Watch ex-UFC fighter Matt Riddle’s pro wrestling debut Matt Riddle made his entrance into the UFC in 2008 when he made his pro debut at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale, winning a unanimous decision over Dante Rivera. Riddle went on to put together a 7-3, 2 NC record inside the Octagon before getting ousted by the organization in 2013 after two failed marijuana … Read more

Ex-UFC fighter, ‘I’m more successful thank CM Punk ever will be’

Former UFC fighter – he claims he was a star – Matt “Marijuana” Riddle says CM Punk “knows how to work it” and is half-halfheartedly happy for him getting in to the UFC. He admits that he himself was green when he came to the UFC and feels Punk has a long road ahead of … Read more

Video of Matt Riddle’s first day of pro wrestling training

When Matt Riddle says something we take it with a grain of salt. So when the former UFC fighter said he was going to try and make it in the pro wrestling business it was a no-brainer for us to be skeptical. True to his word, Riddle started his professional wrestling training and it was … Read more

Bellator releases welterweight Matt Riddle

Newport Beach, CA. (November 19, 2013) – A welterweight feature fight between Matt Riddle and Nathan Coy has been removed from the November 22nd card after Riddle has withdrawn from the fight. Originally scheduled to compete in the Season 9 Welterweight Tournament, Riddle suffered a rib injury and was removed from the tournament due to the injury. … Read more

Bellator’s 100th event set for September 20 in Phoenix

The Toughest Tournament in Sports continues from Phoenix’s Grand Canyon University Arena on Friday, September 20th live on Spike. The long awaited Bellator MMA Welterweight Tournament Final between Ben Saunders and Douglas Lima will take place along with the opening rounds of the Fall Welterweight Tournament and a full card of Phoenix’s top-talent.

Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Saunders headlines September 20 event

The long awaited Bellator MMA Welterweight Tournament Final between Ben Saunders and Douglas Lima will take place live on Spike, Friday, September 20th from Phoenix’s Grand Canyon University Arena. The night will also feature the opening round of the Bellator’s highly anticipated Fall Welterweight Tournament.

Matt Riddle joins Bellator’s Season 9 Welterweight Tournament

After having two of his four straight wins inside the UFC overturned due to testing positive for marijuana within the last year, Matt Riddle was released from the organization in February.

Riddle then signed with Texas-based promotion Legacy Fighting Championships, but his contract has since been bought out by Bellator MMA. Riddle will now take part in Bellator’s Season 9 Welterweight Tournament this Fall.

Bellator MMA signs Matt Riddle in undisclosed deal with Legacy Fighting Championship (UPDATED)

The issue of marijuana usage aside, Matt Riddle is a household name in the MMA world. The UFC released Riddle from his contract after the fiasco with his drug test failures and the consequential fallout with UFC President Dana White. Matt Riddle has signed with Bellator MMA.

Matt Riddle cut by UFC after failed drug test

Matt 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.