Former UFC fighter and pro wrestling prospect Matt Riddle doesn’t think much of UFC president Dana White, but still predicts that he’ll successful at everything he does.
If you’ve been a UFC fan for a few years, you have likely heard the long, winding tale of Matt Riddle. From TUF 7 prospect to legit UFC welterweight, Riddle competed in the Octagon 12 times and technically won nine of those bouts. Unfortunately for him, a string of positive tests for marijuana metabolites erased two of the wins, and eventually cost him his job as well.
Riddle is now a highly-prized pro wrestling prospect, known for his “King of Bros” persona and his prowess in the squared circle. It is believed by some that he might be the top prospect in the entire industry right now, which is extremely high praise. Because of that, FloSlam decided to do a documentary about him, and obviously he was asked about the UFC president in the midst of making that.
Riddle was highly critical of UFC president Dana White after his release back in 2013, and continues to be today, as you can see in the video above:
“You know, I get this question a lot. And sometimes I’m like ’Oh f–k that dude Dana White.’ Because he is an a–hole. He was really cold-blooded towards me. And if you think about it, the situation I’m in – if you knew one of your employees had their third child and was still doing good work, but failed another drug test – maybe he needs help, right? Maybe you can go another route with this. But he went the route that he did, called me a loser and all that.
I’m not the biggest fan of Mr. White. I don’t think he has good business ethics, I don’t think he does things properly, I don’t think he treats people properly. I think a lot of people would agree with me. I think that’s about it. I could sit here and bad-mouth him all day, but at the end of the day, I just don’t think he’s a good person.
Does that mean he’s not going to be successful? Probably the opposite. He’ll probably be extremely successful for the rest of his life because he’s a mean person, and bad. But at the same time, I think that’s just kind of how the world works sometimes.”
If you’re interested in watching Riddle’s pro wrestling work, you can catch him in Evolve and a variety of regional promotions.