07 JUL 2007 - 'The Matt Hughes Story'
2-Disc DVD Set Available Now!
New from Century Martial Arts:
Since his first mixed martial arts fight in 1996, Matt Hughes has traveled from Japan to Abu Dhabi and all across the U.S. to become the most dominate UFC® welterweight champion of all time. Watch highlights from some of his greatest UFC fights in this special 2-Disc set on The Matt Hughes Story.
In Disc 1, get a rare glimpse into the life behind this fighter's rough exterior. This personal biography includes exclusive interviews with Matt's twin brother, Mark, his parents, friends, college coaches, and many others. Also included is never-before-seen footage from one of Matt's first mixed martial arts fights with a prize of only $100.
Disc 2 of the series includes MMA instruction from nine-time UFC Welterweight World Champion Matt Hughes. Watch and learn as Matt teaches his training secrets and gives insight to the mixed martial arts game. Starting with basic concepts of knowing your environment, researching your opponent and choosing your corner men, Matt gives you tips on how to train for an upcoming fight. He goes over stand up fighting, kicks and closing the distance. Matt also includes instruction on his powerful and world-renowned ground game with training techniques on take-downs, defense to take-downs, striking on the ground, submissions and submission defense.
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02 MAy 2007 - Place Your Bid For A Chance to Train With Matt Hughes!
Knight Rifles Autographed Poster
Meet Team Hughes and get this special edition autographed poster:
136th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits
Friday, April 13, 2007
2 PM to 4 PM
Lobby of the America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri.
21 MAR 2007 - "Matt Sets Sights on Helping Children."
26 FEB 2007 - Fan Support Along Highway 16
If you are heading up to Columbus, OH and are driving along Illinois State Highway 16, then you will probably see a sign along the side of the road created by Mac Frederick of Shelbyville, IL. Mac created it to show his support for Matt and Team Hughes as Matt heads up to Ohio to begin cutting weight in preparation for his fight with Chris Lytle on Saturday.
Mac describes some of the symbolism he used, "If you dont know what the two symbols above Matt are, that's okay. For one, Matt is a Hank Williams Jr. fan and that is Hank's symbol. Plus, it is the identical symbol used for Ruger firearms cause Matt likes to shoot. And last but not least, the symbol itself is the Phoenix, which rose from the ashes. Which is kinda like what Matt is doing, he is rising again to claim what is his."
Matt, Mark and Marc Fiore (Matt's wrestling coach and cornerman), headed out for Ohio this afternoon and made a special stop to get some photos with the sign. Mac, his brother Mike and cousins Wes and Nate were there and sent in these photos.
Check out Mac's thread in the Forums for more photos and the whole story.
To help combat the current wave of MySpace imposters, Matt has decided to set up a real MySpace page; so that his fans will not be deceived by all the fake profiles. The goal of this account is to simply redirect MySpace traffic to this website, so we will not be filling it with exclusive content. It will merely act as a link to Matt's site.
So, www.matt-hughes.com is still the best way to get up to date news on Matt's career and family life. If you want to contact Matt directly, you can either send a message through the Webmaster or join our Forums.
Almost all of the fake accounts have been shut down; but there is still one left:
03 JAN 2007 - Matt's Next Fight is in Ohio
Matt is scheduled to fight in Columbus, Ohio for UFC 68: The Uprising. The event will take place Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus. There is no official word on who Matt's opponent will be at this time; but we will keep you updated as we learn more.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 9th and are available at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.ufc.com and by phone at (614) 431-3600. Tickets may also be purchased at the Blue Jackets Zones at the Chiller Dublin, Chiller Easton and Chiller North. (All tickets are subject to facility fee and service charges.)
UFC Fight Club members will be able to purchase tickets as early as January 6th at 10AM off the UFC website. Go to UFC.com for more details and ticket prices.
08 DEC 2006 - 60 Minutes Interview Airs Sunday, December 10th
20 NOV 2006 - Autographed Gloves Charity Auction
20 NOV 2006 - Fan Support As Strong As Ever After UFC 65
Despite losing in the second round to Georges St. Pierre on November 18th, Matt is still a champion in the eyes of his fans. Here is just a small sampling of the messages of support and appreciation that we have received since Saturday night.
