Matt Hughes inducted to UFC hall of fame

June 2, 2010 00:36 by MMA Admin

Matt Hughes was recently inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Here are some of his thoughts on the announcement courtesy of bloody elbow:

"I just never thought about it, to be honest, so yeah, it came out of the blue. I really thought a lot about it the first couple of days after Dana told me, and I really didn't know what to think about it. I've always been the type of guy who thought that somebody who gets inducted into the Hall of Fame needs to be a retired individual. That's just my train of thought. But I'm very privileged and I thank the UFC."

"I took this up as just a hobby, something to occupy my time and to vent some aggressiveness and be competitive. I never thought that I would be in the position that I'm in today... Shaking hands, signing autographs, being a world title holder and being inducted into the Hall of Fame, this is beyond what I ever would have pictured my life being. I'm supposed to be that guy that's got a shovel or a hammer in his hands".