Category Archives: Hall of Fame

Matt Hughes: Retiring and Accepting a New UFC Post

Dana White has offered Matt Hughes the new position of UFC Vice President of Athletic Development and Government Relations.  The UFC has decided to keep the very talented Hughes on the payroll much like they have with fighters like Chuck Liddell.  The hope is to keep these talented fighters around in order to act as an inspiration and mentor to many of the up and coming fighters looking to make a name for themselves in the sport.

Dana White starts the video off with high praise for the UFC hall of famer, in it he states, “There were always a few guys that I could count on and Matt Hughes was one of those guys.”

According to an article on MMA Weekly Matt Hughes is quoted saying, “I love this sport and the new position is the best way for me to stay in it moving forward. I look forward to using my experience in providing a perspective for both the UFC and the fighters.”

Either way Matt it was a privilege to watch your fight career and we wish you the best in your new position.  Check out the announcement videos below for more information.

Tito Ortiz Inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame: Video

After 15 years, a long title run and some seriously questionable actions against his boss, Dana White, UFC former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz is now inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Love him or hate him he will now be immortalized into mma, due in part to an excellent ground and pound game that helped catapult him into the top ranks of the UFC.  Watch the induction video below.