White announces Matt Hughes retirement, new position



At the UFC press conference currently going on in Chicago, Dana White announced the retirement of Matt Hughes.  This wasn't unexpected as Hughes hasn't fought in some time and it was known that both White and Hughes' wife had been encouraging him to retire.

Hughes will take a new position as a liaison between fighters and management, essentially as part of a talent relations department to encourage fighters not to do stupid things as UFC announced a code of conduct policy for fighters.  They've always had it but it appears it's going to be taken more seriously as company attorney Laurence Epstein made an announcement today specifically addressing the issue.