There was a decent amount of anger from UFC fans when they heard former welterweight Matt Riddle was suspended, fined, and released from the UFC for testing positive for marijuana. After all, other fighters have tested positive for marijuana on multiple occasions and still kept their jobs.
However, UFC President Dana White recent said Riddle’s pot use wasn’t the only reason why the UFC decided to release him.
White told the media after the UFC 158: St-Pierre Vs Diaz Press conference:
“Everybody’s going to have an excuse of why they were cut. Matt Riddle did an interview before that fight where he said ‘I smoke weed so that I don’t beat my children’ then he tests positive for it. He’s a f*cking moron… That’s why he’s not here. He’s cut because he’s a moron.”
UFC 158: St-Pierre Vs Diaz takes place March 16 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The main event features welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre taking on Nick Diaz to end the war of words once and for all. The PPV card will also feature welterweight fights between Carlos Condit-Johny Hendricks and Jake Ellenberger-Nate Marquardt.