Matt Riddle is the man of the hour, with rumors of an impending WWE debut running rampant. Fightful spoke to him as he stays in the news.
While Riddle wouldn't confirm his signing on air, the two of us did about a few WWE employees, notably Corey Graves and Booker T, who claim they "worked" fans and media by feigning heat with one another earlier this year. Riddle seemed to take a pretty light hearted approach to the idea of someone doing the same to him.
"I saw that. Is that the thing at WWE? I can just pick fights with people and handle it in the parking lot?," Riddle joked. "I guess we can just fight each other in the parking lot."
Graves spoke to Fightful this Summer about his issues with now-UFC fighter CM Punk, and later said on Twitter that he'd fight Punk. Riddle thinks that's a swell idea.
"That actually might be a pretty good fight. They're both a little worn down for the biz. That's the kind of fights WE should be booking. Pro wrestler vs. pro wrestler in MMA," said Riddle.
Punk's performance against Mike Jackson in the UFC this year turned heads for all the wrong reasons. Riddle hypothesizes that Punk's decision to train at one of the world's most famous gyms in Roufusport may have restricted his growth.
"I saw highlights. Honestly, when you get thrown into the lion's den that's what happens. I don't mean the fighter, the camp. How many times do you think CM Punk got a punch off in training? When you go to a killer gym, everyone wants to kill you? When I trained at smaller gyms, I got good. A lot of people say 'I wanna be good at MMA, I'm going to Greg Jackson's. The worst fighter there is high level. Even the amateurs moved there so they could train with the pros. You know how many people probably tried to take his chin and body?," said Riddle.
You can see the full clip from our "Bro Spot" with Matt Riddle above, and check them out early over the next couple of weeks.