Matt Hughes Lists His Top Three Career Highlights
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.15.2013
UFC retiree talks about his best moments and more...
Matt Hughes recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his UFC career and more. Check out the highlights:
On his top three career moments: "Looking back right now, if I had to pick three?. When I beat Carlos Newton and won the title, when I beat Royce Gracie and when I beat B.J. Penn, just because he had me down and out and I came back and I won."
On what he'll miss most about fighting: "The biggest thing in the sport is all the good times I've had with my buddies. I have had so many good times with my friends in other countries, in the States. It's amazing how much fun I've had."
On whether he has any regrets: "It'd be pretty selfish of me to sit here and have regrets when I look at my life. I've done a lot. There's going to be a lot of people, especially from my area, who have never traveled to another country, and here I've done all this. So I try not to have regrets because there's no room for it and I don't need to think about stuff like that...I would like to have competed in St. Louis or Chicago – some place that my fans, my home town, could have driven to."
On if he'd be willing to fight again: "Even take away this job I've got now with the UFC, retirement was my best thing because the matches weren't going like they should have been going. My wife had a lot to do with that. Dana White, who is like a brother to me, had a lot to do with that. So they guided me in the right way to get out of it. Because I'll tell you what – if I had it my way, I'd have already competed since my last fight."