UFC Parts Ways with Liddell and Hughes

Another 10-15 cuts have been made by UFC owners WME-IMG, and two noteworthy names were among those released this week.

Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes, both UFC hall of famers, have parted ways with the organization, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed. Since his retirement from the Octagon in 2010, Liddell has served as the UFC’s executive vice president of business development. Hughes, following his retirement in 2013, has served as vice president of athlete development and government relations.

"The UFC has been great to me," Hughes said. "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."

Liddell was unavailable for comment.

These cuts come about a month after 70-80 UFC employees, including some top executives, were let go by WME-IMG.

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