Trophy Hunters TV

UFC 132

   June 29th, 2011

Two Saturdays ago, I went to Colorado to the Ft. Collins MaxMuscle where they were putting on a fundraiser for a 7-year old boy named Jackson Maybon. Jackson has had problems his whole life, but they just found out he’s got Cerebral Palsy as well. The owner of the gym that coordinated everything, Ron, did an awesome job with putting the whole event together. There were over 2500 people who showed up for the event and they raised over $7000 for Jackson – the event went very well. Here’s a picture of me with Jackson and his family:

Ft. Collins MaxMuscle

Last Saturday, I flew up to Minneapolis for my buddy Dustin’s grand opening of his new store, called Element Arms. It was an easy appearance as I signed a few autographs, took some pictures, but mostly looked at guns and even found a few I might need to bring home. Dustin used to work for DPMS, but now is doing his own thing and here is his website:

This next picture was taken several months ago while I was in a deer blind hunting whitetails. Well as you can see I’m pretty bored, so I tried to get as many sponsored products as I could in one photo and this is what we came up with. Can anybody name the sponsors and the products? A prize will be given to the first person to get them all right. This contest will be held through the forums, so don’t post your answers on the blog. If you don’t have a forums account, it’s free to sign up and it only takes a few minutes; but you will have to contact Nate at so that he can manually activate your account (you can also contact him if you need help registering for an account).


For the UFC this weekend there are only a couple of fights that I’m really interested in watching:

Silva vs. Leben: To me, this is going to be very interesting. The majority of people I’ve talked to about this fight say Wanderlei will win. I, on the other hand, think Chris will weather the storm and come out in the later rounds and get the victory. I see this fight 60%/40% in favor of Leben.

Ortiz vs. Bader: I’m really surprised Tito took this fight. It seems like Tito never takes a fight that he doesn’t think he’s absolutely going to win. I see Bader taking Tito down and just being too much for him. If they were just hitting pads I would say Tito might look prettier, but this is a fight and Tito doesn’t like to get hit. I’ll say 65%/35% for Bader.

Now you know there is a certain someone on the forums who likes to bet the fights with me; so if he wants to send me a text, he knows my picks.

Here are the air times for this week’s ALL-NEW episode of Trophy Hunters TV that I’m hosting, on the Outdoor Channel:

Air Dates & Times for 2011
Beginning March 28, 2011
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 description for this week:

Show #27 “Passing the Torch”
(Airs the week of June 27, 2011)
Our Host Matt Hughes enjoys a whitetail hunt in December, in the company of the best minds in the whitetail industry. Horace Gore and Dr. Kroll help Matt pursue a unique double drop tine buck. Will he get the kill?

Here is the Bible verse for this week:

My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart. (Psalm 7:10)


8 Responses to “UFC 132”

boomer Says:

You have your txt …. TO WARRRRRRRRRR!!

NateR Says:

Remember to post your answers for the sponsor photo contest in the forums. Answers posted in the blog here won’t count. If you are a new member to the forums and have just registered for an account, then please email me (Nate) at so that I can approve your account. Make sure to include your username in the email to speed the process along.

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yaser Says:

best wishs champion matt !!!
Training hard for the next fight
btw we already u r better than him but u have to brove that ؛‎)‎

Lynnette Says:

I heard your going to be at Scheels signing autographs. Is this true? And are you going to think I’m a stalker and have me escorted out if I come??!! I’m the nurse at Audra’s Dr. that always made it a point to sit up front when you guys came in, just so I could talk to you! Your awesome to your fans! You called my daughter and brought in an autographed pic for my little girls birthday!

Ibrahim Says:

I think Tito will pull of a decision, I think Tito might just have good enough wrestling to stuff take downs. I think if its standing Tito might have an edge all Ryan Bader has is a right hand.

I think Leben will also win, I think that Leben might start off slow and bring the pressure in the later rounds I think he might be able to pull it off.

Abel Says:

Awesome pics Matt!!!! I agree with both, and once again I cant wait to see you in San Antonio AND Houston!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

titofan Says:

Tito wooped some ass tonight son. Tito Ortiz is the real deal!!!!!!!!! you was wrong Matt but I think your awesome but aint done with the hunting its mean but yo for real good luck with your fights

Punisher Says:

Good luck in you’re upcoming fight Matt, I think Diego is tuff, but you can beat him. I know you and Tito aren’t friends, but you gotta give him his props…..He shocked everyone includin you sir. I always root for the old school, you and Tito are two of the last original’s left, so ill be pulling for you against Diego.

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