UFC 109: Matt Hughes vs Renzo Gracie

Matt Hughes injured

Matt Hughes injured

According to Heavy.com, Matt Hughes is in negotiations to fight MMA legend Renzo Gracie at UFC 109 on Feb. 6 in Las Vegas.

After being dethroned by top welterweights Georges St. Pierre and Thiago Alves, Hughes has apparently turned to whooping on senior fighters looking for a quick payday. He already turned down fights with top contenders Mike Swick and Jon Fitch, citing he’s only looking for “interesting” fights.

This won’t be the first the first time Hughes has took on a member of the legendary Gracie family. Hughes defeated Royce Gracie by TKO at UFC 60 back in 2006.

Renzo Gracie (13-6-1), 42, hasn’t fought since 2007, when he won a DQ victory over Frank Shamrock due to illegal knees to the head of a downed opponent.

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  1. tom

    November 12, 2009 at 3:46 am

    hope matt get the win

  2. roy

    November 12, 2009 at 3:57 am

    this should be a easy fight for him but at this stage it depends on how renzo looks he has not fought in a long time but if he is still got something who knows?

  3. rory

    November 12, 2009 at 4:41 am

    matt by decision will be a boring boring fight i rekon. Swick and fitch wud of handed him his ass

  4. CobraClutch

    November 12, 2009 at 5:39 am

    are they going to provide walkers for these guys to make it to the cage, or are they going to let them use golf carts? does senior citizen medicare kick in for MMA fights?

  5. Hall

    November 12, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Matt should be ashamed of his self for calling out someone up in age . I hope Renzo wins ha ha

  6. roy

    November 12, 2009 at 7:13 am

    renzo might just win i wouldn't be surprized at all. the ufc has kinda been on the decline for me lately with making matches that are irrelevent and signing fighters on losing streaks that they used to bash. tito vs forrest and this fight should not be on the main card but they both will end up being co main events? they should be free or at least not trying to sell this to the fans as main card worthy.

  7. Luke

    November 12, 2009 at 7:33 am

    This is hardly the UFC's fault. Matt has been ducking top competition since the fight with Matt Serra.

    I dont blame the promoters for bringing Renzo in. He is a great fighter, and the name Gracie attracts MMA fans, old and new.

  8. roy

    November 12, 2009 at 8:00 am

    not there fault? it dosn't have to be a co main event. all i have to say is baroni.

  9. CobraClutch

    November 12, 2009 at 8:13 am

    roy, it wasn't supposed to be a main event, but lesnar pulled out last minute, and they couldn't find a marquee match-up in time. and it's already slated to be a PPV event, since the Couture one is already free this weekend. shit happens, dude. Just is what it is. Just don't buy it. I'll see it at the local bar for $5. no worries.

  10. roy

    November 12, 2009 at 8:16 am

    yep, i will be at the bar for this one. just seem to be on a decline lately and its not just this event.

  11. Duh

    November 12, 2009 at 9:28 am

    The last 4 UFC's sucked this will be no different, wont be buying this one or any of the next cards.

  12. BigJon

    November 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    what a stupid fight hughes should just go to strikeforce if he wants to fight nobodys atleast there he might be able to get the championship.

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