Mark Hughes Signing with the UFC ? Jun 7, 2008 1:03:36 GMT -5
Post by on Jun 7, 2008 1:03:36 GMT -5
Although former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes (42-6 MMA, 15-3 UFC) says he has no illusions of fighting into his 40's like reigning UFC heavyweight title-holder Randy Couture, the veteran fighter and future UFC hall-of-famer isn't calling it quits anytime soon. The 34-year-old discussed his plans for "three of four" more fights during a recent media conference call for Saturday's UFC 85 event, where he meets rising prospect Thiago Alves. In fact, Hughes says his twin brother is set to sign with the UFC and that he'd like to fight on the same card as him before he retires from the sport. As it stands, Hughes, a former Team Miletich fighter who recently launched his own fight team near St. Louis, is contracted for a few more fights in the UFC, and he doesn't plan to retire before then -- or even after. "I've still got many fights left in me," Hughes said. "I've got two more fights on my contract, counting the Thiago fight. So, by no means am I going to retire before my contract is over, and I'm probably not going to retire afterward. I just feel I've got three or four fights left in me."
- Iron Heart