Exclusive: Former UFC Fighter Getting A WWE Tryout

Wrestling Inc has confirmed that former UFC Fighter Matt Riddle will be participating in a WWE tryout next month in Orlando.

The 29-year old Riddle has been training at the world famous Monster Factory since late last year, and has also started working on the school's independent shows. This weekend Riddle took on Ring of Honor contracted talent Rhett Titus.

Riddle is billed at 6'2, 225 pounds, quite the jump from the 170 pounds he cut to often throughout his MMA career. Riddle's wife Lisa, a former gymnast at Louisiana State University has also been training alongside him, but we have no word on if she'll be participating in a tryout as well.

See also: Matt Riddle talks leaving MMA for Pro Wrestling

We spoke to Riddle in an interview ran earlier this month, and the former UFC fighter said the rigors of professional wrestling travel isn't something he's concerned about. Injuries and contractual issues limited Riddle to only two MMA fights throughout 2013 and 2014.

Riddle was released UFC off of four consecutive wins after two of them were overturned due to positive tests for marijuana. Riddle would go on to be contracted by Bellator MMA and Titan FC, but fought only once under the Titan FC banner before hanging up his gloves. Riddle told us that he isn't sure an MMA return is in the cards, but won't rule it out.