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Matt Hughes Fires Back at Media Critics

(The stuff you find under Tommy Speer’s mattress.)

Former UFC welterweight champ Matt Hughes has been taking some heat for his remarks about the Georges St. Pierre-Jon Fitch bout, which he admitted to walking out on during UFC 87. But in a rare response to the media and the fans, Hughes updated his blog to address the criticism and set the record straight. Kind of:

I usually don’t do this, but I’m going to break my rule this time. There’s been so much talk about my last blog entry that it’s amazing. Some of it is legitimate thinking, some of it is just from idiots. I never said the GSP fight was boring, the reason I walked out was because I wanted to beat the crowd. I didn’t think Fitch was going to get back in the match and the fight wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be. If you want, you can go look at my last blog entry and see that this is basically what I said. So people criticized me for leaving the fight early and said that was disrespectful to GSP, I disagree, I just wanted to get out of there.

Hughes also responded to a Yahoo! Sports blog entry by Steve Cofield that interpreted his ‘GSP-looked-small’ remarks to mean that Hughes was implying St. Pierre had been on steroids for previous bouts. While that might have been a little bit of a stretch, and Cofield admits as much, Hughes’ attempts at backtracking on his ‘boring’ remarks are hindered by the wonders of modern technology.

His exact words to interviewers with PWB Podcast: “I gotta be real honest though, I was kinda bored with the match.”

Woop. There it is.

Hughes also explains in this recent blog entry that fighting is his job, so it’s natural for him to get bored with it from time to time. Sort of like how you get bored at your job:

Some people just need to realize that this is what I do for a living. Now let’s take what you do for a living, go to a conference every month for a few years and see if you want to leave early during one of them.

See that? He’s relating to you on your level, corporate drones. Matt Hughes understands you.

But here’s what I’m wondering: if Hughes just walked out because he was slightly bored and wanted to avoid the crowd, why did he feel the need to go around telling people about it? He wrote it on his blog. He brought it up in the radio interview. Clearly, he wanted people to know.

Well, now they do. Probably best to let it go at that.

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Anonymous- August 20, 2008 at 4:49 am
@Better than you

WOw you must be the only Matt Hughes fan in existence. You can stand by an arrogant, idiotic fighter like that?

You must be in Love, love is blind.... i tell you hahah
Bootylam!- August 20, 2008 at 4:09 am
Hughes should keep his ignorant mouth shut. He talked shit about GSP, then got armbarred so bad he had to scream like a bitch to get out of it because he got so owned he couldn't even tap. GSP had mercy on him, he should have just beat him into human jelly. Then Hughes talked about Alves's skills, proceeded to get owned in that fight, then got knocked the fuck out for good measure. He should have taken a place of honor in the UFC pantheon, instead he hangs around sullying his legacy.
Barry McKockenner- August 20, 2008 at 12:32 am
god dam i hate that stupid fuckin hick .. go back to your farm and stay there you corn fed Grade A Douchbag.
The Real Truth- August 19, 2008 at 10:56 pm
no nonsense, no excuses? Most of what comes out of his blubbering idiot mouth is nonsense, and this latest blog entry was nothing but excuses for the nonsense he was spouting earlier.

All Midwestern collegiate wrestlers are repressed homosexuals.
RichFranklin4Prez- August 19, 2008 at 9:58 pm
Why do the writers on this site have such a hard on for ripping Matt Hughes? The guy is right in his opinion... the fight got ridiculously boring after the second round and if I were him with free tickets, I woulda left too. I hate traffic. I know Hughes can be arrogant at times and that criticism is justified. But I can't remember him being cast in a very positive light on this site in a very long time.
Ryan- August 19, 2008 at 9:28 pm
no offense guys, but that's pretty obviously a romo

his fingers disappear behind the pasted image

Anonymous- August 19, 2008 at 8:44 pm
frank trigg pic.....yet the aura of douche overwelms it well done matt
Dana White is a FAG- August 19, 2008 at 7:43 pm
This picture proves what most already know: Matt Whos is a HOMO! I always see him hanging on other guys in news interviews. He acts like he is playing with them but I think he is cop'n a feel! I think after he fails on the MMA scene he will become gay porns next big star!
better than you- August 19, 2008 at 7:39 pm
hes just point out that GSP is crap and no on e cares that hes champion hes not matt hughes and huges was a better champion thats all

GSP =trash
The Truth- August 19, 2008 at 7:32 pm
I posted the following on Hughe's blog...counting down the seconds until the Moderator removes it...but it is up for now

The Truth Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.

August 20th, 2008 at 3:47 pm
Serr is going to SMASH you.

You are too old, too slow, and have no MMA skills over then wrestling.

Matt Hughes - BIG HEADED farm boy, who used to back it up…now just gets KTFO by Alves and GSP
Fedor Emelianenko MMA instructional- August 19, 2008 at 6:11 pm
Matt Hughes is just plain jelous and is acting like a little spoiled girl that all of a sudden no one pays attention to.
NECROPHYTE- August 19, 2008 at 4:33 pm
Is that Frank"twinkle toes" Trigg naked?!!! ew
Matt "No Personality" Hughes- August 19, 2008 at 4:25 pm
AndyGriffithShow Opie lookin mofo right there.
fightfan- August 19, 2008 at 4:14 pm
What a fucking tool!!!! Now that he is a nobody getting his ass kicked by just about anyone in the division, really who does he think he is????

I am glad that he let his readers know that he left so he could "beat" traffic??? what a moron. Typical of the 12th grade wrestler in highschool talking crap on the 9 th that he cant even take on the "9th" grader he sound like even more of an ass
Marcel- August 19, 2008 at 3:53 pm
omg!!! what a friggen LOSER he is!!!

"my wife's not Jewish, but she sure is a Jew because she won't let me spend $$ on guns"-Matt Hughes http during interview @ ://

nuff said, what a jerk.
maud- August 19, 2008 at 3:39 pm
Hughes is a douche. Nuff said.
Rich- August 19, 2008 at 3:34 pm
Matt Hughes needs to change his haircut...
Markdog- August 19, 2008 at 3:30 pm
HAHAHA! Great Pic!
Anonymous- August 19, 2008 at 3:22 pm
xocgx- August 19, 2008 at 3:09 pm
To Matt's semi-defense, he's not known as a great communicator...he's known for his mid-west non nonsense, no excuses wording. He may not have meant anything offensive...he just might be thinking before he says or types out....
Smokey- August 19, 2008 at 2:56 pm
That first long quote from HUghes contradicts itself. What an idiot!