Matt Hughes says that he is “fully retired”

Back in August, UFC President Dana White said he would like to see former welterweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes call it a career and the fighter has apparently done that.

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Hughes talked to the Daily Gate City in Iowa that he has not officially announced he is retired, but says he is fully retired.

“I’ve not announced my retirement, but right now it looks like I’m fully retired,” Hughes said. “The UFC still treats me well so I can be retired. It’s just funny, when God puts you on a road, you don’t know where you are going. I have all the faith that he put me there, and I have to thank him from that.”

Hughes (45-9) was a two time UFC welterweight division and successfully defended the title seven times. He has the most wins in the UFC (18) and had two separate six fight win streaks in the organization.

If he does stay retired, he will end his career with two straight defeats and both of the losses were by knockout in the first round to BJ Penn and Josh Koscheck.