Matt Hughes had some interesting remarks concerning UFC titles during a recent fan chat he hosted on the promotions site.
Hughes, a former two-time UFC welterweight champion, successfully defended the title seven times. However, he feels as though each time, he should have been presented with a new world title.
“I was big on always going out and winning a new belt,” Hughes said. “I never thought of it as defending a belt. I always thought of it as winning a new one. I think when people are trying to defend, they’re not as exciting and they don’t have as much drive as a guy trying to go out and win a new belt.”
Do you agree with Hughes? Personally, I feel like each champion fighter – especially a guy like Georges St-Pierre – views each title match as a new one.