue to medicate after failing his first test, Riddle claimed he would abstain from smoking three weeks before showtime to avoid any issues with governing bodies. The strategy clearly didn’t go according to plan for the welterweight. Riddle currently owns a 8-3 (1 NC) professional record. All of his scraps took place inside the Octagon after graduating from “The Ultimate Fighter 7″ in June 2008.
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UFC president Dana White’s (pictured) newest video blog is a tad tardy, but we’ll cut him some slack considering it’s the Octagon’s third show in as many weeks. Also, he’s coming off a hectic several days promoting Ronda Rousey’s heavily hyped big league debut.
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“Aldo vs Pettis is ON!!!!!” White tweeted.
White didn’t report why Aldo did an about-face.
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