godaddy stats

Home » All MMA News »UFC » Currently Reading:

Matt Hughes admits his loss to B.J. Penn was “one big step closer to retirement”

December 2, 2010 All MMA News, UFC  Comments 

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes has spoken for the first time since the disappointing first minute defeat at the hands of B.J. Penn just last month, as well as explaining the manner of the loss has brought him a big step closer to hanging up his gloves for good.

Speaking via his recent blog, Hughes said:

“A lot of people have been asking about the fight and how I am doing. Of course, the fight didn’t go like I had planned it. I knew BJ was going to be in shape, but I didn’t know he was going to come in with a game plan and really look for my tendencies. I think BJ knew I was going to come in throwing my jab and I think he had a game plan for that. He hit me with a hard right hand that I never saw coming.”

“It’s funny how styles make fights and I’m not at all like Frankie Edgar. So it just kind of stinks that BJ came off two losses and then ended up beating me in less than 30 seconds. I knew BJ was going to be tough that first round. I was trying to get him into the second and the third round where I could wear on him, slow him down and soften him up a little bit; but it just didn’t go that way.”

“I don’t know what I’ll do now. I’m definitely going to take the winter off and some of the spring. I had three fights this year, so I’ve just got some other things I want to do; but I will say that this was one big step closer to retirement for me.”

Hughes is seemingly in no man’s land despite putting together a trio of wins prior to the fight with Penn leading many to believe he was on his way back into title contention. Now that he’s definitively lost to essentially a lightweight who was coming off back-to-back losses, the former long-time champion is in a tough spot moving forward. Stay tuned to MMABay for news on his next move inside the octagon as we get it.

By Michael Pepper. (Follow me on Twitter)

Why not tell us what you think about this story and get your thoughts featured in this week’s Mailbag? Email Mailbag@mmabay.co.uk, start the subject with the word ‘MAILBAG’ and we’ll post our favourites this Friday.

Comments




Search This Site:

Fighter Search:

Video Content

Advertisement

Advertisement

Buying Supplements for MMA Training and Hardcore Workouts
Many people ask what type of supplements they should use for MMA training and hardcore workouts. With each person and training program the supplements will vary.  Anyone exerting enormous amounts of energy with their training needs to have a proper diet, lots of rest and quality supplementation. Some of the supplement staples for MMA and hardcore workouts will include Creatine, Whey Protein, BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids), L Carnitine, Beta Alanine and Glutamine.  You may also need extra pre-workout energy and strength with Ephedrine/Ephedra and Prohormones.  As well you will need to replenish nutrients with Multivitamins, Super Greens, Fish Oil and Joint Support Supplements. Make sure to research what the requirements are for your specific training program, and do as much research as possible on each supplement you are taking. Buy supplements at a trusted source - one company we recommend for quality products and service is CenturySupplements.com.  They have quick delivery to the UK and a wide selection. They have been around for along time and have had great reviews from our customers.

Related Articles:

Stefan Struve still ashamed over feinting backstage at UFC 175

September 23, 2014

UFC heavyweight monster, Stefan Struve has this week spoken for the first time about the feinting incident he suffered backstage at UFC 175 over the summer months which led to his Pay-Per-View card fight with Matt Mitrione being cancelled at the eleventh hour. Speaking via MMAFighting.com, Struve said: “It started when we were still in […]

Antonio “Big Foot” Silva to have surgery to remove a pituitary gland tumour

September 22, 2014

UFC heavyweight monster, Antonio “Big Foot” Silva will undergo surgery tomorrow in Brazil to remove a pituitary gland tumour that has re-emerged, leaving the Brazilian’s career future in doubt moving forward. Speaking via MMAFighting.com, Silva said: “I should leave the hospital [next] Monday.” The Brazilian heavyweight entered the Octagon against Arlovski following a nine-month suspension […]

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson comes out in support of bitter rival Wanderlei Silva

September 22, 2014

A few years back the thought of bitter rivals, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva joining forces for anything would have been incomprehensible, but this week they did just that as the Memphis native reached out to the Brazilian over his treatment by the UFC. Posting via Twitter, Jackson said: “Even tho we were enemies […]

Thiago Silva’s contract terminated by the UFC, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson suspended indefinitely

September 20, 2014

Brazilian light heavyweight mixed martial artist, Thiago Silva has been released from the UFC once again this week after video and audio evidence emerged of him not only searching his ex-wifes house but getting high on cocaine as well, lending weight to earlier charges he has recently been cleared of. A statement from the UFC […]

Wanderlei Silva retires from MMA before blasting the UFC (video)

September 20, 2014

Check out this amazing video of former PRIDE middleweight champion, Wanderlei Silva not only announcing his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts but blasting his latest employers, the UFC as well as he criticises the Las Vegas based promotion for the amount they pay their fighters. You’re not going to want to miss […]