According to an Oct. 15 report from MMAMania.com, UFC veteran Matt Hughes is considering retirement.
“I’ve not announced my retirement, but right now it looks like I’m fully retired,” Hughes said. “The UFC still treats me well so I can be retired. It’s just funny, when God puts you on a road, you don’t know where you are going. I have all the faith that he put me there, and I have to thank him for that.”
Hughes said he’s enjoying his downtime with hunting and spending time in the great outdoors.
“I’ve got a hunting show, which I love, on The Outdoor Channel,” Hughes said. “I’ll stay with the hunting show. I like to travel. I like to hunt, so that suits me well. I’m helping my brother with the family farm. Right now, he is in the combine cutting beans. I still am very close to the family farm.”
Hughes added that he’s still involved in MMA, mostly by training other fighters.
“I love to train, but as far as having a gym where you have to live in it, I would rather live with my family,” Hughes said. “I want to raise my kids more than coaching. I do some stints on coaching, but I’ve got other things I want to do.”
Hughes, 39, hasn’t entered the cage since losing to Josh Koscheck at UFC 135 in Sept. of 2011.