Matt Riddle: “I Got Fired For Taking My Medicine”

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bjj1605
3/1/13 2:42:02AM
“They (UFC legal department) hit me up yesterday morning and said I had failed a drug test,” Riddle told BJPenn.Com Radio. “I still don’t know how it’s possible; I quit smoking three weeks out from the fight. I’ve passed drug tests when I quit two weeks out from a fight; it’s just crazy to me. I asked for my numbers and they sent me a form that just said I tested positive for marijuana. It didn’t say how much, it just said I was over the amount.”
”It is what it is I’ve failed two drug tests in seven months. There’s not much I can do I was prescribed my medicine and I’m going to take it. I got fired over taking my medicine because I don’t want to take pharmaceutical drugs or testosterone. This is what works for me, it’s just s****y, but it is what it is.”
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prophecy033
3/1/13 3:14:38AM
I get that its a medical thing but if your employer says its not acceptable then you must go by their rules. If I had a medical Bud card and my boss said sorry, you can't smoke while being employed here then I would have to make a decision. Either smoke and lose a good job or find alternative legal routes and keep my nice paying job.
Poor_Franklin
3/1/13 5:38:44AM
lots of "medicine" falls under the banned substance list. whether it's growing to be socially acceptable or not does not matter. xanax, marijuana, & many other things can be considered medicine, yet still be banned.

be a grown up & accept that you failed a drug test for something your employer does not allow. make the argument the first time. learn your lesson. deal w/ the consequences

the second time around is different. dont fail a drug test TWICE for the same shit & expect another slap on the wrist.
Theoutlaw08
3/1/13 8:58:36AM
Screw this guy. Its against the rules.
See yah pal.
Bubbles
3/1/13 9:05:55AM

Posted by prophecy033

I get that its a medical thing but if tour employer says its not acceptable then tou must go by there rules.


remember when you went all grammar nazi on my facebook post?
scoozna
3/1/13 11:13:38AM
This sounds familiar...didn't Nick Diaz run into this type of situation?

I suppose it is a bit much for Matt, or his MANAGER, to have learned the lessons of Diaz. I guess, also, that he thought he was being pretty smart about it by stopping 3 weeks prior (taking him at his word). Well, I hope the next fighter in this scenario tries stopping at 4 weeks prior. Maybe with this scientific (cough) approach, we'll all discover just how many weeks prior one needs to stop so that we can be sure they'll pass a drug test.
Svartorm
3/1/13 11:15:56AM
Guys with ADD or sleep issues can't take their meds before fights either because they're banned. Plus, if you can stop taking your "medicine" for three weeks, you probably don't need it.

Guess Riddle will have to get a job outside of MMA because he desperately needs to smoke pot to live apparently.
prophecy033
3/1/13 11:18:07AM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by prophecy033

I get that its a medical thing but if tour employer says its not acceptable then tou must go by there rules.


remember when you went all grammar nazi on my facebook post?

I thought it was spelling police

Plus, tou knew what I meant, didn't tou
postman
3/1/13 12:20:37PM
No you were fired because your boring to watch fight. You also spit in their face by saying you would simply stop 3 weeks out. I do think he should have the right to see exactly what his levels were.
Lungsofsteel
3/1/13 12:56:19PM
ya its riddles fault all right, dont be hating on weed in stoners in general though
Boo_Radley21
3/1/13 3:01:27PM
Fucking stoners are ruining the world.
jay98107
3/1/13 4:03:42PM
Weed can stay in your system for longer than three weeks. I find it humorous that Riddle is shocked by this.
prophecy033
3/1/13 4:11:15PM

Posted by jay98107

Weed can stay in your system for longer than three weeks. I find it humorous that Riddle is shocked by this.

it could but based on his activity level and low body fat I think that is unlikely. When I was younget I pissed clean after 7 days and im nowhere near as active or fit as he is. All I did was drink a ton of water
Poor_Franklin
3/1/13 4:16:52PM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by jay98107

Weed can stay in your system for longer than three weeks. I find it humorous that Riddle is shocked by this.

it could but based on his activity level and low body fat I think that is unlikely. When I was younget I pissed clean after 7 days and im nowhere near as active or fit as he is. All I did was drink a ton of water



it also has a good bit to do w/ how much a person smokes. something tells me Riddle smokes a lot. all this talk about weed is really making me want to smoke. one month clean as of yesterday! new job! here i come!
prophecy033
3/1/13 4:39:13PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by prophecy033


Posted by jay98107

Weed can stay in your system for longer than three weeks. I find it humorous that Riddle is shocked by this.

it could but based on his activity level and low body fat I think that is unlikely. When I was younget I pissed clean after 7 days and im nowhere near as active or fit as he is. All I did was drink a ton of water



it also has a good bit to do w/ how much a person smokes. something tells me Riddle smokes a lot. all this talk about weed is really making me want to smoke. one month clean as of yesterday! new job! here i come!

of course, when I did it I was smoking between a 20 to 1/8 a day
bjj1605
3/1/13 4:46:34PM
Wait...

Did Diaz have a prescription too? I thought he was just a pot head.
prozacnation1978
3/1/13 5:41:55PM
Riddle you got fired for being a boring fighter ...and the pot!!
jae_1833
3/2/13 11:23:44AM
For every medical purpose of marijuana there is a legal medicine for it. From glacoma, anxiety, loss of appetite, to inability of sleep. Look, I get it and even though I am in the military I wish it were legal too. I just fucking hate all the lying, soft selling, beating around the bush bull shit. Just be real! I, as in John, think it should be legal for recreational purposes. I don't think you should be high at work or when your driving etc...but treat it like alcohol. I definately wouldn't want the agencies that regulate medicine involved with my weed, those are the same guys that make medicunes to help you sleep and states the side effects are "ganaherpasyphilaids". They need to be kept off of the bud at all cost. Now the makers of Stone Beer, Wicked Ale, and Sailor Jerry's Rum should be all about it.