Matt Hughes (fighter)
Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973) is an American retired mixed martial artist, NJCAA and UFC Hall of Fame inductee, and former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion. During his tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hughes put together two separate six-fight winning streaks, defeated all the available opposition in the welterweight division, defended the belt seven times (a record he shares with Georges St-Pierre), and continues to hold the record for most wins in the UFC. He remains the first of only two men to ever defeat Georges St-Pierre .
During his reign, Hughes was widely considered the #1 pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world. Hughes is also regarded by many analysts and several media outlets as the greatest welterweight fighter of all time, as well as one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in the sport's history.
He has also had the second-most number of fights in the UFC with 25, behind Tito Ortiz (27). However, Hughes holds the record for most UFC wins with 18. Hughes was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on May 2010 during the UFC Fan Expo in conjunction with UFC 114.
A long-time member of Miletich Fighting Systems, Hughes left the Miletich camp in late 2007 to start Team Hughes. In 2008, Hughes published his autobiography, Made in America, which made the New York Times bestseller list. In 2011, Hughes became host of Outdoor Channel's Trophy Hunters TV.
Famous quotes containing the words matt and/or hughes:
“Ive got to go. Thats one of the penalties of being a doctor. I never seem to finish a conversation.”
—Robert M. Fresco, and Jack Arnold. Dr. Matt Hastings (John Agar)
“Coming about its own business
Till, with a sudden sharp hot stink of fox
It enters the dark hole of the head.
The window is starless still; the clock ticks,
The page is printed.”
—Ted Hughes (b. 1930)