"Rush" left on a high note -- 12 straight wins -- a remarkable achievement that has his former nemesis a bit jealous.
After defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title for a division-record ninth consecutive time against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in Nov. 2013, Georges St-Pierre announced that he would relinquish his title and take an indefinite leave of absence from mixed martial arts (MMA).
Because according to the former champion, the pressure and his battle with obs more
Matt Hughes, who now works as a VP of Athlete Development for the UFC, thinks Georges St-Pierre should just hang up the gloves for good.
Georges St-Pierre is still undecided whether he would eventually come back from his extended layoff or not, but a fellow long time UFC welterweight champion had some friendly advice for him. Matt Hughes spoke about St-Pierre, and despite now holding a VP job with the UFC, he thinks one of the promotion's biggest stars should just 'get out' and hang it up for go more
Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes said back in February that he'd be surprised to see fellow former champion Georges St-Pierre actually make a return to the Octagon. Now, Hughes is urging his former rival to make his competitive hiatus permanent.
"The UFC would hate me saying this but I'm going to say it anyway," Hughes told Canada.com (via MMA Mania). "If I was GSP, I'd probably hang them up. Here I am a guy that lost my (last) two fights and I'd love to get back in there (to finish more
Former opponents Matt Hughes and Dennis Hallman trade a few shots on twitter.
Dennis Hallman is currently set to compete at WSOF 11 against Jon Fitch, but the former UFC fighter had a brief run in with a former opponent on social media. Ben Saunders tweeted about Hallman defeating Hughes twice in his career, and the former UFC champion didn't take kindly to being reminded about it. Check out their twitter exchange: Headin 2 Daytona to help out @DennisHallman . A damn Legend in the sport! Submitt more
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Aaron Phillips is dropping from featherweight to bantamweight for a UFC Fight Night 49 matchup with Matt Hobar.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Aug. 23 visit to Oklahoma continues to fill out, as Aaron Phillips will take on Matt Hobar in a bantamweight bout. more
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Veteran Matt Hamill has gone back into retirement from mixed martial arts.
The popular deaf standout from The Ultimate Fighter 3 returned from a one-year retirement in 2012 and fought twice. But what Hamill termed a 'nagging injury' has caused the 37-year-old to step away once and for all.
Hamill announced his retirement on Wednesday via Facebook.
"First and foremost, I would like to thank my most loyal fans for standing by me throughout my 10 year career with MMA," Hamill said. "All good things more