Matt Hughes Considering a Comeback Fight Against Royce Gracie
UFC Hall of Fame member and former welterweight champion Matt Hughes recently spoke with Joe Buck on the “Undeniable with Joe Buck” show and revealed something rather surprising. The 43-year-old Hughes revealed that he could be in talks with an MMA organization, that is not the UFC, about fighting a former rival.
“If I could find an opponent that I think I could beat, I would go again…. I might even be talking to an organization about that. I’m not saying I am (for sure). The guy I’m talking about fighting may have been in this chair.”
The man Hughes was referring to is MMA legend Royce Gracie, a man Hughes fought and defeated at UFC 60 back in 2006. The fight was a one-sided affair as Hughes got Gracie on the ground and pounded on him until he got the first round TKO victory.
The organization that would have this fight take place is very likely Bellator, the organization Royce Gracie most recently fought in.
Time will tell if this fight comes to fruition.