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NateR
12-21-2009, 04:44 PM
From Matt's blog:

Once again sorry about the late blog. Last week I was in California with Robbie, Pena, and Foster, hoping they would find a replacement so Robbie could fight. It didn't happen and I guess I'm just spoiled being with the UFC. From what I understand, Showtime really likes to stick their nose in Strikeforce's business and because of that I don't think that Strikeforce will be around for much longer; but enough with that.

Been some talk about Renzo and some people are wondering why I would fight him. I think he is a very formidable opponent and I would say he is the best of the Gracies. I don't think it would be fair to compare him to Royce. Renzo and I have some history as he is the last guy to beat Pat Miletich and I have beat a couple of his students. I beat Ricardo Almeda back in Abu Dhabi and I just got done beating Matt Serra. Both motivating reasons for us to fight each other. One thing I'll say about Renzo is that he is one of the nicest guys out there, but that won't stop me from keeping myself motivated and doing my job. It was great to get with Matt Pena last week and start working on some things. I already know what to stay away from on the ground.

Got another reminder of what our troops are going through in the Middle East. Definitely worth looking at to remind everyone to pray for our troops, especially with Christmas just a few days away:

WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303298.jpg
When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard....
..to listen to his son whine about being bored.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303299.jpg
....to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303300.jpg
to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303301.jpg
...to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night's sleep.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303302.jpg
..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303303.jpg
...to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303304.jpg
..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303305.jpg
....to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they're afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303306.jpg
....to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303307.jpg
....to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303308.jpg
....to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303309.jpg
.....to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303310.jpg
....to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303311.jpg
....to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.

The only thing harder than being a Soldier...
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/blogimages/Soldier/ATT7303312.jpg
Is loving one.

Audra talked me into going to a movie called "The Blind Side." Had no idea what it was about and to be honest I just thought it was going to be a chick flick; but I think it was the best movie I've seen this year. I found it very motivating and I suggest everybody check it out.

Here is the Bible verse for this week:
The LORD longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! (Isaiah 30:18)

-matt

rearnakedchoke
12-21-2009, 04:56 PM
That sucks for robbie .... and matt training for renzo is awesome ... WAR HUGHES

Llamafighter
12-21-2009, 05:20 PM
Great blog , Matt. I forgot about the match with Ricardo. I have a buddy that trains Renzo's and have watched his schools Muay Thai competitors compete in our area. I'm always inpressed with the sportsmanship his students exhibit. I'm glad to hear that you like him. I agree that he is the best of his family.
That being said I have no doubt you'll win.
Thanks for the pics of our troops.
Chopstix (Bridget) and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. Glad to have met you this year, Mr Hughes. Thanks for this forum. I've made some great friends here in the last couple years.

Tyburn
12-21-2009, 05:25 PM
At the Carol Concert last night, the Priest got up to do his homily, and he had this big projector. He started asking people who their heros are and why.

People came up with all sorts of rich and famous people, and he had lots of slides he'd go through and say "what about them" or "what about them"

Then he stopped and asked if we wanted to know who his Heros were this year. Of course we all said "yes"

so he showed us this


http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4229/54856076.png (http://img526.imageshack.us/i/54856076.png/)


Its a place called Wotten Basset. The town is in close proximity to Royal Airforce Base Lyneham. Its become well known because a lot of the war dead arrive back at that Base, and their course inadvertently goes through Wotten Basset town centre...its like the public centre of mourning for the war dead of Afghanistan/Iraq.

Boomer
12-21-2009, 05:26 PM
That blows about Robbie and Strikeforce letting down all his fans. I was going to buy a plane ticket to go see him fight but got called to go to DC that weekend. If that would not have happened I would have flow all the way across the US to see Robbie just to sit in a show that he was not in. Seems Strikeforce carved up the powerbase too much with Showtime and M-1 that they don't really run the promotion any more.

Ill have to check that movie out.

Llamafighter
12-21-2009, 05:42 PM
That blows about Robbie and Strikeforce letting down all his fans. I was going to buy a plane ticket to go see him fight but got called to go to DC that weekend. If that would not have happened I would have flow all the way across the US to see Robbie just to sit in a show that he was not in. Seems Strikeforce carved up the powerbase too much with Showtime and M-1 that they don't really run the promotion any more.

Ill have to check that movie out.

They are really ticking me off the way they have been keeping Robbie on the shelf. He's a star in that promotion and they're not treating him like one.

NateR
12-21-2009, 05:50 PM
They are really ticking me off the way they have been keeping Robbie on the shelf. He's a star in that promotion and they're not treating him like one.

