And the former nine-time champion is imploring the bitter rivals to stop talking about their melee on Twitter. Much to the dismay of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier were involved in an insane brawl during their first staredown at yesterday's (Aug., 4, 2014) media day.
See the MUST-WATCH video right here.
But the fight didn't end there, as "Bones" and "DC" took to Twitter to dissect the melee and continue the trash talk.
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Matt Hughes, the UFC VP of Athlete Development, says Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier's brawl was 'bad for the sport'.
Some UFC officials seemed to have been okay with the brawl between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier that would certainly drive up interest on their upcoming UFC 178 bout. Count Matt Hughes as one of those who were disappointed in the whole situation.
The current Vice President of Athlete Development, is also tasked with overseeing fighter conduct and when he saw both Jones and Cormier s read news >>
Former UFC champion Matt Hughes and Renzo Gracie will compete once again - this time it is in a grappling match at ADCC 2015.
After meeting in the UFC octagon several years ago, Matt Hughes and Renzo Gracie will collide once again in a grappling contest at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling World Championships next year.
"It's a done deal," Gracie told MMAFighting.com. "Matt asked to compete again at the ADCC and they offered me this wonderful fight. I wasn't expecting for thi read news >>
Move over Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz, another "super fight" is coming in 2015. Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva aren't the only ones ending their hiatus from combat sports competition, as former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder Matt Hughes plans on doing the same in 2015.
But it won't be inside the world-famous Octagon.
Hughes has been booked to take on Renzo Gracie in a grappling "super fight" at the prestigious Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) in 2015.
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Matt Hughes and Renzo Gracie first fought at UFC 112 in 2010. Five years later, they will meet again – this time in a different combat arena. read news >>
Two MMA legends are set to collide once again, but they will do it outside of the Octagon.
Matt Hughes and Renzo Gracie, who fought at the UFC 112 card in Abu Dhabi in 2010, will battle in a superfight at ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship’s next edition, scheduled for September 2015 in Manaus, Brazil.
"It’s a done deal," Gracie told MMAFighting.com. "Matt asked to compete again at the ADCC and they offered me this wonderful fight. I wasn’t expecting for this, but I immediately accepte read news >>
The week's most interesting bits from the MMA and UFC twitter world.
A few updates on what's been going on in the MMA & UFC Twitterverse
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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 read news >>
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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 read news >>
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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 read news >>
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"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 read news >>