Not so fast! A few days ago Matt Hughes wrote on his personal blog that if his teammate and friend Rich Franklin loses his upcoming fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 64: Unstoppable he’lll consider bumping up to 185 to fight Anderson Silva.
While there has been talk about Hughes moving up to middleweight alot lately, it almost seems like it is now or never. Hughes has accomplished everything expected of a champion as he has defended his title numerous times and now he is looking for a new challenge. As long as we get St. Pierre vs. Hughes II in November, I’m all for it.
Thursday night, my wife and I leave for Las Vegas for the UFC. I hope Rich wins, but if Anderson wins I would consider bumping up to 185 and fighting him.