While former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has made an name for himself in the sport of MMA, his twin brother look the quieter route, staying on the farm and managing his business, Hughes construction.
This might all soon come to an end, during a pre-fight press conference for UFC 85, Matt Hughes hinted at a possible return to the cage for his five minute younger brother Mark:
“I do know that Mark is going to sign a contract with the UFC where he won’t compete for anybody else. And that’d be right here coming up. That’s all I can really tell you. That’s all I can really comment on.
Mark Hughes (6-1) has not fought in the UFC since 2000, winning a decision over Alex Stiebling at UFC 28 “High Stakes”.
Matt Hughes speaks on the possibility of the two competing on the same UFC card:
“To be honest, we tried that in the past with the old owners and they just never went for it. But that’s been six, seven years ago probably. So, we’ll just see what comes out of it. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Hopefully if it does, it’ll be in the Midwest there somewhere.”