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feature fight between Matt Riddle and Nathan Coy has been removed from the November 22nd card after Riddle has withdrawn from the fight.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
The UFC has confirmed today that both Alex Caceres and Riki Fukuda failed drug tests following UFC on Fuel TV 8.
The 24 year old TUF veteran Caceres has received a six month suspension after testing positive for marijuana metabolites. ‘Bruce Leeroy’ recorded a split decision victory over Kyung Ho Kang at the March 3rd event; however, that result will now be re-classified as a no contest in light of Caceres’ positive test.
Jon Fitch (25-5-1) has signed a a deal with World Series of Fighting that will see the welterweight back in action on June 14th at WSOF 3. The first, and most high profile of the UFC’s recent rash of fighter cuts, the 35 year old Fitch has yet to be matched with an opponent; however, at a pedestrian 2-2-1 in his last five fights, he will undoubtedly need a strong debut to justify his high going-rate to his new employers.
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.
After fighting five years inside the Octagon, Brandon “The Truth” Vera is no longer a UFC fighter. Following his third straight loss with the promotion, he has been released from his UFC contract.
It was two years ago this month when Canadian middleweight Patrick “The Predator” Cote (13-7) stood toe-to-toe with UFC’ demi-god Anderson “The Spider” Silva in a 185 lb. title fight.