Matt Riddle Released by UFC for Second Failed Drug Test for Marijuana

February 27, 2013

Matt-Riddle-460x270Welterweight Matt Riddle has been released by the UFC for testing positive to marijuana for the second time in his career following his UFC on Fuel TV 7 split decision win over Che Mills. MMAJunkie.com first reported the news.

Following his UFC 149 win over Chris Clements in July, Riddle returned a positive test for marijuana.  His Submission of the Night victory over Clements was overturned and later ruled a no contest.

It’s expected that his UFC on Fuel TV 7 victory will also be overturned and ruled a no contest.

UFC on Fuel TV 7 took place on Feb. 16 at the Wembley Arena in London.  The UFC acts as governing body during its events in England because there is no established athletic commission there.

The 27-year-old Riddle made his professional debut in the UFC following his participation during The Ultimate Fighter’s seventh season.  This is the second time in three fights that he’s returned a positive test.

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