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A Country Boy Can Survive: Matt Hughes Wants Back in the Cage

(DO NOT run an unfiltered image search for ‘Matt Hughes‘. EVER. This photo is nothing. Learn from my mistake, kids.)

Just four months after putting himself “on a shelf”–a euphemism for the dreaded ‘R-word‘–Matt Hughes is ready to glove up once again. After suffering back-to-back first round knockouts to BJ Penn and Josh Koscheck, the UFC Hall of Famer made a non-committal pledge to walk away from the sport, a move he’d pondered openly while winding down his career.

As we’ve seen time and time again, getting your head bashed in is surprisingly difficult to walk away from. Hughes has undoubtedly made enough money to retire comfortably, has plenty of hobbies to occupy his time, and with nine UFC titles to his name he has nothing left to prove. But Hughes didn’t start his MMA career in search of fame or fortune; the man simply loves to compete, and pounding his brother behind the barn just doesn’t cut it these days.

Ultimately, his fate lies in Dana White’s hands, not his own, and most certainly not his wife’s. During an interview on FUEL last night, Hughes established the pecking order in his household: “I think Dana could be the final decision maker. My wife’s a great lady, but she’s not going to tell me when Matt Hughes retires.” Well, I guess we know who’s cooking up the country breakfast this morning.

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dranokills- January 30, 2012 at 11:13 am
you sure about that jiffypop?
jfjjfjff- January 30, 2012 at 8:42 am
dranokills, very clever but immediately going to gay jokes doesn't make *ME* look like the homosexual.
AriesKJJ- January 30, 2012 at 12:15 am
Gotta give the Hayseed to Hardy

"I love to kill people!” RICHARD RAMIREZ, serial killer
"Me and my brother love to shoot cats!” MATT HUGHES, serial christian
Darzig- January 30, 2012 at 12:08 am
@fletch any time Jon Jones speaks on camera it gives me a flashback of a few Ron Artest interviews
RwilsonR- January 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm
Looks like someone needs a new tractor from Uncle Dana.
bootystar- January 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm
matt is one white tailed buck I'd like to pin to the mat
ghostboner- January 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm
"My wife is a great lady, but she can’t tell Matt Hughes to stop referring to himself in the third person.”

I've always had trouble rooting for hughes, until he made that comment. Only thing that would have been cooler is if he had actually said the part about 3rd person, too.
moomessa- January 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm
"My wife is a great lady, but she can't tell Matt Hughes to stop referring to himself in the third person."

It's a lot harder to root for a guy once he does this
bootystar- January 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm
pecker is a call back to opening your email on the weekend to see business is hauling the cat outta yur ear. as long as the britty booty & godly are making a killing sreeming up the rails for a sci-fi of titanic ambosia & pythonic colonic godzilla by the mile, three & perdition for the shaw & the gank, too ripped to mention
dranokills- January 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Sun, 01/29/12 - 01:48

@drano – we know you love pecker. Tell us how much?
how tall are ya? you are my favorite pecker.
Goog- January 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm
It took me to a page called "english_lads.c*m" where I saw young Matthew applying an anaconda choke much, much different than the one he tried on Ricardo Almeida. Well, the one in the octagon, anyway. Who knows what happens in the warm up rooms.
XENOPHON- January 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm
@drano - we know you love pecker. Tell us how much?
Dizzylittlelord- January 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm
so matt hughes is a skinny kid with an 11 inche wang, curiosity didnt kill the cat but it sure as fuck burnt its way on to my corneas
bootystar- January 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm
frank doing his scorpion king pose, nice call back
SethF- January 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm
Translation: I want to retire on a W, and Dan Hardy needs an opponent.
FightZen- January 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm
uncensored image search has produced a new nick name for Matt: 11 inch f*ck stud.
Fletch the V Stretch- January 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm
lol so that is Frank Trigg. Always knew he was a flamer after seeing him on some VH1 reality dating show.

On another note, the second episode of the countdown was great and apparently GSP has been in more street fights than Nick Diaz. I see Carlos Winning but who knows, Diaz wins fights by being able to take more punishment than his opponent and never let on it phases his at all. He won't be able to outstrike Carlos in my opinion.

Should be a very interesting fight though and nothing can be as boring as last nights UFC on Fox event. SNOOZE. Once again, I only dislike Jon Jones more and more every time he opens his mouth. Dude needs to shut up and just fight. Losing fans by the second.
MMA_Hole- January 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm
Of course I went and did an uncensored search for Matt Hughes straight away. Thanks for that.
aaronb- January 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm
I'd be cool with seeing a Hughes/Serra rematch. I thought Serra did enough to win the 1st one.

Both guys are still UFC caliber. Just not elite anymore.
dranokills- January 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm
jfjjfjff Says:

Sun, 01/29/12 - 11:49


ohhhhh are you sad they blacked out Frank Trigg's pecker?
poor poor you.
jfjjfjff- January 29, 2012 at 11:49 am