Matt Riddle's UFC career has come to unceremonious end.The welterweight was released from the UFC recently after he failed a post-fight drug test for marijuana following his UFC on FUEL TV 7 split decision win over Che Mills earlier this month, MMAFighting.com confirmed with sources close to the situation. MMA Junkie first reported the news Tuesday.
"I do smoke but I'm not smoking to get stoned," he said. "I'm smoking so I can finally relax, sit back and just not worry about things. People, maybe they did it in college one way, but for a guy like me, for a professional athlete that goes through what we go through, it’s medicine for me. Maybe for some little stoner sitting on the couch playing XBox, for him, it's a drug. For me, it's medicine."
The UFC acted as the governing body in London since there isn't an athletic commission in place there.
Riddle (8-3, 1 NC) made his UFC and MMA debut in June 2008 following a stint on the seventh season of "The Ultimate Fighter."