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Matthew Riddle was released from his UFC contract after failing a drug test at the recent UFC on FUEL 7 event in London, England.

Riddle, a medical marijuana user, tested positive for cannabis and had his win over Che Mills declared a no contest. He was then returned to the regional leagues, which he declared himself to be happy with because he “didn’t like the direction the UFC is going in anyway”.

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Post #1   3/21/13 2:11:26PM   

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He kind of has a point. When Riddle said that it was obvious it was a joke and he's right about cutting people for smoking weed and keeping guys like Belfort whos a known drugs cheat.

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Posted by SmileR

He kind of has a point. When Riddle said that it was obvious it was a joke and he's right about cutting people for smoking weed and keeping guys like Belfort whos a known drugs cheat.


Somewhat, but it isn't just reefer madness. Caceres and Peewee are still with the UFC as far as I know. It's more of an arbitrary decision that can be said to have originated from a failed test, but a failed test of any kind doesn't mean a fighter will be cut.

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Riddle said blantanly that he would not stop using a banned substance. The other guys played the game...who understands business? It's PR and HR people, not hard to keep a job!

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While I respect Dana White for what he's done with the UFC. I do look forward to the day when there's a legitimate business person as the face of the UFC's management.

Anyone that hurls the F bomb at will and refers to their former employees as morons (at least publicly anyway) comes across as a loose cannon. The effects of which are alienating potential investors and fans. As an executive and head of a business the ability to receive criticism and remained thick skinned is paramount.

But "playing" with Dana White is comparable to playing back-yard baseball with you're friends when you're 6. If he disagrees with something he's going to throw a tantrum, take his ball, and go home. Time to put on your big boy pants Mr. White.

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Posted by NE-1

While I respect Dana White for what he's done with the UFC. I do look forward to the day when there's a legitimate business person as the face of the UFC's management.

Anyone that hurls the F bomb at will and refers to their former employees as morons (at least publicly anyway) comes across as a loose cannon. The effects of which are alienating potential investors and fans. As an executive and head of a business the ability to receive criticism and remained thick skinned is paramount.

But "playing" with Dana White is comparable to playing back-yard baseball with you're friends when you're 6. If he disagrees with something he's going to throw a tantrum, take his ball, and go home. Time to put on your big boy pants Mr. White.



Couldn't agree more. Great post!

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Never burn your bridges in life as far as jobs go. Riddle did.

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Very true. My grandpa had a saying "No matter how much ill you think of someone, it's never worth letting them know." Riddle could have just put together a quick win or two and been right back in as soon as someone on a mid-card got hurt. Now it'll take a herculean effort to erase that comment.

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Had Riddle been a good bro and banged with Che they would have kept him around. Utilizing your wrestling is very un-bro.

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Posted by Shawn91111

Never burn your bridges in life as far as jobs go. Riddle did.



Normally I would agree, but if you search the ancient texts, there's some guy by the name of Tito Ortiz...

bottom line, all I know is to never ever believe anything Dana White says... Tito and Ronda would agree

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Posted by tallica62


Posted by Shawn91111

Never burn your bridges in life as far as jobs go. Riddle did.



Normally I would agree, but if you search the ancient texts, there's some guy by the name of Tito Ortiz...

bottom line, all I know is to never ever believe anything Dana White says... Tito and Ronda would agree



If you are valuable to your employer's competitor, there is a little wiggle room. Riddle holds no major value to anyone and is therefore not an exception to the rule, like Tito was.

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It's still a rule to never break though. Ask Tito how his career wrapped up and how the fighter management business is going.

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Posted by grappler0000


Posted by tallica62


Posted by Shawn91111

Never burn your bridges in life as far as jobs go. Riddle did.



Normally I would agree, but if you search the ancient texts, there's some guy by the name of Tito Ortiz...

bottom line, all I know is to never ever believe anything Dana White says... Tito and Ronda would agree



If you are valuable to your employer's competitor, there is a little wiggle room. Riddle holds no major value to anyone and is therefore not an exception to the rule, like Tito was.

edit:
It's still a rule to never break though. Ask Tito how his career wrapped up and how the fighter management business is going.

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I don't like the use of marijuana but why don't they test announcer joe. I would love to see him get replaced.

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Riddle will more than likely regret making those comments.

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Posted by scpd400

I don't like the use of marijuana but why don't they test announcer joe. I would love to see him get replaced.


Joe doesn't need to be licensed by the AC, otherwise Anik and Florini would be the main broadcast duo

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