Nathan Coy was ready for his first televised fight, but that may not happen. The welterweight was informed that Matt Riddle had pulled himself from their Bellator 109 bout. There was no exact reason given to Coy for Riddle’s removal
“He bailed out,” said Coy to Bloody Elbow. “I’m not happy about it. I don’t know what he’s trying to accomplish here by playing games. This is my livelihood. I’m supporting my family by doing this. I needed this opportunity like he needed this opportunity.”
It’s been a strange few months for Riddle. After being realeased by the UFC for another failed drug test due to marijuana, he eventually landed with Bellator. Riddle would retire in September after having to pull out of an upcoming tournament, but was quickly coaxed back into the sport. He’s yet to debut for Bellator.
Coy joined Bellator in September with a decision win against Andy Uhrich. The former MFC champion is 13-4.
Bellator 109 is November 22 from Pennsylvania’s Sands Casino Event Center. It’s the final Bellator card of Season 9.