UFC Quick Quote: Matt Hughes wants more fights in 2011, doesn't want 'Gracie Killer' nickname

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"I could hear my corner yelling 'Throw the hook!' so the hook was there, I threw [it], he was dazed and went down. I got him in the front headlock position and that's an old wrestling move I used to use in college and it's probably something Ricardo's never seen. He's a great grappler but that's something he was probably unprepared for and he wasn't thinking right from the knockdown. [I won't be back] this year. I'm gonna hunt the fall out and come next year I'll talk to the UFC and figure something out. I'm not done fighting in the UFC yet. I don't want to be labeled as a guy looking for the Gracies. I've never asked to fight a Gracie, the UFC has always come to me with fighting the Gracies, Ricardo came to me. I don't want that. I've got too much respect for them to be labeled the 'Gracie Killer.'"

-- Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes talks to AOL Fanhouse about his third straight victory over a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu disciple with last night's (Aug. 7) submission win over Ricardo Almeida at UFC 117 in Oakland. "Big Dog" joins Matt Serra, Renzo Gracie and of course Royce Gracie on the farmboy's Sakuraba-like fight resume but Hughes cautions that being up four-to-zip doesn't make him a "Gracie Killer." With his pending return in 2011, is there still a spot in the current title hunt for the man who put the 170-pound division on the map? Or will he compete sporadically in "fights that interest him" like fellow elder statesman Randy Couture?

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