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NateR
08-07-2009, 09:29 PM
From Matt's Blog:

Well, this week I had a lot going on. I've been waiting for pictures from Nicole Jones, so if you want to complain about the late blog, email her at the DrivenTV website (http://www.drivenhunter.com/Contact/tabid/81/Default.aspx).

Last Tuesday through Thursday, Joey and I went to Texas, so he could go gar fishing, with a bow, and hog hunting. We had a great time, Joey got a couple of gar, nothing big enough to mount, and he also got several hogs. The last hog Joey shot, he was with Uncle David, and I was told that the shot was 450 yards. Here are a few pictures from gar fishing:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/IMG00091.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/IMG00086.jpg

We came back Thursday, then Friday I left for Houston for the Houston Hunters Extravaganza show with Texas Trophy Hunters (http://www.ttha.com/). To keep me company on this trip, I took my two favorite uncles: Uncle Bob and Uncle Z. It's nice to have somebody with me, so I wasn't traveling by myself. The Houston show went well with Pat and Nicole, from DrivenTV (http://www.drivenhunter.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx), being there. Of course, they had to have some fun, so that night they told the staff at our restaurant that it was my birthday. So here are a few pictures from that trip as well:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/DSCN3566.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/DSCN3591.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/DSCN3593.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/DSCN3609.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/DSCN3616.jpg

Wednesday, Mark and I went up to GSI (http://www.grainsystems.com/) and took a tour of one of their factories. You'll be hearing more about them down the road.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/GSI-group.jpg

Well, I've still not talked with the UFC on my next fight or even my next contract; but as soon as I find something out I'll let everyone know. Another question I've been asked is about the gym. It's doing very well and this summer has been very good for it. The location of the gym has been great because so many people have been flying into St. Louis and staying with us for a week or a month at a time. It's been good that I don't have a fight coming up, so I can really concentrate on the fighters in my practices.

This weekend is UFC 101, the two main fights are BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian and Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin. I think BJ will have the advantage in his fight and he's going to be able to dictate and fight at his own pace. I think Anderson will have an advantage in his fight, but I think the matchup is very interesting. I think Forrest is going to have a style that is going to make Anderson throw and maybe put Anderson on a little bit of defense. I don't think Forrest is going to be scared to get in there and mix it up with him. Just a couple of my insights on Saturday night.

For those of you who might be interested, I set up a Facebook page earlier this week. There are a few people on Facebook pretending to be me, so I thought it was time to start up a real account to help shut down the imposters. Feel free to send in a friend request, but all of my weekly updates will still be coming from this website. Like my MySpace page, I'll only use Facebook to help promote special events. You can access my Facebook page from here:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Hughes/645140647

Also, this has been around for a while, but just in case anyone here hasn't seen it yet, here is the link to my MySpace page:
http://www.myspace.com/hughesmatthew


Finally, here's the Bible verse for the week:

Do not repay evil with evil, or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:9)

-matt

Crisco
08-07-2009, 09:35 PM
Great blog Matt.

Always appreciate them.

God bless buddy and congratz on having a great boy.

Mac
08-07-2009, 09:38 PM
Hey , Weve been pouring concrete at the new mexican restraunt here in town , And they are looking for waiters. I think youll fit right in haha ha/

http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/DSCN3593.jpg

TexasRN
08-07-2009, 09:44 PM
Mmmm, good Mexican food.....I am going to TX at the end of the month so I have to be sure to stop by my fave restaurant down there to eat. Seeing you in that hat makes me think that I'd pay real good money to see you dance the sombrero dance while singing La Cucaracha. :happydancing:



~Amy

Boomer
08-07-2009, 09:45 PM
450 yards!!! :scared0015: Dang, WARRRR JOEY !! :w00t:

:laugh:

Good Blog brotha

In that pic with you and Mark you have less ... neck, I guess then when I saw you last in Vegas. Hitt'n the weights pretty hard?

I pick Forrest and K-flow ... I'll probably see 101 a day later then ya'll ... they normally show them the next day out here for free which is awesome of the UFC to do ... so I might not hop on here until after I;ve watched. :laugh:

Llamafighter
08-07-2009, 10:02 PM
Good blog!
funny pics too. That Gar that Joey is posing with looks pretty darn big. How big do they have ot be to mount?
That 450 yard shot is incredible. Good shooting, Joey.

I agree with your picks. I got silva by KO in 2nd round, and BJ by decision or sub in the 3.

Chuck
08-07-2009, 10:09 PM
Good blog!
funny pics too. That Gar that Joey is posing with looks pretty darn big. How big do they have ot be to mount?
That 450 yard shot is incredible. Good shooting, Joey.

I agree with your picks. I got silva by KO in 2nd round, and BJ by decision or sub in the 3.

I was thinking the same thing about the fish... looks big enough to me.... or Joey is really, really small!!

BTW... K-Flo and Griffin:cool:

TENNESSEAN
08-07-2009, 10:10 PM
sounds like Joey got that box of skill Mac was talkin bout in the other Thread.
way ta go buddy.
I think Joey should start takin Matt huntin after that shot.