They know the UFC wants him, so it's like they are trying to keep him in limbo as long as possible because they know they are going to lose him to the UFC as soon as his contract is up.

NateR
12-21-2009, 07:26 PM
For just about every blog Matt does, we get other sites linking to us and reporting Matt's words as news stories. This site was pretty quick in reporting Matt's blog and I'm only posting the link because I thought their choice of a title was pretty funny:
http://www.fightlinker.com/matt-hughes-poops-on-strikeforce.mma

:laugh:

Llamafighter
12-21-2009, 07:26 PM
They know the UFC wants him, so it's like they are trying to keep him in limbo as long as possible because they know they are going to lose him to the UFC as soon as his contract is up.

That is so shady. The worst part is if they treated him better, he might feel some layalty to SF. Do they compensate him for his time in a situation like last weekend?

Llamafighter
12-21-2009, 07:27 PM
For just about every blog Matt does, we get other sites linking to us and reporting Matt's words as news stories. This site was pretty quick in reporting Matt's blog and I'm only posting the link because I thought their choice of a title was pretty funny:
http://www.fightlinker.com/matt-hughes-poops-on-strikeforce.mma

:laugh:

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
I got a funny mental image

Matts#1Fan...Dr.Tonya
12-22-2009, 02:35 AM
Great Blog Matt....


I also liked how you mentioned "The Blind Side" b/c my husband thought I only wanted to see it b/c Tim McGraw is in it.....:ashamed:
So, now he realizes that it is more than a "Chick Flick":w00t:

How come men wont listen to women???:huh:

Anyways, Thanks....date night is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

KENTUCKYREDBONE
12-22-2009, 07:55 AM
The writer from fight linker seems to have an attitude problem! That one line (you know how these fighter types are) seemed disrespectful to all fighters! Now about Strike Force, I want their to be more than one big successfull MMA org but it don't sound like SF has a very good business model.

CAMPO
12-22-2009, 01:45 PM
Hi!
Man...stinks to hear that about Robbie...how do fighters handle getting all pumped up & ready to go for a fight & then it doesn't happen? that has to be tough. :angry:

Always love the reminders on the soldiers. They really are my hero's, no doubt!
:wub:

I've been in the mood for a good movie, and with the vacation/holiday time coming up - I might go see that one, (if the hubby doesn't mind!!) BTW...Anyone seen "Inglorious Bastards"? Is it any good? I'm interested, but can't get Brandon to rent it with me!! lol :laugh:

Anywho - Awesome blog...like usual :)

Hope everyone is having an awesome week!!! ~H

matt hughes
12-23-2009, 03:51 AM
For just about every blog Matt does, we get other sites linking to us and reporting Matt's words as news stories. This site was pretty quick in reporting Matt's blog and I'm only posting the link because I thought their choice of a title was pretty funny:
http://www.fightlinker.com/matt-hughes-poops-on-strikeforce.mma

:laugh:

i went to the link and read what this guy said.
#1) Strikeforce had someone to take the fight. It was a good match-up as well.
#2) I think it is some of these internet writers could care less about "reality".
#3) I did'nt miss a payday, Robbie did. Now tell me who's going to be more pissed.

I remember meeting you Campo, at the Shot or the NRA shows. Shoot maybe both. If i remember right you were flirting with me the whole time.....and yes "Inglorious Bastards" is a great movie.

Boomer
12-23-2009, 04:02 AM
you were flirting with me the whole time....

:rolleyes: Biiiiggggggg Surprise ......

NateR
12-23-2009, 04:44 AM
#2) I think it is some of these internet writers could care less about "reality".

There are so many of these small MMA "news" and blog sites out there now that obviously some of them feel that they need to be overly controversial about everything to get any attention at all.

Bonnie
12-23-2009, 05:32 AM
Matt's the "hook" that is going to get them noticed.

The big caboose, the big kahuna, the big enchilada, the big cheese....I could go on, but why be redundant. :rolleyes:

:laugh:

Tyburn
12-23-2009, 12:21 PM
matt-hughes-poops-on-strikeforce.

