I’ve had it about up to here with people putting their two cents in on who should retire and why. The biggest bullshit reason I keep hearing is for ‘the legacy’. Apparently Matt Hughes should retire to keep ‘his legacy’ intact. He’s not going to beat GSP for the belt unless Jesus appears in a vision and advises him to diversify, so what else is there really for him to do? Fight more lame / dangerous fights with people like Chris Lytle?
Well how about he does what he’s been talking about for a while and move to middleweight to challenge Anderson Silva? Oh yeah, how soon we all forget that he was talking about that back in February.
I’m not the boss of anyone, which is unfortunate because the route I see Matt Hughes following is way better than what’s probably going to actually happen. My advice is a break from fighting for half a year. He waits till Serra / GSP is settled, and then fights Serra. He’ll most likely win that bout, and that way he can leave the welterweight division on a win so lame internet douches like me can’t say he’s ‘running from the weight class with his tail tucked between his legs’.
And then he’s on to Anderson Silva. By then Silva will have beaten Dan Henderson and either Evan Tanner (believe!) or Yushin Okami. Matt Hughes will ride to the rescue and save us from a possible Silva vs Kampman or Marquardt 2.
Anyways, that’s just how I see it. I think Hughes is a dick but I love seeing him fight … so as long as he wants to keep fighting, I think he should. And I think everyone else should stop acting like he’s got nothing worthwhile left to do if he sticks around.