(Well, it could be worse, I guess; my kid could be a Brock fan.")
The former UFC welterweight champ wrote on his blog this week that the outcome of the fight has him more closely considering retirement.
Here what Hughes’ thoughts are on the situation:
"A lot of people have been asking about the fight and how I am doing. Of course, the fight didn’t go like I had planned it. I knew BJ was going to be in shape, but I didn’t know he was going to come in with a game plan and really look for my tendencies. I think BJ knew I was going to come in throwing my jab and I think he had a game plan for that," Hughes explains. "He hit me with a hard right hand that I never saw coming. It’s funny how styles make fights and I’m not at all like Frankie Edgar. So it just kind of stinks that BJ came off two losses and then ended up beating me in less than 30 seconds. I knew BJ was going to be tough that first round. I was trying to get him into the second and the third round where I could wear on him, slow him down and soften him up a little bit; but it just didn’t go that way."
"I don’t know what I’ll do now. I’m definitely going to take the winter off and some of the spring," he says. "I had three fights this year, so I’ve just got some other things I want to do; but I will say that this was one big step closer to retirement for me."
Before we all go believing that we may have seen the last of "Ol’ Country Breakfast" in the Octagon, keep in mind this isn’t the first time Hughes got his ass kicked and said he may be done fighting.
Following back to back losses at the hands of welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and Thiago Alves, Hughes, who was 1-3 in four fights at the time hinted that if he lost his UFC 98 bout with Matt Serra, that he may hang up the gloves.
The scenario never played out.
So unless Hughes gets beat decisively two more times, don’t expect the 37-year-old Hilsborough, Illinois native to retire to his farm any time soon.