UFC president Dana White jokingly said he heard "Riddle hates English people" when the fighter mentioned Hardy. Little did the UFC boss know the can of worms he opened.
"I will be completely honest," Riddle said. "When I fought in Manchester, England, (for UFC 105), they were very cruel to me. One fan actually spit directly in my face, and he was lucky enough where it hit my mouth."
White's reaction? "Wow. I was actually kidding," he said.
But Riddle continued.
"To be completely honest, I don't have anything against English people," he said. "But ... I'll go over to London, and I'll put 'em down.
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Dan Hardy took to Twitter to respond:
Why the hell would I fight Riddle? There is no value in it for me and I'd be forced to look at him more than I have to now.
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