After spending his entire MMA career for the UFC, Matt Riddle will step into untouched waters when he debuts for Legacy FC. The middleweight recently confirmed that he signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion.
Yep I’m fighting @legacyfighting can’t wait it’s gonna be a blood bath
— matthew riddle (@riddletuf7) March 9, 2013
Riddle’s debut and first opponent hasn’t been made public.
After a split-decision win over Che Mills last month, Riddle was released for failing his second post-fight drug test for marijuana. Riddle has a license for medical marijuana in the state of Nevada.
Riddle was 7-3-2 NC in his five year run with the UFC that saw him fail to win The Ultimate Fighter 7. His two no contest were wins before they were overturned because of the marijuana in his system.
Last week, Riddle expressed no interest in returning to the UFC due to their current direction.
Legacy FC returns on April 12 from the Allen Event Center in Allen, TX. The main event has Will Campuzano vs. Alan Nascimento for the flyweight championship. AXS TV airs the main card.