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Matt Riddle Out of UFC 91 Bout Due To Injury

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The welterweight debut of former “Ultimate Fighter” 185-pound cast member Matt Riddle will have to wait. He has suffered a knee injury that will force him out of his upcoming bout against Ryan Thomas on the undercard of UFC 91 on Nov. 15.

Riddle’s injury was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the situation.

Riddle made a great impression on fans during his time on The Ultimate Fighter and after the show wrapped up filming, he relocated to Arizona to train alongside former housemate C.B. Dollaway at Arizona Combat Sports.

In his first official fight in the UFC, Riddle won a decisive unanimous decision over Dante Rivera at The Ultimate Fighter finale show in June.

For the fight in November, Riddle was cutting weight and making his 170-pound debut, but during training for the bout the young fighter fell victim to a knee injury that will likely require surgery and could keep him on the shelf for the better part of six to eight weeks.

No word has come down from the UFC about a possible replacement to step in for Riddle to take on Ryan Thomas at this time.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more information on this fight as it becomes available.

Post #1   10/30/08 11:03:02PM   

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I was having a hard time picking that fight anyway because of riddle's inexperience.

Post #2   10/30/08 11:04:53PM   

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Bummed. I was looking forward to his WW debut. And money on Thomas would have been a good bet because the odds were a little bit skewed towards Riddle.

Post #3   10/30/08 11:15:54PM   

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Damn....Was looking forward to seeing Riddle fight again.

Post #4   10/30/08 11:54:24PM   

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I really like Riddle. Sucks to see him get hurt..

Post #5   10/31/08 12:07:25AM   

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i wonder who will replace him

Post #6   10/31/08 9:04:23AM   

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Question now who replaces him and can they go on short notice like this. Joe Silva has been doin fairly well with his late calls the last few UFC's.

Post #7   10/31/08 9:43:18AM