In a recent blog post former UFC Welterweight champion and top contender Matt Hughes talked about UFC 69 and possible facing new Welterweight Champion Matt Serra in the near future:
“Also, just got back from the UFC and it was an interesting weekend for the Welterweights. First, Koscheck did a great job executing and sticking to his game plan. It might not have been the most exciting fight, but Diego was someone who had beaten him twice and he needed to get that win, mentally.
Number two, Matt Serra beating Georges was shocking to me. For lack of better terminology. Georges looked a little smaller than usual and he didn’t look sharp when he was out there. So, I don’t know if pressure had something to do with it or what, but he just didn’t look like himself out there and Matt was able to land that big punch. So, hopefully I will be facing Matt in the future.
This week, my brother and I will work on the farm and hopefully get some of that done as I run and lift daily to get my body where I want.”
I am not sure what has been internally around the UFC or directly to Hughes but it appears almost certain that Matt Hughes will be facing Matt Serra in his first title defense later this year.