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What’s next with Matt Hughes After UFC 135?

Written on September 20, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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“After this fight, win or lose doesn’t matter, I’ll talk to the UFC and we’ll figure out what we’re gonna do." --- Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes is carrying 54 professional bouts on his resume. He held the UFC welterweight championship belt twice, he had seven title defenses, and he is a UFC Hall of Fame inductee. With UFC 135 as his last fight of contract, what lies ahead for Matt Hughes? Short and sweet, the answer really is… Nothing.

However, the 37-year-old fighter remains a staple in the promotion. Matt Hughes will make a come back in the Octagon after a 10-month layoff at UFC 135 against Josh Koscheck. His original opponent, Diego Sanchez, stepped out of the match due to broken hand. And while Matt Hughes loves his life inside the Octagon, constantly testing his skills against increasingly younger opponents, how long will his competition be enough?

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