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    Default UFC vet, recent Bellator signee Matthew Riddle announces retirement

    Matthew Riddle, a longtime UFC fighter who recently signed with Bellator MMA, announced his retirement on Monday night.

    Riddle (7-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) was slated to fight Luis Melo (29-11 MMA, 0-0 BFC) next week at Bellator 100, a Sept. 20 event that features the opening round of a Season 9 welterweight tournament.

    However, according to Riddle, he cracked a rib and has decided to call it quits due to financial reasons.

    As he wrote on Twitter: I'm retiring from MMA today, I cracked my rib and I can't fight sept 20th @BellatorMMA can't give me a fight this year so I can't afford it!"

    Bellator officials haven't formally announced the scratch or a replacement.
    http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...ces-retirement

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    no one cares... kinda cool he spent his whole career in UFC if this is true though

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    comedy gold.

    I hope he can still afford his "medicine."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    comedy gold.

    I hope he can still afford his "medicine."

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    You mean his "prescription" right?

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    Lol.....here we go again.....
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    I didn't mind the guy, sucks to see him retire before he has to due to financial reasons.. Good luck Riddle.
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    Yeah, oh well...

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    He was really starting to put his skills together at the end there. Shame he couldn't pull the rest of it together.

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