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Matt Hughes, the legendary Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer and former two-time welterweight champion, officially announced his retirement from UFC competition today. He has eagerly accepted a new role as he joins the organization’s front office, taking the newly created position of Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations. To coincide with [...]
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The Ultimate Fighting Championshiops announced earlier today that former two-time welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes has officially retired from professional fighting to join the promotion as the VP of Athlete Development and Government Relations. UFC President Dana White announced the news prior to the UFC on FOX 6 press conference.
The organization also announced...
At thirty-nine-years-old and with a record of 45-9, Matt Hughes finally called it quits from a sport that he enjoyed and somewhat dominated for the better part of a dozen years. With this, only a few of the original Miletich Fighting Systems fighters remain active, and the Hall of Famer Hughes moves on to a [...]
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Shortly after it was announced Matt Hughes would hang up his mixed martial arts gloves to become the UFC’s VP of athlete development and government relations, the planet’s premier MMA promotion reported they have created a clear set of athlete guidelines, or Conduct Policy, memorializing the values long held by the organization.
The UFC has always tried to hold their athletes...
Earlier today, former UFC welterweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer, Matt Hughes (45-9, MMA; 18-7, UFC), officially announced his retirement from fighting at the UFC on FOX 6 pre-fight press conference. Hughes will now work in a front office role with the UFC and has been named the Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations for the UFC. In the role, Hughes will...
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."...
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...
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