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UFC 128

   March 22nd, 2011

The UFC delivered a great card and a night of fights for UFC 128. Congratulations goes to Jon Jones for winning the title and for being the youngest champion in UFC history. It just goes to show how this sport is becoming more mainstream and I think something we will see in the future is more younger fighters because they will start training at a younger age.

I did an interview for MMA Fight Corner last week sometime. I think it was pretty interesting, so I’m going to go ahead and link to it here. If you want, go ahead and listen to it and tell me what you think:
Matt Hughes talks BJ Penn, GSP, Jon Fitch, and his future in the sport

The HIT Squad is going through some changes right now. I have not sold any of my share of the HIT Squad, but there is a change in management. I know what got me where I am today and I didn’t get here from running a gym. That’s always been somebody else’s job and we’ve got somebody else doing that right now.

The Trophy Hunters TV show is in its second quarter starting this week, so the times have changed up a bit. The Outdoor Channel changes air times from quarter to quarter (except the primary on Saturday night – which we will keep all year long), so here are the new days and times beginning March 28th:

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM CST
Thursdays, 2:00 am EST / 1:00 am CST
Saturdays, 8:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm CST

The show for this week is a repeat of the pilot episode, so you can catch it again if you missed it the first time:

Air Dates & Times for 2011
Dec. 27, 2010 through March 27, 2011
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM CST
Wednesdays, 8:00 am EST / 7:00 am CST
Saturdays, 8:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm CST

Show #1 “Two Strikes”
(Airs the week of March 21, 2011)
After disappointment hunting elk in Colorado, host Matt Hughes travels to Saskatchewan, Canada to redeem himself.

Here is the Bible verse for this week:

May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)


14 Responses to “UFC 128”

Joe Winters Says:

When are you fighting again Matt???

Mike Says:

Good stuff Matt, I’m a die hard GSP fan and I agree with your analogy on GSP’s wrestling 100%, it’s the transitioning from striking to take-downs that he’s the best at. I also agree B.J won the fight 29-28…Fitch only ended up on top of BJ when BJ’s submission attempts didn’t work, B.J would be aggressive and go for subs then Fitch would roll over and somehow end up on top. It’s not like he got top position from his own take-downs, BJ was the one making things happen……..aaaaaaaaaaaand I agree that Daley’s a punk. so all in all great interview Matt. Good luck in the next fight.

John Garcia Says:


Great interview and actually surprised how long the call went (great back and forth discussion). Really appreciate your providing commentary on MMA and hope that there’s more to your MMA career after your last contract fight in August/September 2011. You’re a legend and I’ve had the pleasure of rooting and supporting you for years. Thanks for continuing to be a leader for the sport and God Bless.

All the best to you and the family.

steve Says:

Jesse Finney has purchased HITsquad. They say so when you call. What’s up with that?

chris coleman Says:

have u heard anything on ur next fight. my 7 year old keeps bugging me and i cant wait as well

please let us know
chris coleman

Jesse Finney Buys H.I.T. Squad, Retires from MMA Competition Says:

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Abel Says:

Matt I loved the interview I liked how you said the kimura was your bread and butter. Idk if you know this but you gave Joe Rogan the same answer in the post fight interview so it was pretty funny. :)

Jesse Finney Buys H.I.T. Squad, Retires from MMA Competition | katytranco Says:

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M.D Says:

Great interview.. I’d definitely like to see you rematch Thiago. You were doing very well in that fight in the first round, I think if you alter a few things in terms of your game plan it would be a very interesting fight.

bob Says:

GSP has stated that in a wrestling match he would lose to koscheck, in a striking only fight he would prob lose to alves, in a pure BJJ match he would probably lose to shields. But in MMA when you get to mix everything together he is the most dominate welterweight champion ever(no offense).

bob Says:

Matt while most of what you said was pretty accurate. I do have to strongly disagree with one of your comments. That on womens mma. While I understand your thoughts on not wanting to watch women hit eachother. By saying that you don’t want to see women fight and dana should drop the womens division from the strikeforce roster, you are by fact limiting how a woman should make her living. Women wrestle, bjj, box, judo ect ect. They have every right to take part in mma if they so choose. While the elite and top ranked women are far and few between that should be the only reason to drop the division. Don’t you train women at your gym? This is just my observasion nothing more nothing less

NateR Says:

I think GSP needs to learn how to finish his opponents before we can start talking about him as the most dominant WW champion ever. During Matt’s run as welterweight champion, he had 9 victories as champion (where he walked into the octagon as the WW champ and walked out of the octagon as champ). Of those 9 victories, only one went to a decision (against Sean Sherk at UFC 42), meaning that Matt was able to finish his opponents about 88% of the time while he held the belt. GSP has defended his belt 5 times since his rematch with Matt Serra and 4 of those 5 fights ended with decisions. Meaning that, as the title holder, GSP only finishes his opponents 20% of the time. That hardly qualifies him as “most dominant welterweight champion ever.”

Keegan Says:


You shouldn’t really blame GSP for not finishing.

#1 He is exciting and if you weren’t so bias towards Matt you’d realize this.

#2 It’s the opposition’s(Opponent) job to take the belt away from GSP.

#3 You have uprising young talent that are just training at a young age. Or that are becoming gem’s with a in depth talent that have been surfacing in the UFC. Jon Jones/GSP etc etc.

So the time frame is completely different.(I mean as the young hungry lions training at a young age and being inspired by the pioneers in UFC/MMA like GSP looking up to Matt Hughes as an idol.)

I can agree with you that Matt Hughes will not fight each round to round. Matt puts it on the line like he has the belt around his waist each fight.

By the way Matt that was an inspiring interview. Only because you touched on so many subjects and it’s very clear how you think about them. You take your time before answering and answer intelligently. You’re very honest with your opinion and I respect that. Even though I’ve disagreed with some of the things you have posted. I have respect for your opinion and am religiously on this site. I also am athiest and open minded though. So you’re really giving Christians a positive light.

Regarding the Women’s Division. I do believe it would pick up fast if DW and the FB’s decided to add the division. I truly think everyone would be paying attention to the women’s division. It would especially bring in more females to watching UFC/MMA. It wouldn’t necessarily ruin the image of mma at all. It may even catch more attention because both genders are participating and on the biggest stage(UFC).

I do agree with you though Matt. I personally don’t want to see a girls face get bruised and battered. So I have mixed feelings about it.

Thanks so much for the interview.

I’m pumped for your next fight!

myren mcginnis Says:

im pumped for your next fight

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