Trophy Hunters TV

UFC Documentary DVD

   October 7th, 2011

First off, I want to thank all my sponsors for the last fight:

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Cage Fitness
Element Arms
Legend Hunting
Texas Trophy Hunters Association
Dale’s Harley-Davidson

Second, I want to thank everyone for all the support that I had before, during and after the fight. I can remember during the fight that it was so loud I could barely hear my cornermen. I could hear them yelling behind me and I had to back up to understand what they were saying. I have always liked listening to my corner and I have always said that MY cornerman make it a team sport. Several forum members have told their stories about the weekend so here is a link to that: Boomer Tale – Denver

At the end of the month, Audra and I will head to Vegas to talk with DW and decide what to do next in regards to my UFC career. My wife says I’m going to retire and I can’t say I blame her. Back when my brother was still fighting, it was hard enough for me to watch him in the octagon; so I can imagine that it is much harder when it is someone you are married to in there fighting. But I told her that I will decide when I give it up. I just feel I have more to give. I’ve never been hit in practice and hurt and I think in my last two fights I’ve just been hit hard. Like I said, we will get it figured out at the end of the month.

I’m headed into hunting season now, so I’m still busy. I’ve had 2 weeks with the family so that has been great. Tater (Katelyn) my 21 month old and I have gotten to spend some good time together. Joey and Hanna are in school, so I’m not around them during the day. Mark’s in the field now, so I will tell Nate to snap some pictures of the work being done.

Like I said before, I want to thank you all for the support and I will know a lot more after BJ’s fight.

The UFC has made a very good DVD collection with a lot of footage shot at my house and several interviews on it. It should be available for sale right now, if you’re interested. Here is the link to the UFC’s promotional video for the set (it’s in hi-definition so it might take a while to load up): ULT-HUGHES-PROMO

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

Air Dates & Times for 2011
Beginning August 15, 2011
Wednesday, 10:00 AM EST / 9:00 AM CST
Thursdays, 2:30 PM EST / 1:30 PM CST
Thursdays, 12:30 AM EST / 11:30 AM CST
Saturdays, 8:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM CST

The show description for this week:

“Long Time Coming”
(Airs the week of October 3rd, 2011)
After three seasons of near misses, a dedicated bowhunter from New Jersey seeks success in bringing down his first Rocky Mountain elk.

The Bible verse for this week:

Surely this is our God: we trusted in Him, and He saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in Him; let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation. (Isaiah 25:9)


11 Responses to “UFC Documentary DVD”

Ministry Addict Says:

Hang in there, Matt. Take your time and pray and seek the Lord concerning any decisions.

Gary Says:

Whatever you decide, let God make the final decision.

chris coleman Says:

matt im so excited to find out that ur going to be in clive, iowa at max muscle next saturday. its been a dream of mine to meet my hero and shake his hand and get an autograph and its finally going to happen. i cant wait til then to meet you and hope u dont retire because ur my hero and still have more fights in u.

see u next saturday,
chris coleman

John King Says:

Matt, Whatever you decide in my mind you are my favorite fighter until the end for what you have done for this sport. You made me a ufc fan and I’ve met you twice and you are a true champion both in the sport and in life. Tough decision, you have nothing more to prove that is for sure. I think you looked good in your last fight and agree you just got caught. Again, very tough decision but no matter you are the best ever in your division be proud of that and thanks for keeping us close in your life. God Bless, good luck hunting.

adam Says:

Your entrance is epic by the way lol. Its almost worth 44.95 itself. Cause im a hank fan and u my friend fit it perfectly. Just wanted to say your standup looked great that 1st round. Good to see you have worked your tail off and you have respectable hands now. Wish u woulda developed em like this years ago but its all good. These new guys coming up are just great everywhere and your getting older so it just sucks cause I wish a 30-32 year old hughes with the hands now could fight these guys it would be a way different story. Where was these punks at after you smashed gracie!? No one called out the most dominant fighter in the sport. Im hoping u give us one more win. Im your biggest fan and your the best damn welterweight of all times! God bless

jake Says:

I agree with adam. Your standup looked very good. I was very proud and excited watching you throw your hands.

bob Says:

Matt, your standup did look much improved in your fight with koscheck. Your punches were tight and crisp and very technical. You def had kos on the defense. But being honest (I’m also honest when I critique gsp), what happened was that koscheck had the power punches. Same reason why sam stout lost to stevens a few years back. Stout had the technique but stevens had the power. While it is your decision to continue fighting, I just don’t think you can hang with the young guys anymore. Same thing with chuck liddell and crocop. They got KO’d too many times and sooner or later one of them is going to end up with serious brain damage (luckily chuck retired before that happened in the octogan, but whe’ll see what he is like in 5 years). While I’m not your biggest fan (more cause of your politcal views and relegion) you are still a fighter I have much respect for and seeing you end up looking like chuck or mirko in his last couple of fights isn’t something anyone is wanting too see.


You looked good in your standup, but I think if you would have wrestled him first and wore him down with our power against the cage or top position on the ground there would be no way he could hit you hard from the bottom,, and he definetley could not submit you . I was hoping for a quick take down and top control, but who am I to have a game plan, I am 40 years old and on SWAT and it is fun beating the young boys at P.T. dont leave till you are ready!!!!!!!!!

Ty Says:

God’s will be done, Matt. God’s Blessings to you and all yours!!!

In Christ Jesus,

Conrad Says:

(Ugh…they interlaced the promo…probably for fast action or because everyone does de-interlacing wrongly these days. :P )

When I counsel younger guys who are checking out a woman, usually with their hormones shutting down all thought processes, I toss them a few questions to try to think about. Basically, “do you think you can glorify God better with her as a partner/helper? How so?”

In your case, juggling the farm, kids, providing for family, and possibilities for ministry/community… WHat set of options on your plate work together to Glorify God best? Funny, my pastor is reading a book with the college kids. I love the long subtitle about random verses etc. Mine is in the mail, but it was recommended :)

Keep praying, man. Thanks for the boomer link & God bless.

Hab 2v20,

Jennifer Says:

It was a pleasure to meet you. Small blessings even present on flights from Wichita to Denver. I look forward to watching your continued success.