(Hughes isn’t even going to pretend to be interested in Dana White’s slides from his vacation to Disneyworld. Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)
Matt Hughes may finally have a date for his next UFC bout, though he doesn’t have an official opponent just yet. According to his blog, Hughes says he’ll likely be back in action on April 10, which would put him on the UFC 112 fight card. He says he’ll tell fans "who and where" he’ll be fighting when it’s officially confirmed. Renzo Gracie has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Hughes, though the Brazilian later shot down reports that the two would get it on as soon as February. The mere fact that Hughes hasn’t publicly shot down the idea of facing Gracie, as he has with almost every other plausible suggestion offered to him, is somewhat encouraging.
In other news via Hughes’ blog, Robbie Lawler and his wife are expecting a baby boy in February. Hughes acknowledged that the information wasn’t "quite public, but I’ve never been that guy to keep my mouth shut." It’s probably best he went ahead and told us. A quick glance at Robbie Lawler’s blog reveals that he’s written a grand total of twelve entries in a year and a half, and none since July. And here I always just assumed that Lawler’s blog would be a steady stream of You Tube clips of kittens doing cute stuff. Guess you never really know anyone as well as you think you do.