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Matt Hughes Lists His Top Three Career Highlights

February 15, 2013 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Matt Hughes recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his UFC career and more. Check out the highlights:

On his top three career moments: “Looking back right now, if I had to pick three?. When I beat Carlos Newton and won the title, when I beat Royce Gracie and when I beat B.J. Penn, just because he had me down and out and I came back and I won.”

On what he’ll miss most about fighting: “The biggest thing in the sport is all the good times I’ve had with my buddies. I have had so many good times with my friends in other countries, in the States. It’s amazing how much fun I’ve had.”

On whether he has any regrets: “It’d be pretty selfish of me to sit here and have regrets when I look at my life. I’ve done a lot. There’s going to be a lot of people, especially from my area, who have never traveled to another country, and here I’ve done all this. So I try not to have regrets because there’s no room for it and I don’t need to think about stuff like that…I would like to have competed in St. Louis or Chicago – some place that my fans, my home town, could have driven to.”

On if he’d be willing to fight again: “Even take away this job I’ve got now with the UFC, retirement was my best thing because the matches weren’t going like they should have been going. My wife had a lot to do with that. Dana White, who is like a brother to me, had a lot to do with that. So they guided me in the right way to get out of it. Because I’ll tell you what – if I had it my way, I’d have already competed since my last fight.”

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