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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