Archive: Matt Hughes

Jul 19, 2013 9:18 am

Matt Hughes: ‘How Can These Guys Complain About Their Pay’

“You go back to when I first started. These guys are making as much now as I did when I won the belt,” Hughes said. “How can these guys complain about their pay? I don’t understand it. I really don’t. Most of the guys that complain are guys who have been kicked out of the...

Jul 15, 2013 9:31 am

QUICK PIC | Matt Hughes Inducted in to Pro Wrestling HOF

UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes received the Lou Thesz Award at the 2013 Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa this weekend. Here is Matt with Lynn Taylor, Jim Brunzell, George Napolitano and Edge.

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 3 of 3

This is the conclusion to our three part series looking at some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Enjoy! Matt Hughes TKO’s Royce Gracie at UFC 60 Then reigning welterweight pound for pound king Matt Hughes agreed to fight one of the most dangerous jiu jitsu fighters of all time in Royce Gracie....

Jun 24, 2013 11:19 am

Tito Ortiz Takes Issue With Stephan Bonnar in the UFC Hall Of Fame

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC Hall of Fame fighter and former UFC light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, spoke recently to MMA Junkie about his concerns toward the UFC Hall of Fame’s new inductee, Stephan Bonnar.  It was announced last month that Bonnar and Forrest Griffin are to enter the Hall of Fame together at the...


Jun 5, 2013 5:55 am

EXLCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Ed O’Neill Talks MMA and His Favorite Fighter, Criticizes Ronda Rousey and Others for Excessive Violence

  Television personality and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Ed O’Neill, spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Show Sunday night about his upcoming role as color-commentator for the Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II on June 9.   O’Neill is perhaps best known for his long-standing role as Al Bundy on the U.S. television series, Married…...

Feb 18, 2013 7:30 pm

VIDEO | Matt Hughes On Retirement: “I Didn’t Want To Retire, But..” | UFC NEWS

In an interview with UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani, Matt Hughes talks about his new job as a liaison with the UFC, and his retirement from fighting in the organization. “I’m 39 years old, I’m not getting any quicker, I’m getting slower and it’s time to hang the gloves up.” When Ariel Helwani asks Matt if...

Jan 24, 2013 2:48 pm

Matt Hughes Joins UFC Front Office As VP Of Athlete Development | UFC NEWS

Matt Hughes, the legendary Ultimate Fighting Championship 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 this...

Jan 24, 2013 11:26 am

Matt Hughes Officially Retires From Fighting At Today’s Press Conference | UFC NEWS

The man who many consider the most dominant champion in UFC history, Matt Hughes, retired today at the UFC on FOX 6 pre-fight press conference. UFC president Dana White announced the decision and let Matt Hughes, who was in attendance, say a few words before departing from the event. Hughes will remain an active part...

Dec 7, 2012 3:27 pm

UFC on Fox 5 Main Card Predictions

  We are a little over 24 hours away from what will truly be a historic night in Seattle as the UFC invades the Key Arena with UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz. The whole card consists of 11 bouts with one airing on Facebook, six on FX and four on Fox. All four...

Nov 20, 2012 9:07 am

BJPenn.Com Radio: Carwin, Miletich, War Machine, Cesar Gracie & Julie Kedzie

  Tomorrow night on BJPenn.Com Radio your hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will speak with five guests who are sure to entertain you and make your Wednesday night that much better. Leading off will be former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin who will discuss his recent knee injury that knocked him out his...

Nov 14, 2012 10:37 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Airs Tonight with Five Great Guests

  After last week’s ground breaking Wednesday night debut featuring Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, his dad/head coach Ray, Ronda Rousey, Matt Hughes and the man himself, BJ Penn, the boys are back with another outstanding line-up. Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will welcome two UFC 154 middleweights and Alchemist Management teammates Alessio Sakara and Costa Philippou....

Nov 12, 2012 9:46 am

This Week on BJPenn.Com Radio Michael Schiavello, Costa Philippou, Alessio Sakara, Mike Ricci & Lex McMahon

  After last week’s ground breaking Wednesday night debut featuring Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, his dad/head coach Ray, Ronda Rousey, Matt Hughes and the man himself, BJ Penn, the boys are back with another outstanding line-up. Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will welcome two UFC 154 middleweights and Alchemist Management teammates Alessio Sakara and Costa Philippou....

Nov 10, 2012 9:02 pm

Exclusive: Matt Hughes Part 2: GSP vs. Condit, GSP vs. Silva and BJ vs. Rory MacDonald

  The welterweight division has had its share of dominant champions, Hughes included. Georges St. Pierre is the latest champion who has defeated everyone the UFC has put in front of him. After suffering through a dry spell where there weren’t many legitimate contenders it looks as though the division is on a huge upswing...

Oct 27, 2012 12:36 pm

Hughes Defends Hunting Practices: The Law & The Bible Say I Can | UFC NEWS

“They can think whatever they want. But as far as, by the law, I’m right. You can’t see anything in the Bible [that says I’m wrong]. By the law and by the Bible, I’ve not done anything wrong. And if I haven’t conflicted with either one of those, I can live my life the way...

Oct 23, 2012 8:11 pm

Matt Hughes wishes Georges St. Pierre would finish more fights | UFC News

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes knows current UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre all too well, having faced him three times inside the octagon. The rivalry between the two began at UFC 50 in New Jersey, Hughes being the current welterweight champion at the time went on to win their first encounter, forcing GSP...

Oct 15, 2012 7:04 pm

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes Says it Looks Like He’s Retired

  Readers of this site are very familiar with Matt Hughes. Not only is he a former UFC Welterweight Champion, he is a UFC Hall of Famer and he faced BJ Penn three times, losing two of them. Hughes celebrated his 39th birthday this past Saturday and hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since losing...