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Chuck Liddell And Matt Hughes Let Go From UFC

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Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes are among the latest UFC layoffs made by new owners WME-IMG. Approximately 10-15 employees were let go this week.

The cutbacks are part of WME-IMG’s efforts to restructure their new empire in ways they see fit. Liddell, one of the greatest light heavyweights of all-time, retired in 2010. He’s also close friends with Dana White.

Hughes retired in 2013 and issued these comments on Friday to

"The UFC has been great to me," Hughes told MMA Fighting Friday night. "Times change, and I understand the decision that was made. I will move on. My family and I are fine.

"I do love adventure, and who knows what's next for me.

These cuts follow approximately 70-80 layoffs that were made over a month ago.

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