Fans have been left wondering what UFC welterweight Matt Hughes’ next move would be after the iconic former champion suffered his second straight knockout loss in a September bout against Josh Koscheck. After the fight many, including UFC President Dana White, felt Hughes had likely stepped foot inside the Octagon for the final time in his storied career, while Hughes himself left the door slightly open for a potential return but remained noncommittal in general.
Hughes updated the world while sitting in during this week’s episode of UFC Tonight where he said he still hadn’t made his mind up but expected to come to a decision in the immediate future.
“I’m at a crossroads. I’ve gotta figure out what I’m gonna do,” Hughes explained, adding he’d asked for the Fall/Spring off to think about his future and now needed to sit down with his bosses to iron out the specifics.
As far as who the 38-year old wants to fight if he does give it another go, Hughes mentioned Thiago Alves as a possibility in hopes of earning some redemption after facing “The Pitbull” on short notice in 2008, losing the bout via TKO.
“I’d love to fight a guy who has already beat me, to be honest,” said Hughes. “That’d maybe me a fight I’d look for.”
Watch the full interview below:
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