Originally written on The Flying Knee MMA  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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 that they also created a clear set of athlete guidelines, or Conduct Policy, memorializing the values long held by the organization. This will coincide with the position that Hughes has accepted as he will be responsible for the fighters’ adherence to these strict guidelines. “This is something that the UFC is implementing because they really care about their athletes,” Hughes said.  “I’ve experienced ups and downs in my career and found that the UFC has supported me every step of the way. I understand the pressures and responsibilities that go along with being a professional athlete. I look forward to u...
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