Riddle tweets image of his medical marijuana card

source: twitter
 

At UFC 149 on July 21 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Matt Riddle tapped Chris Clements to win a $65,000 "Submission of the Night" performance bonus.

90 days after the fight, the Calgary Combative Sports Commission (CCSC) revealed that Riddle had been suspended after testing positive for marijuana. However, the suspension was for 90 days, and expired shortly after the announcement, as it was applied retroactively.

Shortly there after, the CCSC announced that the bout result had been changed to No Contest.

There is no word on whether this will effect his win and bonus money.

Riddle took to Twitter for the first tme in over a month, and offered proof that he use marijuana in Nevada legally.

 matthew riddle ‏@riddletuf7
This is my medical marijuana license I don't take other medications, so don't hate

UP2DATEMMA ‏@UP2DATEMMA
you probably shouldn't post your address online #justsaying and btw you're 7 days younger than me.

matthew riddle‏@riddletuf
I just moved old address

danny martinez ‏@dmartinez1287
dude have you ever tried a vaporizer? Thats how you get the most THC. Btw who are you scheduled to fight next?

matthew riddleVerified ‏@riddletuf7
of course I like vaping for sure but I'm a glass man all the way tubes!!

danny martinez ‏@dmartinez1287
dude if u ever come to Miami we will vape until are balls fall off. I know a friend she looks like shit but she will blow you.

Read entire twitter...

While Riddle offered evidence that he was not using marijuana illegally, unfortunately, the fact that the marijuana was used legally in Nevada does not mean he is allowed to have it in his system during a fight in Calgary.

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LilBrockonmychest site profile image  

10/23/12 3:40 PM by LilBrockonmychest

Ya it was listed at $46K. Someone overbid by $7K.  Tons of $40- $70K condos here in Vegas.  Typically cash transactions only though.  No financing in most condo communities which is why they are so cheap.

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10/23/12 3:34 PM by hockey fighter

Great read.

Underscore____________________ site profile image  

10/22/12 7:06 PM by Underscore____________________

So that place sold for 190k in 2005, and 53k in 2011. What the fuck?

UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up site profile image  

10/22/12 6:15 PM by UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up

This fight was in Canada.   My understanding is that since Riddle has a Nevada license for Pot, he could apply for a Therapudic Use Exemption in nevada or california. I do not believe Canada has a Therapudic Use Exemption process, and if they do Riddle should have looked into it.

thatsme site profile image  

10/22/12 6:01 PM by thatsme

$53k? That's a good deal.

HexRei site profile image  

10/22/12 6:01 PM by HexRei

lol. this discussion has been had a zillion times. its always at the commission's discretion.Tim Credeur couldn't take his ritalin leading up to his fights.

thatsme site profile image  

10/22/12 5:59 PM by thatsme

Hmmm. This is a conundrum, he is legally able to smoke marijuana due to a medical waiver. However the state commission doesn't allow marijuana to be in your system during a fight.The legal issue is can a government entity (Nevada Commission) rightful ban a substance legally waived medically?One can argue that the UFC, a private company, can forbid it but the Commission most likely cannot suspend or change anything based on something that is NOT legal for that individual.

CWH site profile image  

10/22/12 5:56 PM by CWH

I have a buddy that lives in Arizona, is medically retired from his job, and has a medical weed card. He sits around playing world or warcraft stone as hell all day.

HexRei site profile image  

10/22/12 5:40 PM by HexRei

haha. i bet matt sits on his couch and plays xbox when he's stoned :)

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10/22/12 5:36 PM by UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up

At the time, Riddle was confident his sample would test clean. It did not. "The thing is, I've quit 12 days out before and didn't have a problem," he told host Ariel Helwani. "To be honest, this drug tester tested me right after the fight. I was super-dehydrated. My pee was brown. It was the pure essence of Matt Riddle. They got the concentrated Matt Riddle in a cup, and I popped." Riddle said that he is not addicted to marijuana, and suggested that he was using it for a variety of medical reasons, including anti-anxiety and physical pain. "I do smoke but I'm not smoking to get stoned," he said. "I'm smoking so I can finally relax, sit back and just not worry about things. People, maybe they did it in college one way, but for a guy like me, for a professional athlete that goes through what we go through, it’s medicine for me. Maybe for some little stoner sitting on the couch playing XBox, for him, it's a drug. For me, it's medicine." Riddle said that when he moved to Nevada, he went through a process of getting fingerprinted, submitting himself to a background check and paying nearly $600 in fees. "It's not one of those California, Nick Diaz cards where you can go into a store, pay 50 bucks and walk out," he said.     Read here: http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/10/22/3539574/matt-riddle-says-positive-marijuana-test-stemmed-from-legitimate