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Happy Birthday Matt and Mark!

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Don’t forget to wish Matt and Mark a happy 40th birthday today!

Help Say ‘Thank You’ to Our Troops

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Trinity Oaks

Trinity Oaks has selected FOUR amazing veterans
to go on a trip of a lifetime to AFRICA!

The hunt has been 100% donated by OMUJEVE SAFARIS in Namibia.

But…
WE NEED HELP TO COVER THE COST OF THEIR AIRFARE!

Wheels-n-Motion Photo
(Photo courtesy of Weels-n-Motion Blog)

Please, help us say ‘thank you’
to these worthy heroes
by donating a few dollars to Trinity Oaks.

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THANK YOU!

Matt Announces His Retirement and Takes On A New Role With the UFC

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

From UFC.com:

HALL OF FAMER MATT HUGHES JOINS UFC FRONT OFFICE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Matt Hughes, the legendary Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) Hall of Famer and former two-time welterweight champion, officially announced his retirement from UFC competition today. He has eagerly accepted a new role as he joins the organization’s front office, taking the newly created position of Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations.

To coincide with this appointment, UFC has also created a clear set of athlete guidelines, or Conduct Policy, memorializing the values long held by the organization. As ambassadors of the sport and the organization, UFC athletes have always been held to a high standard. The UFC recognizes that athletes face both professional and personal pressures, and with health and safety paramount, the Conduct Policy coupled with the new resource Hughes will provide in his role, best positions UFC athletes for a successful career and post-UFC future.

“Hughes will be an invaluable resource for UFC athletes,” Lawrence Epstein, UFC COO, said. “Leveraging the background and expertise he gained over a Hall of Fame career, Hughes will be dedicated to providing guidance on a wide range of issues athletes face inside and outside of the Octagon®. This includes understanding the heightened social responsibility that comes with being in the public eye, to best practices when dealing with endorsements or managing finances, to the basic daily challenges of staying healthy during training, as well as the need to steer clear of illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs. In addition to his work with UFC athletes, Hughes will engage with state athletic commissions and international federations to provide regulatory insight from the perspective of a professional athlete.”

“This is something that the UFC is implementing because they really care about their athletes,” Hughes said. “I’ve experienced ups and downs in my career and found that the UFC has supported me every step of the way. I understand the pressures and responsibilities that go along with being a professional athlete. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to provide insight and perspective on behalf of athletes and the organization.”

“Matt is one of those guys that was there from the early days and helped grow MMA to the modern, professional sport it is today,” UFC president Dana White said. “He has been in the sport since the late 1990s and really seen it all. Matt is a two-time world champion in the UFC, he’s coached The Ultimate Fighter® reality series twice, has fought all over the world and has been in every situation a fighter can be in. Matt’s expertise makes him highly qualified for this.”

As a two-time UFC welterweight champion (2001 to 2004, 2004 to 2006), Hughes brings a wealth of experience to the role. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University where he was a two-time All-American NCAA Division I wrestler, Hughes began his mixed martial arts career in 1998, and would go on to not only be the first man to regain the UFC’s welterweight championship, but also compete all over the United States as well as Japan, England, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait while cementing his reputation as one of the all-time greats. In recognition of his enormous contribution to the sport both inside and outside the Octagon, Hughes became the eighth man to be inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame in May 2010.

Hughes is also a successful businessman outside of the Octagon, having run an agricultural company parallel to his fighting career. His charitable and community involvement includes mentoring and helping young people of his hometown Hillsboro, Ill. travel for mission trips.

The announcement of Matt’s retirement starts at the 11:20 mark and ends at the 20:45 mark of the following video:

Happy Birthday Matt and Mark!

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Don’t forget to wish Matt and Mark a happy birthday today!

TROPHY HUNTERS TV® Wins EMMY Award

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

San Antonio, Texas – Texas Trophy Hunters Association™ (TTHA) is proud to announce that its television show, TROPHY HUNTERS TV®, has been awarded a Lone Star Emmy Award for excellence in video editing.

The Lone Star EMMY Chapter is part of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television broadcasting industry and the gatekeepers of the prestigious regional EMMY Awards in Texas. TTHA is honored to have won the category, Editor – Program (non-news).

“This is a great honor that represents the awesome work of Editor, Preston Janis and our entire production team and host, Matt Hughes,” states Joe Betar, TTHA President. “Winning three Telly Awards and now a Lone Star Emmy Award in 2011, demonstrates that we are reaching our goals for excellence in production. Thank you to our viewers and program sponsors Nikon® Sport Optics, Mossy Oak® Brand Camo, Cuddeback® Digital, Barnes® Bullets, Browning®, Otis® Technology, Big & J Industries, Barnett® Crossbows, MB Ranch King Blinds and Morrell Targets.”

