Riddle was cut by Bellator this week after pulling out of a fight for undisclosed reasons. The situation marks another low for the 27-year old who was, at one point, considered a solid prospect based on a 5-1 record in his first six professional appearances (with all of the wins coming in the UFC). He would also be on a four-fight winning streak had he not tested positive for marijuana use after two victories in the UFC, the latter of which resulted in his release from the organization. Riddle will fight again but it won’t be for a big promotion. Think Legacy FC for example. If he can clean up his act, he could be back in the UFC in 2-3 years as long as his performances support the signing. Otherwise, it looks like he will have sadly washed out before ever truly entering his prime or delivering on his promise.
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from a few new match-ups to the UFC’s decision to entertain a new division to, of course, the fallout from UFC 167. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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