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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.

Dana White’s Interview about Rampage

In a recent interview Dana White tells Inside MMA correspondent Ron Kruck all about his relationship with Rampage Jackson.  At one point Dana goes as far to say, “If Rampage Jackson is unhappy here and hates working here or whatever the situation is then he should go somewhere where he’s happy.”  Dana White goes on to state that he thinks Rampage is handling the media poorly and being a roller coaster.  With all that being stated The UFC President admits that Rampage is an MMA icon and wherever Rampage goes he’ll be happy for him.  Check out the entire interview posted by HDNetFights:

No More UFC on Pay Per View?

With the UFC topping the charts for pay-per-view sporting events, why would the UFC be foreseeing the day when fights would no longer be on pay-per-view?  In a recent interview, however, Dana White stated that could very well be a possible future.  With a constantly changing landscape in the media and how people receive and view their favorite television shows, movies and sport events it would be a large mistake to not adapt with the media and continue to enjoy a profitable future.  In an interview posted on MMAJunkie.com, Dana White had this to say, “Lorenzo and I talk about this all the time – I do believe there will be a day when this probably isn’t pay-per-view,”  he stated “A lot of people believe everything is going to go to the Internet, like now when you buy your cable, and there’s basic cable and you add other stations, we’re probably going to get to a point where you can pick exactly what you want,” White said. “So it’s very interesting to see where all this goes over the next several years.”

It seems the UFC president would sooner take a proactive approach to possible dwindling numbers, or it could be that with the new deal placed at Fox, Dana White and the UFC have other motives in mind.  Whatever the case we can rest assured knowing that the sport will continue to grow and that these excellent match ups will remain highly accessible.

Pre-Fight Press Conference for UFC on Fox 3

Check out the recent press conference from the UFC promoting then upcoming UFC on Fox 3 event.  Saturday May 5, 2012 marks the date for what could seriously be a barn burner when Nate Diaz meets Jim Miller, in the octagon, for a fight that should dictate who gets a title shot. The conference begins at about the ten minute mark.