Matt Hughes Names Bellator Fighter As Fight He Wants Upon MMA Return

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes is getting ready for a potential return to MMA.

A major reason behind Hughes return to the sport is him not being happy with his last fight.

In Sept. 2011, Hughes was knocked out by former UFC title challenger Josh Koscheck at UFC 135.

Hughes discussed his last loss on a recent edition of The MMA Hour.

“Koscheck was my last loss… I fully believe that if [that] fight had went all 15 minutes, I would have got my hand raised,” Hughes said.

Hughes said he told UFC President Dana White about his desire to return to competition. However, he did not reveal White’s response.

There is no word on whether Hughes would return to the UFC or fight elsewhere. If Hughes were to sign with Bellator MMA, a potential rematch with Koscheck is a possibility.

“I have no interest in fighting somebody like Tyron Woodley or (Jorge) Masvidal, some of these young kids, I just don’t,” Hughes said. “I would want to have somebody close to my age that would have the same speed, quickness.

“It’s really just one win. It really doesn’t have anything to do with money. It’s just getting in there competing again and seeing what I can do.”