“Congratulations to Preston Janis for his award winning editing work on TROPHY HUNTERS TV®,” states Dean Schanbaum, Director of TROPHY HUNTERS TV® and TTHA’s First Take Media television production department.  “This award reveals the caliber of talented individuals who make up our entire post production team. It is truly an honor to work with such gifted people.”

TROPHY HUNTERS TV®, winner of three Telly Awards at the 32nd Annual Telly Awards, features host 9X UFC® Welterweight Champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes. Matt’s love of the outdoors guides viewers through stories and exciting hunting adventures-both his own and those of others. More than just the pursuit of wild game, Trophy Hunters TV® blends compelling storytelling with exciting hunting action, featuring Texas deer hunting and adventures from around the world including bow hunting, trophy elk hunting, bear hunting and more.

TROPHY HUNTERS TV® airs exclusively on Outdoor Channel, Saturdays at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST (check your provider for additional air days and times). Outdoor Channel may be found on DirecTV Channel 606, Dish Network Channel 396 or check your local cable provider for additional listings. To see the complete show schedule, a complete listing of upcoming episodes and to watch show samples, log on to TTHA.com.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Just a quick note wanting to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day holiday.

You Can Help Matt Hughes and Trophy Hunters TV® Win “Fan Favorite” Golden Moose Awards

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

San Antonio, Texas – Texas Trophy Hunters Association™ (TTHA) needs your help to make TROPHY HUNTERS TV®, a contender for the 2011 Golden Moose Awards.

Each year, Outdoor Channel viewers choose their favorite outdoor television show as a Golden Moose “Fan Favorite.” Voting for the Golden Moose Award, “Fan Favorite” begins Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Viewers are encouraged to log on to www.OutdoorChannel.com to cast their votes for TROPHY HUNTERS TV® (you can also copy and paste this address in your browser bar: http://www.outdoorchannel.com/content_norail.aspx?id=7161 ) in the FAN FAVORITE voting. Voting will continue until December 26, 2011.

Please vote for TTHA in the following categories:

Best Host/Personality: TROPHY HUNTERS TV® – Matt Hughes

Best Hunting Series: TROPHY HUNTERS TV®

Best Overall: TROPHY HUNTERS TV®

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Winner of three Telly Awards at the 32nd Annual Telly Awards and a 2011 Lone Star Emmy Award, TROPHY HUNTERS TV® features 9X UFC® Welterweight Champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes as host. Matt’s love of the outdoors captivates viewers through stories and exciting hunting adventures-both his own and those of others. More than just the pursuit of wild game, Trophy Hunters TV® blends compelling storytelling with exciting hunting action, featuring Texas deer hunting and adventures from around the world including bow hunting, trophy elk hunting, bear hunting and more. TROPHY HUNTERS TV® is sponsored by Nikon® Sport Optics, Mossy Oak® Brand Camo, Cuddeback® Digital, Barnes® Bullets, Browning®, Otis® Technology, Big & J Industries, Barnett® Crossbows, MB Ranch King Blinds and Morrell Targets

To see the complete show schedule, a complete listing of upcoming episodes and to watch show samples, log on to OutdoorChannel.com.

TROPHY HUNTERS TV® airs exclusively on Outdoor Channel, Saturdays at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST (check your provider for additional air days and times). Outdoor Channel may be found on DirecTV Channel 606, Dish Network Channel 396 or check your local cable provider for additional listings. 

Happy Birthday Matt and Mark!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Happy Birthday 2011

October 13th is Matt and Mark’s birthday (it’s also their dad’s birthday) so don’t forget to wish them a Happy Birthday here or in the forums.

September 11, 2001 – Never Forget

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Ground Zero Cross

As you all know, today marks 10 years since 9/11. Please pray for all those families who lost loved ones in the attack and continue to pray for those who are serving overseas protecting us from future attacks.

Matt on Twitter

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Tweeted at 6:10 PM CT, Tuesday, September 6, 2011:
I just got off the phone with DW and it looks like Josh for the 24th. (Follow Matt on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/matthughes9x )

Tweeted at 2:26 PM CT, Tuesday, September 6, 2011:
Still waiting to hear back from the UFC. I have said “yes” to facing either Koscheck or Fitch at UFC 135. I should know more later. (Follow Matt on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/matthughes9x )