Riddle: I wouldn't come back to the UFC even if they asked


The events of the past few weeks have soured the fighter's view of the UFC, to point where he wouldn't be overly disappointed if he was never invited back.

"Honestly, I would be fine with that," Riddle admitted. "I've already done a decent amount of damage in the UFC, you know, with fighting and having fun there, making a good amount of money. I'm 27, just hitting my stride."

Most surprisingly, though, Riddle said he may even reject the UFC's offer if it comes in the future.

"What I see happening is, a year or two from now the UFC calls me back after I've won probably like five or six fights, hopefully. And I'll probably, at the time, say, ‘No.' Because I really don't like the direction they're taking the company. They're firing high-level talent so they can have lower level talent just scrap, and they'd rather have a brawl than a good technical fight. I think that's going to be their downfall, because the fans are getting more educated. They're getting smarter, and they don't want to just see a slugfest and two retarded guys with brain damage bleeding everywhere.

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LesterGreen site profile image  

3/6/13 1:44 AM by LesterGreen

Dana, let him bong bro

ChokeEmOut site profile image  

3/5/13 11:36 PM by ChokeEmOut

You must be 25 or younger, your generation respects retardation

IL Razzo site profile image  

3/5/13 11:23 PM by IL Razzo

That's true Tomato Can.....especially with some of the refs we have seen in this sport

Tomato Can site profile image  

3/5/13 11:21 PM by Tomato Can

You can't implement the yellow card system. The athletic commissions will not allow the referee to have the discretion to dock a fighter's pay.

IL Razzo site profile image  

3/5/13 11:08 PM by IL Razzo

I agree with the yellow card implementation.....If I hadn't known Wand and Stann and maybe Hunt were on the last card I would have thought the entire main card could have possibly gone without a finish after seeing 4 of the 6 go to decision...the only two finishes being the Wand/Stann, Hunt/Struve fights.Any thoughts on why the yellow card wouldn't be a good decision?

Tomato Can site profile image  

3/5/13 10:47 PM by Tomato Can

Riddle vastly overestimates his likability. You know you're going to be tested for weed, pissing hot twice is ridiculously unprofessional. Not to mention that you're not Nick Diaz, you're a C-list fighter who is essentially irrelevant to the division.LOL at the jilted girlfriend response of "well I don't wanna be in the UFC anyway, so there."

CindyO site profile image  

3/5/13 10:30 PM by CindyO

Yes. Ratner believes in consistency.   Cindy

time traveling 12er site profile image  

3/5/13 6:49 PM by time traveling 12er

From what I've heard they try to keep things consistent with other AC's to keep the peace.  I think it may also have to do with trying to get mma sanctioned in other places.

CindyO site profile image  

3/5/13 6:45 PM by CindyO

My bad about 149. But his punishment was minor compared to what it could have been when compared to what others have gotten from another AC and the UFC since the policy was in place at that time. Ratner feels that since weed is illegal to have in your system when you compete in any state it should apply overseas because they follow the unified rules.   Cindy

Team GDP site profile image  

3/5/13 6:08 PM by Team GDP

Cindy, Calgary has it's own commission  http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2012/10/matt-riddle-francisco-rivera-suspended-following-positive-ufc-149-drug-tests also i dont understand why, if the ufc is the commission for overseas events, why do they even test for weed?