If you’re unable to locate marijuana on a Friday night, Matt Riddle looks like a guy that knows a guy that could solve your problems. Riddle has mastered the art of making a bong out of a milk container and a discarded POG tube. That last statement isn’t verified. We’re sure Riddle has found far more clever ways to inhale his green leafy substance. He strikes me as the kind of guy that guffaws at signs in head shops that read ‘For Tobacco Use Only.’
In fact, we’re absolutely certain that nutty kick Riddle pulled off at UFC 154 this past weekend was inspired by, as Joe Rogan calls it, the ‘sacred plant.’
MMAMania caught up with Matt Riddle just after his UFC 154 bout to get his take on the athletic commission’s stance on marijuana. This is what he said.
I’m not asking to, you know, rip a tube before I get in the Octagon. It’s like I quit, I quit pretty far out. [I quit] like two weeks [out from a fight]. But, I’m like a heavy user, you know, to be honest and it sticks around in my system because I’m skin and bone, you know, but it still sticks in my system. So, you know, that’s what it is and until they change the rules or amend it, I’ll abide by whatever they tell me to do.
The UFC had me take a test before I got here, last Friday and Monday and I passed both those tests. They were not taking a chance and they said if I failed that test they probably would have pulled me from the card.
So I passed that test and that’s what it is and you know, in the future I mean I know all these guys are taking testosterone and all that and they have medical releases, and I’m hoping maybe I can talk to a commission or talk to somebody and maybe get the rules changed.
I won’t test positive ever again I can assure you.
If only Nick Diaz adopted Matt Riddle’s body cleansing technique then we wouldn’t have to wait for these silly suspensions until we finally get to see the 209 vs. GSP (or Hendricks, we’re not picky).