Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 8/2/12
Sometimes, a fighter knows when to call it quits. Oftentimes, Father Time needs to intervene and drag them out of the cage kicking and screaming. Other times, UFC president Dana White has to point them towards the retirement home. That latter is the case for former champions Forrest Griffin (Pictured) and Matt Hughes. Following Thursday’s press conference, White revealed he’s pushing the Octagon icons to hang up their mixed martial arts mitts. “I absolutely, positively want Matt Hughes to retire,” White stated. “What else is there to accomplish? The guy’s done everything. He’s been a staple in this organization for a long time. He’s been [expletive] awesome. There’s nothing left to prove, but it’s so hard for these guys to say, ’I’m retired.’ “The same thing with Chuck, going through it with Matt. I would like Forrest [Griffin] to retire.” Hughes was the welterweight division’s Georges St-Pierre before St-Pierre became GSP. However, the 38-year-old is coming off back-to-back knockout losses.
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