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Matt Hughes: Couture and Ortiz Weren’t Loyal to the UFC, Now They’re Paying the Price

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UFC Hall of Famer and former welterweight champ Matt Hughes had some harsh words for his fellow UFC fighters who are currently feuding with the organization. According to MMAFighting.com, Hughes said that the fighters weren’t loyal to the UFC, and they were the ones at fault for the ongoing feud.

“The way I look at it, it was their decision,” said Hughes. “Randy [Couture] sued the UFC, he’s left the UFC so he should know that there’s going to be a little bad blood there from what’s happened. I’m not saying the UFC’s never done anything to Randy, that just comes to mind.”

During his final years in the UFC, Couture was involved in a legal battle with the promotion that left a bitter taste in his mouth and that of Dana White. Moreover, Couture began working with Bellator in January of 2013. Since then, Bellator has grown to become the UFC’s main rival organization.

“Tito [Ortiz], the same way,” Hughes pointed out. “I think he’s badmouthed the UFC a little bit. I would say [this] about the UFC, if you’re good to them, they’re good to you. Those guys, there’s certain times in their careers, weren’t loyal to the UFC. So now they’re paying the price.”

Whoever is at fault is a matter of opinion, but one thing is known for certain: the feud between the UFC and its former fighters isn’t likely to end anytime soon.