The Truth About Matt Riddle, Marijuana and Following the Rules of MMA

Jeremy BotterMMA Senior WriterFebruary 27, 2013

In case you didn't hear the news, Matt Riddle was fired from the UFC after failing his second consecutive drug test for marijuana.

The reaction to the news was predictable. Marijuana users around the world protested the decision, saying that pot shouldn't be illegal, that it isn't a performance-enhancing drug and how does a little weed smoked before a fight hurt, anyway?

Well, all of this got me a little fired up, as you'll see when you watch the video. In it, I'll tell you exactly what I think about MMA's pot rules, but I'll also explain why Riddle only has himself to blame.