twitter google

Matt Hughes Wishes He Had Been Able To Fight Anderson Silva

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes would likely have jumped at the opportunity recently presented to Georges St-Pierre.

The current UFC 170-pound champion St-Pierre turned down a super-fight with Anderson Silva for a match with Nick Diaz.

Hughes, who announced his formal retirement last week, told MMAjunkie.com Radio that he regrets not being able to face Silva in a champion vs. champion match.

“I always wanted to go up to 185 to put the belts together,” Hughes said.

Instead of facing Silva, Hughes went on to become one of the best welterweights ever, scoring himself an induction into the UFC’s Hall of Fame.

Hughes is now working with the UFC to help keep the fighters from taking drugs or banned substances. As far as a possible “final” fight, Hughes said, “I will not come back and be in the Octagon again.”

Silva made it well known that he was ready to fight St-Pierre, but that he would not move down to 170 pounds. GSP stated his desire to stay at welterweight, and agreed to face Diaz later this year.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia

Event Date: August 1, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 73: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux

Event Date: August 8, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 74: Holloway vs. Oliveira

Event Date: August 23, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

UFC Fight Night

Event Date: August 29, 2015
Broadcast: TBD

UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2

Event Date: September 5, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night

Event Date: September 19, 2015
Broadcast: TBD