UFC 98 presser: Hughes wants to fight on

Matt Hughes was a winner on Saturday night but was it enough to convince the UFC that he should be part of the roster? Hughes told the media after the event that he'd like to keep fighting:

"I don't know what I'm going to do," said Hughes. "DW (Dana White) and I will get in a room and talk about it. We'll figure it out. I definitely still want to compete. I still think I'm competitive in the weight division."

Hughes said he's interested to see what happens at UFC 100 between Georges St. Pierre and Thiago Alves. Is he suggesting that he should get a shot at the winner and the UFC's welterweight title?

The USA Today/SB Nation rankings have Hughes No. 5 in the world at welterweight. Two of contributing sources have Hughes No. 16 and No. 19. That seems a little low.

How does the UFC treat the 35-year-old former champ? Hughes admitted he's beginning to lose some of his motivation and training has become a bit stale. So he needs big fights to stayed fire up and frankly he deserves them too. But how big? He's certainly not getting a third shot at GSP anytime soon. If Alves pulled the upset, would the UFC give Hughes the next shot? Would Hughes want to play gatekeeper in order to get another title shot? Could he beat Martin Kampann, Mike Swick, Josh Koscheck or Carlos Condit? A promotion with Koscheck against Hughes would have a helluva lead up to the fight. What's next for Hughes?

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