(The reefer keeps Riddle from crushing this baby’s skull. We’re not sure what drug is responsible for the pink shirt.)
Matt Riddle is quickly becoming one of the most quotable fighters in the UFC. Following up on comments that his TUF knockout trumped Urijah Hall’s knockout because his opponent couldn’t remember the past six months of his life afterwards comes his thoughts on therapeutic use of steroids being legal while therapeutic use of weed is outlawed.
“The reason why they say I can’t use marijuana is because it’s a performance-enhancing drug. Okay, I understand that. It’s a performance-enhancing drug to you. Whatever. But testosterone isn’t? Steroids aren’t? And if you’re saying I can’t smoke because you need to keep other fighters safe or myself safe because I’m too high, don’t you think you should keep others safe by not letting people using steroids into the cage? That’s how I look at it.”
“I’ve been smoking weed since I was 13 and look at me. I’m in the UFC and I smash people with a smile on my face. It’s not a performance enhancing drug. It makes me relax. It makes me happy. Honestly, it probably keeps me from beating my three kids because they’re always screaming and crying at me and my wife’s crazy and you know what life’s like. It’s hard sometimes and honestly, I like to go to my game room and rip a tube and just sit back and relax and enjoy a 20 minute show, go out, see my family, take care of everything I have to take care of, and that’s what I do. A lot of people think it’s okay to drink a fifth of jack and beat their wife. I don’t.”
No confirmation on whether Riddle was high when he said this.