“I would love to figure that out, that blood thirsty kill freak. I can’t stand the dude… I’d love to get a shot at him, but the thing with Matt Hughes is I don’t like him as a person, but I can’t help but respect him as a fighter. He achieved a lot and I enjoyed watching him fight when he was at his peak… The thing is, at this stage in his career, I know he’s past his peak. I know he’s not looked great in his last few fights, and maybe he’s kind of winding down… I would love to fight him and, if he was willing to take the fight, I would by all means love to get in there and put it on him, but I’m not going to chase after the guy cause he has passed his peak and he may not want to a fight against someone who doesn’t like him as much as me.”
— Dan Hardy on MMA Weekly Radio talking about Matt Hughes
Well someone clearly isn’t a Matt Hughes fan, at least not of Matt Hughes the hunter. That’s what Dan Hardy was referring to when he called Hughes a “blood thirsty kill freak.” Hardy says he actually doesn’t have a problem with hunting as long as it “serves a purpose,” but he thought it was completely unnecessary when Hughes killed a wild bobcat and posted the photo seen above last year, hence “blood thirsty kill freak.”
I’m usually down for seeing a fight when fighters have a legitimate problem with other fighters, but I’m not so sure about this one. Hughes has lost his last two fights via knockout. I don’t want to see a third.
Anyone interested in Hardy-Hughes?
Image via Matt Hughes