Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes has been retired since suffering a defeat to Josh Koscheck at UFC 135 in 2011.
Hughes is now considering a comeback after being away from the sport for well over five years.
“If I could find an opponent that I could definitely beat, I would go again,” Hughes said on Undeniable With Joe Buck, which airs later this year/
The former champion had been working in an administrative role with the UFC since his retirement, but was relieved of his duties just a few months back. Despite the fact that he is no longer with the UFC, the former champion feels that the promotion has been great to him over the years.
"The UFC has been great to me," Hughes told MMA Fighting after the cut. "Times change, and I understand the decision that was made. I will move on. My family and I are fine. I do love adventure, and who knows what's next for me."
Even though the majority of his career has been spent in the UFC, the fighter is free to compete in any promotion he wants. There have also been rumors of a deal between Hughes and Bellator MMA possibly getting reached, but neither side has commented on the matter.