Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/24/13
Unlike Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens, former UFC welterweight champ Matt Hughes will not have the opportunity to retire on top. During Thursday’s “UFC on FOX Johnson vs. Dodson” press conference, Hughes announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. However, don’t expect to see Hughes standing in the unemployment line anytime soon. The UFC Hall of Famer will become the VP of Athlete Development and Government Relations for the planet’s premier MMA promotion. Hughes will be responsible for serving as a mentor to all of the fighters under contract with the UFC. “It’s funny the road God puts you on, you never know where you’re going to end up,” Hughes read from his prepared statement. “What started out as a hobby, brought me to the UFC and here in front of you now. I love this sport and the new position is the best way for me to stay in it moving forward. “I look forward to using my experience in providing a perspective for both the UFC and the fighters.” Hughes owns a
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