Matt Riddle released from the UFC after second failed drug test

UFC Welterweight Matt Riddle was released from the UFC today after failing his drug test following UFC on FUEL TV in London where he defeated Che Mills via decision. Matt Riddle confirmed the news on MMA Junkie radio.

It was the second time Riddle tested positive for marijuana in an overseas fight where the UFC conducts the drug testing themselves. His first failed post-fight drug test was at UFC 149 in Canada. After UFC 149, Riddle was suspended by the UFC and had his win over Chris Clements overturned to a No Contest following the result of his drug test.

There is no word as of yet if the split decision victory over Che Mills will also be overturned. Mills was part of a list of fighters that were cut by the organization following UFC 156.

Riddle has a prescription for medical marijuana use in the state of Nevada and had said following UFC 149 that he would quit usage leading up to fights.

Riddle leaves the UFC with a record of 8-3 and one No Contest. He is one of few fighters that have fought their entire career in the UFC. After competing on season seven of The Ultimate Fighter, Riddle debuted in 2008 with the promotion.

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