And you thought White was outspoken!
Matt Riddle just can’t seem to put his beef with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White to bed.
After “Deep Waters” walked away from mixed martial arts (MMA) based on the fact the he thought the sport didn’t do anything for him, White blasted the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) contestant for his comments and revealed how the “weak-minded” fighter made plenty of coin during his UFC run.
“Honestly, he just can’t help himself. Unfortunately, we have a very insecure, bald man who uses TRT as the president of the UFC. When he sees a dude like me, who is 28 and all I do is rip tubes and kick ass, maybe some part of him doesn’t like me. I don’t know why, I’ve never been mean to him. But he felt the need to go on FOX Sports or whatever and bash me and talk garbage. I think that’s his way of defending himself because he knows he’s wrong, and I know I’m right.”
After pissing hot for marijuana following his win over Che Mills at UFC on FUEL TV 7 last year, Matt was let go from the promotion which prompted Riddle to accuse UFC officials of hating fighters like himself who smoke weed.
Then again, it was his second such offense.
As far as a return to the Octagon, Riddle say’s he would be open to it, but if he won his fights, he would likely be fired…again.
“Ideally, I’d like to get back to the UFC, but let’s be honest, the UFC contract is basically a one fight deal if you look at it. That’s how I look at it. If I get back, that’s cool. I’d probably win a fight and they’d fire me anyway [laughs].”
Following his UFC release, Riddle signed with Bellator MMA. But after pulling out of two scheduled bouts, the Viacom-owned promotion released him.
“Deep Waters” is expected to take on Michael Kuiper in the co-main event of Titan Fighting Championships tomorrow night (Feb. 28, 2014) in Kansas City.