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Dana White Thinks Its Time For Forrest Griffin And Matt Hughes To Retire From The Sport | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
Matt Hughes has been out of action for almost a year now. In his last two bouts he has been knocked out in the first round by BJ Penn and Josh Koscheck UFC President Dana White thinks its time the former champion hangs up his gloves for good.

“Hughes is one of these guys that I absolutely positively want Matt Hughes to retire. I mean, what else is there to accomplish. The guy has done everything,”

“There’s nothing left to prove, but it’s so hard for these guys to say, ‘I’m retired.’ It was the same thing with Chuck (Liddell); going through it with Matt.”

Another fighter White would like to see retire is Forrest Griffin. In his last bout he defeated Tito Ortiz but prior to that he was knocked out in the first round by Light-Heavyweight contender Shogun Rua. The UFC President states that Forrest has nothing else to prove and should call it quits.

“I would like Forrest to retire. Nothing left for Forrest to prove either,”

“He won The Ultimate Fighter; had an amazing career. He won the title when people thought he couldn’t. He became a huge star. He made (expletive) of money. He’s got a beautiful wife; he’s got a baby.”

“If you don’t want to be a world champion, why? What’s the point? I get it. It’s hard to walk away from walking into the arena with big crowds and all the (expletive).”

“There comes a point man. You’ve had an amazing career; you’ve done great things. There’s nothing left to prove.”

 

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7 Comments to Dana White Thinks Its Time For Forrest Griffin And Matt Hughes To Retire From The Sport | UFC News

  1. 757 says:

    I don”t agree with DW on much but I do agree on this. I know he wants them out because he thinks that he can’t make as much on them, and he is probably right. He is also right that they have done allot and Matt Hughs absolutely has nothing left to prove and Forrest has a new family. Good for both of them they should should just go enjoy life.Thanks to both for allot of fun fights and their contributions.

    • Some guy says:

      I believe Matt Hughes should fight Matt Serra one more time before he retires.

    • Unarmed Spectator says:

      I honestly think Dana just wants these guys to retire before they get seriously hurt (traumatic brain injury), if it hasn’t happened already. I don’t think it’s because he can’t make money off of them anymore. As much of a DB think Dana is I think he doesn’t use his fighters as pawns to further the UFC regardless of their health and safety.

  2. Ricardo V says:

    Make matt Hughes vs Dennis Hallman 3!! And then Matt can walk away.

  3. Michael hamlin says:

    Matt has not been the same since the third GSP fight after he got beat!!

    Matt is still the best WW in the world !!

    • Mik says:

      I think Hughes should fight Serra one more time before he retires, that is if Serra can even make weight. As for Hughes being the best welterweight of all time, I think GSP has already beat Hughes in that one and he is still in his prime. GSP has more title defences, more impressive wins, and he is still in his prime.

  4. Ryan says:

    Hughes should retire in my eyes as well. There is no sence in him tarnishing his record any further. It’s too bad he is past his prime because in his day he was the BEST! He just so proud and wants to continue competing untill he physically can’t, which I respect, your always goin to be a legend of the sport matt!

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