"I've been smoking weed since I was 13 and look at me. I'm in the UFC and I smash people with a smile on my face," Riddle said. "It's not a performance enhancing drug. It makes me relax. It makes me happy. Honestly, it probably keeps me from beating my three kids because they're always screaming and crying at me and my wife's crazy and you know what life's like. It's hard sometimes and honestly, I like to go to my game room and rip a tube and just sit back and relax and enjoy a 20 minute show, go out, see my family, take care of everything I have to take care of, and that's what I do. A lot of people think it's okay to drink a fifth of jack and beat their wife. I don't."
Riddle was obviously just joking around, but he was serious when he stated the reasons why he believes marijuana use is illegal in the United States.
"Let's be honest. It's White America, it's the big man, it's the guy with the money, it's the pharmaceutical companies, it's the alcohol companies that don't want want marijuana legalized and they'll do anything," Riddle said. "They'll ridicule it, they've already had slanderous campaigns about it."
Riddle also ripped the UFC's stance on approved drugs like TRT.
"The reason why they say I can't use marijuana is because it's a performance-enhancing drug," Riddle said. "Okay, I understand that. It's a performance-enhancing drug to you. Whatever. But testosterone isn't? Steroids aren't? And if you're saying I can't smoke because you need to keep other fighters safe or myself safe because I'm too high, don't you think you should keep others safe by not letting people using steroids into the cage? That's how I look at it."