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 >>
- a month ago
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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 >>
- 2 months ago
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Conor McGregor doesn't stand a chance against World Series of Fighting champ Georgi Karakhanyan, at least according to WSOF VP Ali Abdel-Aziz.
Judging by how hard the UFC is pushing him as a superstar, Conor McGregor is central to their plans in the future. At times ridiculously over-the-top, the hype has led to some backlash fans and fighters alike. McGregor has become the most often called out fighter on the UFC roster, with seemingly every featherweight who picks up a win calling for a chance read news >>
- 4 months ago
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But first, he needs to sign a contract.
Things are already looking up for Melvin Guillard.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) said goodbye to the lightweight veteran and former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 standout, following a disappointing loss to Michael Johnson at the UFC Fight Night 37 event across the pond (more on that here).
But he's done enough in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career to put himself just two wins away from the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 155-pound strap, according to pr read news >>
It's only been a couple months since UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes became a UFC executive, but already there have been plenty of situations that might eventually fall under his purview. read news >>
Glory Sports International on Tuesday announced the appointment of former WWE Executive VP Andrew Whitaker to the position of global CEO of Glory Sports International. read news >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Friday announced the appointment of Garry Cook as its Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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After nearly seven years as owner of MMA Agents, Ken Pavia has sold the fighter representation firm to serve as vice president of business development for budding MMA media company Takedown Entertainment. read news >>
MMAWeekly Radio Tuesday features interviews with the returning Ivan Salaverry, Bellator headliner Niko Vitale and BAMMA UK VP Liam Fisher. Read More >> read news >>
LAS VEGAS - Chuck Liddell officially is retired from the UFC cage, but "The Iceman's" career isn't over.
The UFC Hall of Famer and former champion has turned in his fight gloves for a spot in the UFC's front office.
The 41-year-old MMA legend and business-school graduate today was named the UFC's executive vice president of business development and now is one of the organization's highest-ranking officials.
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- 5 years ago
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Forty two year old Vice President of Affliction Tom Atencio expects to make his return to the cage on June 27. read news >>