Matt Riddle cut by UFC after failed drug test

Matt Riddle's job could be on the line at UFC 141. Photo by Dave Mandel for SherdogMatt Riddle is the latest name on the ever growing list of UFC roster trimmings after testing positive for marijuana. This is the second time in as many years that Riddle has failed a post-fight drug screening, having also tested positive for marijuana after his UFC 149 win against Chris Clements. Riddle is coming off a close decision victory over Che Mills at UFC on FUEL 7 earlier in February; however, this failed test will now see the bout re-classified as a no contest.

Riddle’s case is a tricky one for Zuffa and the NSAC. Although Riddle legally uses marijuana in the state of Nevada as a medically licensed patient, the state athletic commission has yet to make any provision that would allow for state-licensed medical marijuana users to receive medical exemptions similar to those who undergo testosterone replacement therapy.

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