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Dana White Says Matt Hughes and Forrest Griffin Need to Retire

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UFC president Dana White believes that the next step for former UFC champions Matt Hughes and Forrest Griffin should be retirement. White informed a number of reporters during his usual post-press conference media scrum Thursday.

Hughes (45-9) last competed against Josh Koscheck, suffering a knockout loss. He is 18-7 in his UFC career, and stated after the defeat that he would think long and hard about his future.

Griffin (19-7) is the original winner of The Ultimate Fighter. He has gone 10-5 inside the Octagon, and is coming off a decision win over Tito Ortiz.

"Hughes is one of those guys that, I absolutely, positively want Matt Hughes to retire," White said (thanks to MMAjunkie.com for the quotes). "I would like Forrest to retire. There's nothing left for Forrest to prove, either."

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Of course, White knows that it is hard for fighters to hang it up. White has been a key figure in the end of Chuck Liddell's career, and is pushing Wanderlei Silva to consider retirement, as well.

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