There is no doubting the legacy of Matt Hughes and his place in the history of Mixed Martial Arts.
With Hughes recently inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, many people were getting ready to write off the former Welterweight Champion as being on the downward side of his career.
However, the most dominant UFC Welterweight in history is far from done.
Hughes has rattled off three impressive wins since his loss to an overweight Thiago Alves at UFC 85. He rebounded from that by getting the win over longtime rival Matt Serra, Renzo Gracie, and most recently Ricardo Almeida at UFC 117.
None of these opponents are title contenders, but the wins have shown that Hughes can still dominate fighters, and his striking is still improving.
According to Hughes, the future will see him take some time off for the remainder of 2010.
In 2011 Hughes will return, still very much a top contender in the Welterweight division and a fighter continuing to add to his legendary legacy.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the defining moments in the career of "The Country Boy."