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Nov 22, 2017 6:43 am

Matt Hughes criticizes UFC, explains why promotion is “not as special” as it once was

Speaking on a recent edition of Undeniable with Joe Buck, former UFC welterweight champion and outright MMA legend Matt Hughes shared some criticisms of the modern  UFC. In his opinion, the promotion’s frequent shows – there will be a show every weekend from now until year’s end – are making its product less enjoyable. “I...

Aug 22, 2017 6:33 am

VIDEO | Matt Hughes is back on the mats just two months after his accident

I leave for only five days and come back to his ass wanting (and able) to roll! Unbelievable! Spare me the grappling lessons. The only things that are important: firing muscles that haven’t been used in a long time…and having fun! So awesome to see that smile and hear that laugh again. If I posted...

Aug 13, 2017 8:50 pm

Photo | Friend posts photo with Matt Hughes says his progress is “a miracle”

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was involved in a horrific accident on June 16 when his pickup truck was struck by an oncoming train in Raymond, Illinois. Hughes was airlifted to a nearby hospital immediately following the accident and it was later revealed that the former UFC welterweight champion of the world was in a...

Jul 24, 2017 5:54 pm

Pat Miletich shares positive update on Matt Hughes

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was involved in a horrific accident on June 16 when his pickup truck was struck by an oncoming train in Raymond, Illinois. Hughes was airlifted to a nearby hospital immediately following the accident and it was later revealed that the former UFC welterweight champion of the world was in a...

Jul 4, 2017 1:08 pm

Family of Matt Hughes gives positive update on his condition

UFC Hall of Fame legend Matt Hughes has been recovering in the hospital after the truck he was driving was struck by a train on June 16 near his hometown in Illinois. The accident happened as Hughes was crossing a train track where an oncoming train struck the passenger side of his vehicle. The former...

Jun 27, 2017 7:40 am

Family gives update on Matt Hughes’ condition after near-fatal train wreck

Earlier this month, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was involved in a near-fatal accident, as his vehicle collided with a train near his hometown in Illinois. Initially, things looked quite bleak for the former champion. Apparently, however, he is slowly improving in hospital. This according to his family, who gave an update to MMAFighting.com....

Jun 18, 2017 10:42 am

Family of Matt Hughes releases positive update on his condition

On Friday morning, former UFC welterweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was involved in a grievous car accident, and was quickly rushed to hospital, where things initially looked quite grim. Since then, however, we’ve been given some cause for optimism surrounding the former champion’s condition. First, we learned that Hughes was responsive...

Jun 17, 2017 10:46 am

UPDATE! Matt Hughes reportedly “awake” and “squeezing hands”

Friday morning, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was involved in a horrific car accident that saw the car he was in get struck by a train. Hughes was airlifted to a medical facility. While details were initially scarce, the HSHS St. John’s Hospital released a statement on Hughes condition, stating:...

Jun 17, 2017 7:56 am

Update: New details emerge regarding Matt Hughes’ condition

Update: New details emerge regarding Matt Hughes’ condition Early Friday morning news broke that former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes had been involved in a terrible accident which saw the passenger side of his truck get struck by an oncoming train. Soon after the collision, the UFC Hall of Famer was airlifted to a nearby...

Jun 16, 2017 7:04 pm

Hospital officials release statement updating the condition of Matt Hughes

Hospital officials release statement updating the condition of Matt Hughes Earlier today, tragic news surfaced that UFC Hall of Fame fighter Matt Hughes was involved in an brutal accident which saw his truck get struck by a train. Shortly following the accident, Hughes was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where UFC President Dana White stated that he was being treated for head trauma. Illinois...

Jun 16, 2017 2:32 pm

MMA community sends support to Matt Hughes following car accident

Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes had been involved in a horrific car accident that saw him airlifted to a hospital after his car was struck by a moving train near his hometown. While details on the situation remained scarce, UFC President Dana White revealed that Hughes was in...

Jun 16, 2017 1:16 pm

Details on Matt Hughes car accident emerge

Friday morning, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was involved in a car accident that saw the car he was in get struck by a train. Following the accident, Hughes was reportedly airlifted to a hospital, where UFC President Dana White stated that he was being treated for head trauma. While...

