We’re not sure if the entire MMA industry is against smoking marijuana, but we do know Singapore is. When you enter the country, you’re forced to fill out an immigration form that actually states, in bright red letters, that the trafficking of drugs of any kind is punishable by death. Since 1991, over 252 people have been executed for carrying marijuana. Someone was just killed a couple years ago for having six-pounds of the green leafy substance in his apartment in Singapore. These aren’t humane deaths either. People get hung in a Chinese prison for anything over a pound of weed. If someone gets caught possessing less than that, it means ten years in prison along with a minimum of twenty lashes to the back — Django style.
Matt Riddle, we hope you never compete in ONE FC. We need you alive and lash-free. Check out what the former UFC fighter on BJ Penn Radio (via MMAMania) said about his recent release from the organization due to testing positive for marijuana two consecutive times.
It does bother me, for some reason the UFC hates people who smoke weed. The whole MMA industry for some reason hates people that smoke marijuana. I don’t know why, I keep to myself for the most part. I smoke weed and I fight. Usually, I put on exciting fights or I dominate people. I always go out there and fight. It’s stupid that I got fired over a plant, but other people think it’s stupid that I just won’t stop smoking. I quit three weeks before my fight and this is what works for me. If you were me or lived with me you’d understand. I knew it might come up one day and I thought about going to talk to a lawyer, but for now I’m just trying to figure out my next step. I’m not too worried, but at the same time I just can’t sleep on it. The only good thing is the athletic commission didn’t suspend me because it was a UFC administered drug test. They can’t suspend me so I can fight tomorrow, but I’d fail a drug test tomorrow though so I’ll wait a month or so.
We can’t wait to see Matt Riddle wreck the welterweight division in Bellator’s next 170 lb tournament. You know it’s going to happen, folks.