Former UFC Welterweight Mathew Riddle took to Facebook today to announce he was hanging up the gloves. According to Riddle, he was injured while training for his fight with Luis Melo which is set to go down at the end of the month. When Bellator informed him that he wouldn’t be able to get him into a tournament until next year, he determined that he needed a job to make ends meet. 2013 has been a rough year for Riddle. Riddle was released from the UFC after having 2 fights inside of a year turned to a no contest for testing positive for marijuana. He walks away from the sport with a record of 7-3 (2nc).
Bellator hasn’t issued any comments on Riddle’s announcement.
I’m retiring from MMA today cracked my rib and can’t fight sept 20, Bellator said they can’t find me a fight till the next tournament and I can’t afford not fighting that long and need a job. Sorry if I let anyone down, but it isn’t paying the bills.
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