Report: UFC Legend Matt Hughes Says “It Looks I’m Fully Retired”
By FCF Staff
Following his knockout loss to Josh Koscheck last September, former UFC welterweight champ Matt Hughes announced that he was taking a break from the sport, rather than outright retiring. In a recent interview over one year later, however, Hughes is reporting that his storied career is likely over.
While speaking to the Iowa publication, the Daily Gate City recently, Hughes stated:
“I’ve not announced my retirement, but right now it looks like I’m fully retired,” Hughes said in the story. “The UFC still treats me well so I can be retired. It’s just funny, when God puts you on a road, you don’t know where you are going. I have all the faith that he put me there, and I have to thank him from that.”
Prior to the loss to Koscheck, Hughes was KO’d by former champ BJ Penn, which ended a three fight winning streak for the noted wrestler.
The 39 year-old Hughes, who won the UFC welterweight championship twice, carries a record of 45-9.
During his time in the Octagon, Hughes scored wins over established fighters like Georges St. Pierre, Matt Serra, BJ Penn, Sean Sherk and Hayato Sakurai among others.