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Matt Hughes has a new role, and the UFC is set to release a code of conduct for fighters. Both were announced in conjunction with Hughes' retirement by UFC president Dana White at the UFC on FOX 6 news conference Thursday -- not that either should be unfamiliar. "It's nothing new," Hughes said of the code of conduct. "It's basically common sense." Hughes, 39, spent much of his decade-long UFC career dominating the welterweight division. He finally relented to White's pleas to retire and serve as the UFC's first VP of athlete development and government relations. The two had discussed the new role since Hughes' last fight in September 2011. "He basically told me that 'You are going to retire,' " Hughes told FOXSports.com. "He said, 'We don't know what you're going to do, but you're going to do something.' " One of Hughes' duties will be making sure the UFC's 400-plus fighters under contract understand the code, which runs about four pages and will be released within a week. "We...
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