Jun 16, 2017 11:33 am

Matt Hughes airlifted to medical facility after car accident

Tragic news surfaced Friday morning that former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes had been airlifted to a medical facility according to UFC President Dana White. White revealed to ESPN that the 43-year-old Hughes was helping a friend out, when the car he was riding in collided with a moving train. While details on the situation...

May 31, 2017 2:35 pm

VIDEO | That time Matt Hughes sparred ‘Punkass’ in store gift shop

Back during Matt Hughes reign as UFC welterweight champion, Tapout was the biggest, and most well known, fighter endorsed apparel line. The Tapout crew of Punkasss, Skyscraper, and Mask were well known in the MMA community, and even wound up getting their own TV show on ‘Versus’. During an episode, the crew joined UFC welterweight...

May 8, 2017 2:10 pm

Matt Hughes: I would love to come back, I didn’t want to retire in the first place

Back in September of 2011, former UFC welterweight champ and bona fide MMA legend Matt Hughes was knocked out by Josh Koscheck. Given that this marked Hughes’ second straight knockout loss – the other was dealt by our own BJ Penn – he retired shortly thereafter. Apparently, however, retirement was never what Hughes wanted, and...

Mar 30, 2017 10:32 am

Mike Swick attempting to secure Matt Hughes fight

Earlier this month, news surfaced that former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was looking to potentially return to the Octagon if he felt he could win his return fight. That prompted UFC icon Royce Gracie to release a statement in which he campaigned for a rematch with Hughes, who was TKOd by Hughes at UFC...

Mar 22, 2017 10:54 am

Royce Gracie wants Matt Hughes rematch

UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie made his highly anticipated return to MMA over a year ago, where he picked up a 1st round TKO win over Frank Shamrock. The fight was Gracie’s first in nearly a decade, and left fans wondering if they would ever see the 50 year old UFC icon set foot...

Mar 17, 2017 6:25 am

VIDEO | UFC Hall of Fame fighter Matt Hughes considering comeback

UFC Hall of Fame fighter and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes recently sat down with Joe Buck for an upcoming episode of AT&T’s “Undeniable with Joe Buck”, where he hinted that he may be in talks with a mixed martial arts promotion regarding a comeback fight. “If I could find an opponent that I...

Dec 7, 2016 8:54 am

Dana White explains why Chuck Liddell & Matt Hughes were fired

Since the new UFC owners have taken over control of the company, the WME-IMG owners have sparked quite a bit of controversy as they have fired numerous high-level executives, including most of the UFC Canada office. Their most recent firings however, saw none other than UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes receive...

Dec 2, 2016 10:51 pm

UFC fires Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell & Matt Hughes

News surfaced Friday night that UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes had been let go by the UFC as part of the latest round of company-wide layoffs which saw the new WME-IMG owners fire numerous employees several weeks ago. MMAFighting broke the news, which also revealed that between ten and fifteen employees...

Sep 6, 2016 8:30 am

Matt Mitrione engages in Twitter war with Matt Hughes over fighter pay

Matt Mitrione ripped into UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes on Twitter during a heated exchange over fighter’s rights and pay. With talks of a fighters union and compensation running rampant amongst UFC and Bellator fighters alike, Hughes and Mitrione took to Twitter on Tuesday to air their grievances, or in other words attack each others opinion....

Sep 2, 2016 11:50 am

Matt Hughes weighs-in on formation of Fighter’s Union

Following UFC 200, veteran heavyweight Mark Hunt called for the formation of a fighter’s union after it was revealed that his opponent at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar, failed a pre-fight drug test as well as a fight night drug test. Shortly after, it was announced that several fighters began working together, and with the help...

Jul 3, 2016 12:27 pm

Matt Hughes would ‘love’ to fight Matt Serra at UFC 205 in MSG

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes revealed that he would come out of retirement for a fight with fellow former welterweight title holder and bitter rival Matt Serra. A fan tweeted Hughes asking “Matt Hughes will you fight Matt Serra at MSG?”, the UFC Hall of Famer responded with the following: I would love to...

Jan 7, 2016 10:19 am

Clip of the Day: Matt Hughes submits Frank Trigg

Matt Hughes vs Frank Trigg at UFC 45 in Uncasville, Connecticut on November 21, 2003. #DWCOTD A video posted by Dana White (@danawhiteufc) on Jan 6, 2016 at 7:35pm PST Going into UFC 45 on November 21st 2003, Matt Hughes had defended his UFC welterweight championship four times, and was looking to make it five....