Matt Riddle and Francisco Rivera failed UFC 149 drug tests

Matt Riddle and Francisco Rivera failed UFC 149 drug tests



UFC Octagon veteran Matt “Deep Waters” Riddle and Francisco Rivera failed UFC 149 drug tests, and will receive a 90-day suspension from Calgary Combative Sports Commission.

Both fighters won their fights at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Riddle submitted Chris Clements, while Rivera KO’d Roland Delorme early in Round 1.

Interestingly enough, Matt Riddle, 7-3 welterweight on the rise, was busted for using Marijuana, similar to Nick Diaz‘s post-UFC 143 drama.

As for Cisco Rivera, bantamweight contender received 90-day cooldown for “undisclosed over-the-counter stimulant” found in his post-fight sample.

UFC 149 took place on July 21st, headlined by the Interim UFC Bantamweight title scrap between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao. The suspension is applied retroactively, which means that both Matt Riddle and Francisco Rivera are eligble to fight at any upcoming UFC event.

So what do you think, LowKick’ers? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • PukeVomit

    just 90 days?

  • ak4742011542

    matt riddle smokes weed ? i would have never guessed lol

  • David Saucier

    I know he def does not look like a pot smoker

  • KeithFarrell

    Before people start asking about how he got less than Diaz, remember this was that was the second time caught for Diaz and he never got the sentence shortened because he lied and tried to get it out the system post fight etc.
    Also a bit worse getting popped for a title fight, still a fight I guess but so much more hassle for the company and commission.

  • Evan Holober

    Just an FYI: The Diaz ruling is being challenged in court at the moment.

    Although you are completely accurate about everything.

  • David Saucier

    It happened over seas as well so they might have diff punishments

  • TheRealDeal

    So, what exactly does a pot smoker look like, you?

    I love these stereotypes that grown thrown around.

  • BearAttacks

    Over the counter stimulant could of been caffeine

  • KeithFarrell

    Actually, ironically one of the few times Pride was in Vegas that’s when Nick got popped.
    If it was overseas he probably wouldn’t have got tested at all

  • KeithFarrell

    Shame Rivera was on something, he looked great and very promising in that fight.

    Hopefully whatever it was didn’t give him much of a boost, since it’s only a 90 day ban, because he looked outstanding and hope he fights like that clean as well

  • David Saucier

    you ever seen the way someone dresses, talks and acts and you think they might be gay, and your right. Same case with pot smokers

  • ny2ut2id2nv

    Riddle smiles enough when he’s not high. I picture him lit and giggling for hours until it’s time to hit up Jack in the Box.

  • Dabs

    Erm, no…he looks EXACTLY like a pot smoker.

  • sambo

    maybe thats why he is so happy

  • PukeVomit


  • kungfurule

    a retroactive suspension is bullshit what about a fine!

  • HunterB

    No thats not true… I know Charles Bennett and he told me ONE of the reasons he stopped fighting for Bushido, and anywhere in Japan at that, was because he couldn’t pass a drug test. They just don’t test for steroids in Japan.

  • HunterB

    Because he was high on ephedrine, no doz, and stinger caffeine pills. That guy could of fought for 12×5 min rounds full speed.

  • mmauk

    I think the suspensions are an adequate punishment and not being able to fight for three months hurts their pockets too. Riddle didn’t try and cheat his opponent by taking steroids or ”PEDS” and Rivera might have been allowed to take the stimulant if he told them. Also unless I’m mistaken Chael got suspended for something he’s still doing now, the difference is he has permission because of the therapy loop hole.

  • Fletcherx

    well a ec stack is the best cutting combo out there

  • enjoylife321

    90 days is too long. He should have been given a new bong, a bob marley CD and Nick Diaz’s number

  • David Saucier

    I was referring to Riddles punishment Keith

  • KeithFarrell

    @Hunter ah good to know, I assumed they didn’t test at all since everybody got away with roids but thanks for correcting me

  • KeithFarrell

    @David aw sorry DS wasn’t sure but i see what you mean then

  • azzkika

    That is bollocks David. I have known hundreds of pot smokers down the years and they come in all shapes and sizes and some you’d never suspect in a month of Sundays.

  • enjoylife321

    .if you want to know what a real pot smoker looks like, just go down to your local medical marijuana pharmacy and check out the customers looking through containers of weed with a big grin on their face !

    Bingo…there they are !

  • falcon4917

    They always say “doy” followed by “4:20 yo” followed by “duh ya know whatimean?” Then they buy up all the potato chips in the closest store they can possibly get to. They have no jobs unless it’s at the local movie rental store and they have a small apartment shared by 6 people who have a weekly allowance from their parents. Philosophy is a big part of their self worth and therefore practice it all the time. However they only do that with other higher thinkers like themselves. I know all this from watching documentries like Dazed and Confused, Friday, etc, etc.