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

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“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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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.

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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.

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Screw this guy. Its against the rules.
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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ya its riddles fault all right, dont be hating on weed in stoners in general though

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Fucking stoners are ruining the world.

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

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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

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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!

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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

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