Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes hasn’t competed for more than a year, and it appears that will be the last time he steps foot in the Octagon.

Already a UFC Hall of Fame inductee, Hughes has been out of action since dropping back-to-back bouts to B.J. Penn and Josh Koscheck between 2010 and 2011, but now he seems ready to move on with life after fighting.

In a recent interview with the Iowa Daily Gate, Hughes said that while he’s never officially announced his retirement from MMA, for all intents and purposes he’s already hung up the gloves.

“I’ve not announced my retirement, but right now it looks like I’m fully retired,” Hughes said in the interview. “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.”

Hughes went on to say that he rarely trains any more outside of an occasional training session with Robbie Lawler or B.J. Penn, and spends most of his time working on his family farm.

Hughes also has a hunting show that he will continue to work on that airs on the Outdoor Channel.

If Hughes’ career truly is at an end, he will retire as a two-time UFC welterweight champion with 18 wins inside the Octagon.

For more news and rumors make sure to follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Cris Cyborg Reportedly to Headline UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil

  • 21 days ago
  • 58 views

Despite holding the Invicta FC featherweight title, it appears that Cris "Cyborg" Justino's next fight will be in the UFC Octagon. read news >>

Mark Munoz Returns to Manila to Promote UFC Fight Night

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

Retired UFC® middleweight contender Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Muñoz will return to the Philippines for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila. Rather than wearing a pair of fight gloves, Muñoz will don a read news >>

UFC 202: Neil Magny Reveals the Secrets of His MMA Durability

  • 6 days ago
  • 18 views

Since the calendar flipped to 2014, Neil Magny has competed 11 times in the UFC. That's a high number. After five fights per year in 2014 and 2015, his pace slowed in 2016, but in March he came back read news >>

UFC Declines to Match Offer, Rory MacDonald Likely Headed to Bellator

  • a day ago
  • 60 views

Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald appears to be headed to Bellator MMA. read news >>