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Matt Hughes Moving Way Up in Weight

You may have thought that Fedor’s bee story was the joke, but Matt Hughes is the one enjoying the April Fool’s Day hilarity. It’s not quite like Fightlinker’s pony tomfoolery, the Tommy Lee vs. Kid Rock UFC fight, or the bastard in the forums who kept Rick Rollin’ everyone — I got it twice and had to shut my computer down, Bastard — but here is Matt’s blog entry from today:

Well, for a long time I’ve talked about going up in weight class and I’ve decided to finally do it. Only I’m not going up to 185, I’m going up to 205 to fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in June. I’m bulking up now and packing on muscle and I’m thinking that it will be nice to not have to cut weight for a change. I think it’s a great match-up for me and I’ve told Dana that if I win this, then I want a shot at the 205 title next.

Sorry for the short blog this week, I’m here in Colorado helping Tommy get ready for his fight, so I’ll try to have more for you all next week. I just wanted to break the big news. -matt

You’d think Matt would’ve picked a fake opponent who hadn’t already backed out of a June fight because of injury for his “joke.” I also don’t want him to shoot me for pointing that out. So let’s take this a step further: imagine Matt going up even further in weight against, say the recently UFC-departed Tim Sylvia. I’d guess it would end in Matt running for his life.

Wonder what little Matty had in that backpack? Snacks, juice boxes, and the latest Harry Potter novel would be my guess. As for the other most hated fool from the UFC, it’s always fun to be reminded again about Big Tim’s fear of spiders and love of girlie drinks.

Happy Fool’s Day to all.

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mmacoach- April 1, 2008 at 4:45 pm
Actually, I do give a shit if you go up in weight. Go to 85s and have Anderson embarass you, or better yet, let Rampage smash you into a bloody pulp at 205s. Go up Matt, please... why joke about it if you won't do it?
mmacoach- April 1, 2008 at 4:43 pm
Wow, funny joke Matt. If they weighed ego, you'd be fighting super-heavies. Like anybody gives a shit if you go up in weight. Didn't a 55er choke you out and take your belt?
Anonymous- April 1, 2008 at 10:34 am
I'm still waiting for F-in Hughes vs Serra.
Jemaleddin- April 1, 2008 at 12:18 am
OH MY GOD would I love to see Hughes vs. Sylvia. That would make my lifetime. It's like a can't lose situation: no matter what happens, a douche-bag is taking a beating.
tony@rbd- March 31, 2008 at 11:39 pm
matt skampers like a champ