That’s right… Mark Hughes. For those of you who remember back to UFC 28, Matt Hughes‘ twin brother Mark fought in a victorious effort against Alex Stiebling. This was back in November of 2000, and Mark’s most recent fight was at an Extreme Challenge event in the summer of 2003.
MMA Weekly is now running a story that says Mark Hughes is all but signed for a UFC return for what one could guess would be the very near future.
Former UFC welterweight champion, and future UFC hall-of-famer, Matt Hughes had some comments on this topic:
“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.”
Matt also commented on if the brothers wanted to eventually compete on the same 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.”
With rumors of a UFC event in the Midwest coming up, the Hughes brothers could end up fighting not only on the same card, but in front of a hometown crowd. For now, the active Hughes brother has a more imminent concern in welterweight rising star Thiago Alves. Hughes and Alves will take main event billing next weekend at the UFC 85: “Bedlam” card in London, England.