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"I think he's going to retire. I just don't think Hughes wants to say the word retire, is what I think. There was a lot of talk that this was the last fight of his contract, I don't know if that's true or not because he's a guy I have never worried about last fights or whatever but, I just talked to him out in the hallway and he's going to fly out to Vegas in the next month or so to sit down and talk. But I'm pretty sure he's going to hang it up without saying retiring."
-- After his knockout loss to Josh Koscheck in the UFC 135: "Jones vs. Rampage" co-main event last night (Sept. 24, 2011) in Denver, Colorado, Matt Hughes was pressed by Joe Rogan as to whether or not he was going to call it quits. His answer, vague but perhaps telling, was that he would not be retiring but rather "put on the shelf." His sentiments aren't echoed by his boss, UFC President Dana White, who told the media at the UFC 135-post fight press conference that he fully expects the legendary former welterweight champion to call it a career. Hughes is already a Hall of Famer and widely regarded as one of, if not thee, greatest 170-pound champions to ever live. He specifically said he didn't want to end his career on a loss but as it stands now, he might not have a choice. Would you rather see Hughes hang up the gloves or come back for one more fight to get him one last victory before he says goodbye for good?