TexasRN
08-07-2009, 10:20 PM
BJ and Forrest. Not a fan of BJ but I think he'll win this one. I really, really want Forrest to win.


~Amy

Neezar
08-07-2009, 10:53 PM
The first time that I caught a Gar it jumped straight up out of the water while I was reeling it in. I only caught a glimpse so I was yelling, "Look! I caught a swordfish!" Hubby was laughing his butt off. He said, "What makes you think there would be swordfish in a lake?" :laugh:



:dry:

Neezar
08-07-2009, 10:55 PM
I agree with your picks. I just hope Forrest doesn't cry and run from the octagon like a girl. :unsure-1:


I also love the bible verse. I need to write that down and tape it to my computer. :laugh:



p.s. Why haven't I heard from you lately? :mellow:



:biggrin-1:

Chuck
08-08-2009, 12:08 AM
I agree with your picks. I just hope Forrest doesn't cry and run from the octagon like a girl. :unsure-1:


I also love the bible verse. I need to write that down and tape it to my computer. :laugh:



p.s. Why haven't I heard from you lately? :mellow:



:biggrin-1:

I'm glad you like my picks!! GO K-FLO AND GRIFFIN!!!! :punch:


Enjoy the Bible verse.. it's a good one.


I've been a little busy.... sorry!!


:D :D

MattHughesRocks
08-08-2009, 02:45 AM
Excuse me Missy? :angry:

I agree with your picks. I just hope Forrest doesn't cry and run from the octagon like a girl. :unsure-1:


I also love the bible verse. I need to write that down and tape it to my computer. :laugh:



p.s. Why haven't I heard from you lately? :mellow:



:biggrin-1:

Neezar
08-08-2009, 04:17 AM
Excuse me Missy? :angry:


Please don't kill me. Take Ben instead.

Neezar
08-08-2009, 04:18 AM
I'm glad you like my picks!! GO K-FLO AND GRIFFIN!!!! :punch:


Enjoy the Bible verse.. it's a good one.


I've been a little busy.... sorry!!


:D :D


:angry: Butt out.

MattHughesRocks
08-08-2009, 04:52 AM
No problem :rolleyes:

Please don't kill me. Take Ben instead.

Chuck
08-08-2009, 05:34 AM
:angry: Butt out.

:tongue0011: :tongue0011: :tongue0011:

Matts#1Fan...Dr.Tonya
08-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Kenflo and Forrest.....................I hope :)

VCURamFan
08-08-2009, 03:36 PM
No problem :rolleyes:I'm sure she meant Preach. After Vegas, the women of this forum scare me!!:ninja: :tongue0011:

Vizion
08-08-2009, 03:44 PM
Wow thanks for that beautiful verse Matt! You know the way you handled Serra post fight and even prefight was a testiment to your faith. Seeing that has always inspired me. Your actions are being witnessed by a lot of people, and you are doing a comendable job showing your faith!!!

MattHughesRocks
08-08-2009, 03:47 PM
Well Preach is more scared so yeah...we mean you :Whistle:

I'm sure she meant Preach. After Vegas, the women of this forum scare me!!:ninja: :tongue0011:

Vizion
08-08-2009, 03:47 PM
Kenflo and Forrest.....................I hope :)
As do I

WAR KENFLORIST!!!

TexasRN
08-08-2009, 04:05 PM
I'm sure she meant Preach. After Vegas, the women of this forum scare me!!:ninja: :tongue0011:

Hey, I wasn't the one biting YOU in Vegas buddy.....Do you even remember that night? :wink:


~Amy

VCURamFan
08-08-2009, 04:17 PM
Hey, I wasn't the one biting YOU in Vegas buddy.....Do you even remember that night? :wink:


~AmyOnce again, that was Dawn's fault, not mine. Also, I wasn't the one that accepted 15 drinks from the creepy guy in the back!

TexasRN
08-08-2009, 04:56 PM
Once again, that was Dawn's fault, not mine. Also, I wasn't the one that accepted 15 drinks from the creepy guy in the back!


Boomer said I could! :w00t: And you can't blame Dawn for YOUR actions, honey. When you're grown, you're on your own no matter what the pretty ladies tell you to do. You should learn that while you're still single. :laugh:


~Amy

TENNESSEAN
08-09-2009, 05:42 AM
I agree with your picks. I just hope Forrest doesn't cry and run from the octagon like a girl. :unsure-1:
:


You called this one right.
How bout throwing some lottery numbers in my PM.

SteveT
08-09-2009, 03:19 PM
Great blog and great pics. I sent the facebook request :)

I wonder how long it will take anyone at the restaurant to search Matt's bio and realize it wasn't his birthday that day lol

SteveT
08-09-2009, 03:20 PM
I agree with your picks. I just hope Forrest doesn't cry and run from the octagon like a girl. :unsure-1:



Good guess Neezar!!!!!