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Matt Hughes Talks Thiago Silva And Future Plans

Matt Hughes gives his thoughts on his fight with Thiago Silva this past Saturday:

I’ve got one more fight on my UFC contract. I’m wanting to fight Matt Serra (but that’s for the UFC to decide). We’ll see what happens and decide after that fight what I’m going to do. My nose has about 4 or 5 stitches, I couldn’t count when he put them in. My left knee is pretty messed up, I’m going to have to get it looked at. Thiago was very nice after the fight, he seems to be a very good guy. I like that, we’ve always got along good.

I think I need to work on my wrestling, especially my shot. I need to be able to take people down. When people are close enough to punch me, I need to be able to shoot effectively and take them down. One thing I don’t like about this loss is that I’ve got to go back to my gym and try and teach after I didn’t do a very good job myself. At least, I can lead by example, break down my fight and really work on the things I need to work on and they can see that. It’s been 8 years since I’ve lost two fights in a row. So, the way I look at it, I’ve got one more fight to prove myself. After that I don’t know, I’ll talk to the UFC and we’ll come up with what we think is the best for both of us.

When I find out more about my knee, I’ll fill you in.