Matt Hughes is back home following his loss to Thiago Alves at UFC 85 this weekend, and he’s venting his frustrations on his blog. While many Hughes apologists have been blaming the loss on Alves’ weight advantage, Hughes graciously refuses to do so. He is, however, continuing to hype the grudge match with Matt Serra:
Well, I didn’t think I’d come back writing something up after a loss. I fully expected to win, things didn’t go my way. Thiago came in big, some people told me that he looked bigger than me in the octagon. I didn’t expect that but I also think that had nothing to do with the outcome of the fight. I think Thiago came up with a good game plan. He didn’t throw too many punches or any kicks to where I could take him down. He was stronger than I thought and he was quite defensive on the ground. So, where does that leave me? I’ve got one more fight on my UFC contract. I’m wanting to fight Matt Serra (but that’s for the UFC to decide). We’ll see what happens and decide after that fight what I’m going to do.
You have to admire Hughes’ strategy for getting the fight he wants. He talks it up in public every chance he gets, then appeals to Dana White’s ego by saying that it’s entirely up to the UFC. Guess you learn a few things when you’ve been with the company this long.
Lest you think Hughes (and his wife) are the only ones who want to see that fight, he includes a pleasant little email he received from an ardent supporter.
matt you are and always will be a icon in the sport of mma. you along with a few others ( chuck, randy) are like the hulk hogan of mma . if it was not for you the sport would not be what it is today it was because of you guys that over the last 5 years it grown so rapidly. retire man , i know you want to regain the title but you have nothing to prove. the last few guys that have beat you will never be what you are, they would have never beat matt 4 years ago. im just sayin man your the reason i started watching and training and it sucks to see you get beat. its time man move over and let the new guys try to match your lagacy. forget sera he is a tool bag dont waste a pair of gloves on him , but if you do fight him beat him so hard he cant talk anymore cause having to listen to him makes me want to shut my balls in a door…….
Let’s see, misspellings? Check. Relaxed attitude toward punctuation and capitalization? Check. Ending with a line referencing your own balls? Check.
Yep, this is a guy I’d definitely want to take career advice from. Interesting that he encourages Hughes to retire before fighting Serra, and more interesting that Hughes would post it on his blog. Could it be that he loves to see someone bashing “The Terra” so much that he doesn’t care when this fan tells him “its time” to get out of the way and call it a career?
Hughes also mentions that he needs to work on his wrestling, “especially my shot”, and laments that he let his students down by losing the fight. Am I the only one who wonders why ‘go back to the Miletich camp’ wasn’t on his to-do list? Just saying.