Now that he’s officially retired, former welterweight great Matt Hughes has decided to stay on with the UFC in an executive role as the Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations. In his position, Hughes will be responsible for providing insight to fighters on how to perform like true professionals, addressing behavior issues when they arise. Additionally, Hughes is expected to represent the UFC to government officials when dealing with regulatory issues based on his expertise.
The Hall of Fame fighter spoke about his new career in a press release announcing the news, expressing excitement about his responsibilities.
“This is something that the UFC is implementing because they really care about their athletes. I’ve experienced ups and downs in my career and found that the UFC has supported me every step of the way. I understand the pressures and responsibilities that go along with being a professional athlete. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to provide insight and perspective on behalf of athletes and the organization.”
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