Former UFC Welterweight champion and current TUF 6 coach Matt Hughes recently sat down with Ben Zeidler of MMAMadness to discuss a number of topics. Below are some of the highlights from that discussion:
Hughes on his upcoming fight with rival TUF 6 coach Matt Serra:
I don’t know how I’m going to beat him, but you can bet that I’ll find a way. You can’t predict how you’re going to end a fight, you just go in with the best game plan you have and find a way to win.
Hughes on the prospects of another match up with Georges St. Pierre:
Hughes: I don’t want to look past Serra, but if I get to fight Georges again, things will change. Definitely. I will definitely change my stand up and maybe my take downs. I only tried one take down in our last fight and I didn’t even give it 100%. I promise that lots will change.
Hughes on his biggest win to date:
The second [fight] against BJ. He beat me before so it was a really big win to get that back. He walks around thinking he can beat heavyweights, so it was good to just beat him up.
Hughes on his other prospects for future fights before retirement:
I don’t think I’d want a retirement fight. I’ve toyed with going up to 185, but I don’t know if I’d do that. I wanted to fight Diego because he used to run his mouth, but he stopped that recently. He seems like an all right guy. Also, Diego hasn’t won in a while, so it wouldn’t be that big of a deal to fight him.
For the full transcript of this interview click here.