A Rematch Two Years in the Making

As UFC 63 draws closer, the amount of coverage the event is starting to receive is picking up in a big way…

FOX Sports: Hughes-Penn rematch two years in the making

You might think Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder Matt Hughes is gunning for revenge going into his rematch with B.J. Penn at UFC 63 on Saturday.

After all, Penn didn’t just beat Hughes for the welterweight title in 2004. He embarrassed the champ.

But Hughes says the one-sided, first-round submission loss was precisely what he needed at the time.

“In some ways, that loss to B.J. was the best thing that ever happened to me,” said the 32-year old Hughes.

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