:laugh:

:laugh: and why shouldnt he! They keep messing Robbie Lawler around, they should be named and shamed :laugh:

CAMPO
12-23-2009, 04:29 PM
I remember meeting you Campo, at the Shot or the NRA shows. Shoot maybe both. If i remember right you were flirting with me the whole time.....and yes "Inglorious Bastards" is a great movie.

ummmm....I ummm....okay - I probably was - and I probably said something really stupid too, I'm great at that! :blush-1:

TexasRN
12-23-2009, 04:38 PM
ummmm....I ummm....okay - I probably was - and I probably said something really stupid too, I'm great at that! :blush-1:

Don't worry, you aren't the only one it's happened to. :Whistle:


~Amy

Spiritwalker
12-23-2009, 05:44 PM
For just about every blog Matt does, we get other sites linking to us and reporting Matt's words as news stories. This site was pretty quick in reporting Matt's blog and I'm only posting the link because I thought their choice of a title was pretty funny:
http://www.fightlinker.com/matt-hughes-poops-on-strikeforce.mma

:laugh:


The big question is if Robbie is feeling just as sore about the situation as Matt is. Matt is pretty notorious for being a *** disturber and speaking his own mind, so itís not a lock.

I don't see the first as being ture.. unless you think the 2nd part is a flaw...
I mean "calling something out".. if in your own mind there is a problem...is a *** disturber.. then maybe you should be thinking for your self more often ....

Spiritwalker
12-23-2009, 05:45 PM
#2) I think it is some of these internet writers could care less about "reality".


Well said sir...

matt hughes
12-26-2009, 02:11 AM
ummmm....I ummm....okay - I probably was - and I probably said something really stupid too, I'm great at that! :blush-1:

are you the salt or pepper in the picture?

J.B.
12-26-2009, 05:46 PM
For just about every blog Matt does, we get other sites linking to us and reporting Matt's words as news stories. This site was pretty quick in reporting Matt's blog and I'm only posting the link because I thought their choice of a title was pretty funny:
http://www.fightlinker.com/matt-hughes-poops-on-strikeforce.mma

:laugh:

I laughed pretty hard at this...good stuff :laugh:

Silverback
12-26-2009, 07:43 PM
These guys should know by now the reason Matt speaks his mind is because he has one.Should have finish that, some of these guys tell you what other people want you to hear!:punch::punch::punch:

CAMPO
12-31-2009, 03:25 PM
are you the salt or pepper in the picture?

I guess....Salt...Is that what country boys call blonds??? :huh:

Bonnie
12-31-2009, 03:45 PM
I guess....Salt...Is that what country boys call blonds??? :huh:

You forgot the "e", Campo. :laugh:

I promise I won't make a "blonde" joke. :laugh:

(Neezar normally corrects our spelling, but I couldn't resist.)

CAMPO
12-31-2009, 03:46 PM
You forgot the "e", Campo. :laugh:

I promise I won't make a "blonde" joke. :laugh:

LOL!!!! :) I tried it w/ an "e" but it spell-checked me!!! :( Doh!!

Miss Foxy
12-31-2009, 03:48 PM
You forgot the "e", Campo. :laugh:

I promise I won't make a "blonde" joke. :laugh:

(Neezar normally corrects our spelling, but I couldn't resist.)

Oh yeah Neezar is on the spelling!! lol.. I am probably making her dizzy with all my errors lately..Teehee!!:w00t:

Bonnie
12-31-2009, 03:48 PM
LOL!!!! :) I tried it w/ an "e" but it spell-checked me!!! :( Doh!!

It knows you're blonde and is mess'n with ya! :laugh:

Bonnie
12-31-2009, 03:50 PM
Oh yeah Neezar is on the spelling!! lol.. I am probably making her dizzy with all my errors lately..Teehee!!:w00t:

We do keep her busy, don't we. :laugh:

CAMPO
01-01-2010, 05:03 PM
It knows you're blonde and is mess'n with ya! :laugh:

You crack me up!! HA!! Thanks for keeping me in check ;)
Also - hope you had a wonderful NYE!!

Neezar
01-01-2010, 06:01 PM
You forgot the "e", Campo. :laugh:

I promise I won't make a "blonde" joke. :laugh:

(Neezar normally corrects our spelling, but I couldn't resist.)

I think you have me confused with Dawn. She is on the spelling AND grammar, even a little puncuation (sp?:unsure-1:) sometimes.

:laugh:

TexasRN
01-01-2010, 08:09 PM
I think you have me confused with Dawn. She is on the spelling AND grammar, even a little puncuation (sp?:unsure-1:) sometimes.

:laugh:


And shoes. She is the shoe police. No crocs allowed.


~Amy

Bonnie
01-01-2010, 09:06 PM
I think you have me confused with Dawn. She is on the spelling AND grammar, even a little puncuation (sp?:unsure-1:) sometimes.

:laugh:

Thanks for pointing that out, Denise. :Whistle:

:laugh:

CAMPO
01-02-2010, 08:30 PM
And shoes. She is the shoe police. No crocs allowed.


~Amy

Good to know...um yeah....Crocs are awful!!!! I think I might despise them...no offense to any of you that love them, but they are not for me!!!