It was announced over the weekend that former UFC fighter and independent wrestling star Matt Riddle had signed with WWE. Riddle is expected to join WWE’s NXT brand in the coming weeks. He recently did an interview with Fightful to talk about his professional wrestling career.
During their conversation, Riddle talked about his career with the UFC. He then commented on a possible return to the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotional juggernaut. Here’s what Riddle had to say:
“I’m shocked UFC hasn’t called me to bring me back. They probably will, and I’ll say ‘this is the saddest day of both of our lives.’ Do they still push numbers? Then again, I have to let someone try to commit extreme violence on my body. Or I could win in ten seconds and be a real star, and travel and fight at 2 PM on Sunday afternoons in front of fans that don’t really like me.”