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UFC veteran Matt Riddle gets WWE tryout

The pro wrestling career of the former UFC welterweight picks up speed.

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

In November of last year, former UFC welterweight Matt Riddle announced that he plans on making the transition from professional fighting to professional wrestling. Three months later, a video surfaced that showed him making his in-ring debut as a wrestler at a smaller local show. Now, Wrestling Inc. reports that Riddle might be on the cusp of a career in WWE, the biggest pro wrestling organization in the world. According to the site, the 29-year old will be participating in a WWE tryout in Orlando next month.

Riddle seems to be taking all this WWE talk very serious. He has been training at the famed Monster Academy since he announced his move to pro wrestling and has worked multiple independent shows by then.

Riddle made his way into the UFC through the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. He fought all of his professional MMA fights in the UFC until he got released by the organization in 2013, after two of his wins in seven months got overturned due to positive drug tests for Marijuana.

Riddle later signed with Legacy FC and his contract eventually got bought by Bellator. However, injuries prevented him from fighting for the organization. He had one more MMA fight in February last year at Titan FC, where he beat fellow UFC veteran Michael Kuiper via Submission.

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