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Old 10-22-2012, 02:31 PM
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Default The MMA Hour With Matt Hughes, Cung Le, Matthew Riddle, Dustin Poirier, Tyrone Spong

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The MMA Hour is back on its normal day and time. Here's a rundown of who'll be stopping by Monday's show:

1 -- Matthew Riddle will discuss his failed UFC 149 drug test and what's next for him.

1:20 -- Kickboxer turned MMA fighter Tyrone Spong will preview his MMA debut for World Series of Fighting on Nov. 3.

1:40 -- Dustin Poirier will talk about training with American Top Team and his upcoming fight against Jonathan Brookins.

2 -- UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes will discuss the state of his career and what he's been up to lately.

2:20 -- Middleweight Cung Le will look ahead to his UFC on FUEL TV 6 main event against Rich Franklin on Nov. 10.

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Here's Matt's portion of the show:

http://www.mmafighting.com/videos/20...54-matt-hughes
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A really rough re-cap of the interview:
  • "Not saying I've closed the door [on his career], but my hand's on the door handle"
  • Has really enjoyed spending this year helping to raise his kids, it's made his focus shift.
  • Working with a company to get MMA into the Olympics
    • Creating a US amatuer organization
    • Talked with other countries
    • Paperwork is done to apply
  • Wants to help the UFC fix the juding situation (thinks it's the weakest portion of MMA today)
    • Would be willing to be a judge, but "If I'm a judge, I can only help the guy in front of me"
    • Would like to be part of a judging school of some sort
    • Damage should be #1 priority for judging
    • Won't say 10-9 doesn't work, but definitely think it needs a lot of tweaking
  • Not sure why there are so many injuries now
    • Guys are making decisions differently than we used to
  • Gave up the H.I.T. Squad because of a battle at home
    • Wife didn't like him being gone so much & he was doing most of his training in Utah anyhow, so he gave up the gym to get a W at home
  • TRT - Don't know much about it
    • "Everybody oughta step in there the way they are"
    • "Never took anything that wasn't in a GNC store ready to go into a shaker"
  • Thinks GSP takes Condit "as long as his mind's right"
  • Thinks GSP is the WW GOAT "Georges beat me twice"
  • No one out there he's itching to fight
  • Doesn't care what Dan Hardy has to say
    • "According to the Bible & the law, I haven't done anything wrong"
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:46 PM
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Thanks for posting the video link, Ben, that was a great interview with Matt, Ariel covered a lot of ground.

Interesting news about the Olympics, and good idea about teaching judging for mma. It sounds like Matt has come around and found an acceptance and peace with Dana's thinking/decision regarding him not fighting anymore. It probably helped a lot that Matt is such a well-rounded guy. He took opportunities to branch out and develop other interests of his, with great success, while he was still fighting...that's a smart man!
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:02 PM
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