Che Mills News
Monday 05.20.2013 7:11pm ET | View Full Article
Matthew Riddle has a new gig. And no, he hasn't opened a marijuana dispensary.
MMA's most vocal pro-pro advocate this side of Nick Diaz has found a home in Bellator MMA. The company officially announced Monday that the welterweight standout will compete in their season nine tournament.
Riddle (7-3, 2 no-contests) had his hand raised after each of his past four UFC fights. But twice in that span...
Monday 05.20.2013 6:00pm ET | View Full Article
Newport Beach, CA. (May 20, 2013) - With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in "Deep Waters" when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native.
Saturday 05.18.2013 2:00pm ET | View Full Article
Without ever competing in the organization, Matt Riddle's relationship with Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC) has come to an end and "Deep Waters" has a new home with Bellator MMA.
According to an initial report on Friday's (May 17, 2013) edition of AXS TV's "Inside MMA" that was later confirmed by MMA Junkie, Riddle's contract with LFC was bought out by Bellator MMA in what LFC promoter Mick M...
Monday 04.22.2013 5:12pm ET | View Full Article
It should have been a given that Duane Ludwig would get quick results. His nickname, after all, is "Bang," a moniker he earned even before his record-setting, six-second knockout in 2006. As a trainer, he's made immediate strides with his new camp, the Sacramento, California-based Team Alpha Male. Hired in December 2012, Ludwig recently went through the process of training several charges for the...
Wednesday 04.10.2013 8:55pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC has been loading up on some fantastic fights on the Fox network, and this one is no different. Welterweights Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger are set to face each other in Seattle at UFC on Fox 8 on July 27th.
Ares @rory_macdonald to face @ellenbergermma in Seattle at #UFConFOX via @theprovince @spencerkyte wp.me/p1JrHa-tNS
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) April 10, 2013
MacDonald (14-1) is o...
Monday 03.25.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
At first glance this past weekend seemed rather sparse, with World Series of Fighting left to the fly the lonely flag for major league MMA. But the reality is, that couldn't be further from the truth.
First we had a UFC champion competing in one of the year's biggest BJJ tournaments, which almost never happens. Then we saw a top-flight MMA prospect dropping the hammer out east for GLORY. And fin...
Friday 03.22.2013 11:11am ET | View Full Article
Cathal Pendred will make his first defense of the CWFC welterweight title on home turf this summer.
The recently-crowned champion will put his belt on the line when he takes on Che Mills at Cage Warriors 55 on Saturday, June 1.
Cage Warriors 55, which will also feature a four-man flyweight title tournament, is set to take place at The Helix in Dublin, Ireland.
Pendred (12-2-1) has remained unb...
Friday 03.22.2013 10:15am ET | View Full Article
Cathal Pendred will put his Cage Warriors welterweight title on the line for the first time when he meets UFC veteran Che Mills in June at Cage Warriors 55 in Dublin, Ireland – Pendred's home city.
Friday 03.22.2013 9:00am ET | View Full Article
Matt Riddle isn't known for being the quiet type, and he has certainly not taken to silence after either of his two positive tests for marijuana metabolites following his last two UFC bouts. The second failed drug test also led to Riddle's release from the promotion, as well as his already controversial win over Che Mills being turned into a no contest.
Riddle, who claims to have a medical presc...
Monday 03.11.2013 5:45pm ET | View Full Article
(When Keepin' it Real Goes Wrong: Breakdance Edition. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.)
Like the mighty osprey as it descends from the sky to feast on a trout, the fallout from Matt Riddle's UFC on FUEL 7 bout with Che Mills was swift and fierce. Not only was Mills lambasted/fired for putting on a piss-poor performance, but Riddle was similarly bashed by Dana White for his efforts in victory a...
Sunday 03.10.2013 3:44pm ET | View Full Article
Dana White has confirmed that 16 fighters have been released from the UFC.
Earlier today we reported that UFC Lightweight Jacob Volkmann had been released by the UFC after his most recent loss. Well, it looks like he was only one of 15 other fighters, including former Welterweight contender Jon Fitch.
Wednesday afternoon, MMA Fighting confirmed the complete list of cuts with UFC president Dan...
Saturday 03.09.2013 2:00pm ET | View Full Article
It didn't take long for former UFC welterweight Matt Riddle to find another organization to fight under. The TUF 7 alum has signed a deal with Legacy Fighting Championship in Texas. Via MMA Junkie:
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with sources close to the fighter that he has a signed a multi-fight deal with the Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship. Riddle's debut for the pr...
Friday 03.08.2013 10:48pm ET | View Full Article
Controversial Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight veteran Matt Riddle has found a new home with Legacy Fighting Championships (LFC) as today (March 8, 2013) "Deep Waters" signed a multiple-fight contract with the organization.
MMA Junkie first announced the signing and the 27-year-old confirmed the news on his official Twitter account.
"Yep I'm fighting @legacyfighting can't wait ...
Tuesday 03.05.2013 3:30pm ET | View Full Article
Matt Riddle would be 9-3 if Marijuana metabolites were not on the banned substance list for athletic commissions, and now he has a 7-3-2 record because the athletic commissions are searching an athlete's body for something that only enhances the performance of some lady with dreads knitting hemp carpets at a Phish concert. That's the way I look at it, not that Riddle screwed up and tested posit...
Tuesday 03.05.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
Another hectic Monday blows by and we're left to digest it all. If you checked out early, you missed a 24-hour span that saw Nick Diaz talk shop, Jon Jones have a baby, Chael Sonnen ruin some mystery man on Twitter, Las Vegas continue to doubt Vitor Belfort, and Matt Riddle announce that he smokes an eighth of an ounce of weed -- every, single, day. So yeah, same old, same old.
But in case you s...
Tuesday 03.05.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
The latest edition of the UFC Fighter Rankings hit the internet Monday, and with UFC 158’s welterweight-heavy card hitting Montreal in less than two weeks, what better time is there than now to look at the 170-pound weight class, home to five of the fighters on the list that will be at the Bell Centre on March 16?So, will this list remain intact after a series of pivotal fights? We’ll find out so...
Monday 03.04.2013 6:02pm ET | View Full Article
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Matt Riddle isn't doing himself any favors if he ever wants to return to the Octagon.
But, from the sound of it, he doesn't seem too eager to return, anyway.
After being popped for marijuana metabolites for the second time, "Deep Waters" was released from his duties with the ZUFFA-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, despit...
Monday 03.04.2013 5:38pm ET | View Full Article
CAGE Warriors Fighting Championship has secured the signature of top English welterweight Che Mills.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran has put pen to paper on an exclusive five-fight contract, committing his immediate future to the organisation.
Mills (15-5, 2 NC) has spent the last two years of his career with the UFC, where he clocked up a 2-1-0-1 record.
The 30-year-old Glouc...
Monday 03.04.2013 4:29pm ET | View Full Article
Rarely does a fighter riding an unbeaten streak get cut from the UFC. But in the case of Matt Riddle, who recently failed his second drug test in a span of eight months, testing positive for marijuana following a victory over Che Mills, UFC officials made an exception.
"When they've already fired Jon Fitch, I think they were just looking for a reason to get rid of me," Riddle said on Monday's ed...
Monday 03.04.2013 1:59pm ET | View Full Article
After recently being released by the UFC, welterweight Che Mills has found a home with one of Europe’s top mixed martial arts promotions.