I don't have any problem with what Dan Hardy said. A win over Matt Brown does much more for him than a win over Riddle. There's also no doubt in my mind that if the UFC asked him to fight Riddle, he wouldn't turn it down.
"To be truly walking on the warrior's path, we have to bring our minds back to the time when we were not ashamed of our dreams; when reality had not yet frustrated our ambitions; when our desire was still too strong to be repressed, and our spirit refused to surrender in resignation; when we were not yet doctors, businessmen, or lawyers, but still wanted to be heroes, leaders, bodhisattvas. The first step on the way to being warriors is to get back in touch with our dreams."