(Messages may be edited for length or clarity)
I know you get a lot of messages a day, and are really busy, but I just really wanted to let you know how huge of a fan I am of yours. I am sorry about your loss to GSP! You are my hero, I cannot even begin to tell you how much I look up to you. I wish I had your mental toughness so bad. Same goes for your work ethic. You are definitely my role model, and I am really trying to work to become like you. You are so awesome and you will ALWAYS be my favorite fighter. That will never change. I wish you the best and I cant wait to see you fight GSP again and take your belt back!
I train in martial arts myself and have been following the MMA for sometime now and I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that you are one of the most upstanding class acts in all of sports today. I enjoy watching you win and how you handle yourself and also when you lose. I don't know you personally, but from what I have seen you show Christ's likeness in your actions and words. There are a lot of athletes that claim Christ, but to watch them you would question their claim, this is not true of you, you walk the walk. I did not enjoy seeing you lose, however we both know that God is in control and He has a plan for everything. I hope you recover quickly and enjoy some down time with your family. May God Bless all that you do and that you would do what God blesses.
I just wanted to congratulate Matt on his warrior and champion spirit, even in the face of a loss. As I have said before, it is not the MMA record that makes the man, it is the heart and character. Thank you Matt for always demonstrating the heart of Christ in all you say and do. Enjoy the holidays with your family remembering your many blessings and know that we will be here to rally behind you with prayers and support for whatever you decide to do next!
I just wanted to say that Matt is still "our champion!!" God be with you always Matt. Even in defeat, you are one of the most gracious people I've ever seen. We all know that sometimes you get beat, even if you're the best at what you do. I can't wait to see your next fight, whomever it might be against. Soon, you will hold that belt again !!
Regardless of what happened at UFC 65, you are the true Champion in all of our minds. You embody what it is a to be an Champion for the USA and a World Champion. You carried the belt not only with a record number of defenses, but also with record class. You gave us all a pride that inspired...a country boy will always survive. The belt will come back from Canada...we believe in you.
Matt has been my idol/hero since UFC 22, and I will never doubt him, even in loss. I dont care if he was going up against Godzilla, I would believe in him. Seeing him lose tonight was probably the worst night of my life, I don't even know if I can turn on a UFC PPV anymore, knowing Hughes isn't the welterweight champion. I respect GSP, and he did good, and deserved the win, but Hughes is my hero, and I will always look up to him no matter what, and no matter what anyone says. I'm always there to defend him, and cheer him on. God bless Matt Hughes, and everything he's done for the sport of MMA, he is a true MMA Legend, and a true american hero, and no matter what he will always be my #1 favorite fighter. I want him to know that he will always, no matter what, have one fan out there (me).
Matt, you are always going to be the champ the belt is just a symbol. You're an inspiration to thousands in victory as well in defeat. A person can grow considerably from loss. Tonight you were set back but not destroyed, keep your chin up, we (I'm) proud of you. In this world there's a lot of uncertainties but there's two things you can be certain of tonight, winning or losing in the octagon doesn't matter, the Lord Jesus still loves you. I am still with you my man and wish you the best. Your greatest battle wasn't tonight, it's the next couple of days; but you have a champions heart so I know you'll prevail. FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT.
Please remember that all your fans do not support you because you are the champion. We support you because of who you are inside not what you wear around your waist. You are a fantastic role model, a hard worker and a giving person. You will regain that belt when the time is right
We are still proud of you and the fight. It's like you said at the end of the day it doesn't matter about the belt, your greatest prize is your family. Great job! Your heart overpowers any fight, belt or championship. You are truly the greatest hero to all that know you and that is all that matters.
We are real proud of you and we know that whether it's in the Octagon or out in the ministry field, God has big plans for you. Continue to follow Jesus and you can't go wrong. I'd love to see you in the octagon again with the belt (since you are it's rightful owner!!) but more importantly you need to follow wherever God leads you. Good luck and God bless.
Still the champ in our eyes..... You're always gonna be a winner because Jesus lives in your heart!!! Can't wait to see you fight again!!!