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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes is enjoying life outside the Octagon, taking his son on a recent expedition to Africa. One that included bagging and tagging a bunch of exotic animals that can't be found in the woods of Illinois.

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Oooooooohhhhhhhhh, Dan Hardy's not gonna like this!!!!!!

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I'd like to get the PG's reaction to this. I understand hunting for food but to me this is ridiculous. In addition to the antelope, Matt and his son also killed a zebra and a wildebeest. What are they going to do with the dead animals? They can't take them back to the States. I'm not a PETA advocate but this makes me angry.

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Posted by prophecy033

Oooooooohhhhhhhhh, Dan Hardy's not gonna like this!!!!!!



Yeah, he's already responded on twitter.

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Personal opinion on it, if its not for food, whats the point. Not something I agree with

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I'm not condoning this, but god damn those are some big ass animals.

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It's true though. There was no need to kill these things. Hunting is something I've always wanted to try but this is taking it to a level where it doesn't need to be taken. Most of my family is from Newfoundland and the majority of the men hunt. No one ever shoots without the intent to eat. Moose, rabbit, all that good stuff. They don't go around shooting shit just for the hell of it. That's where Hughes crosses the line imo.

And the zebra just sticks out in my head. Who the fuck shoots a zebra?

EDIT: Check this out if you didn't see the link at the bottom. There's a bunch of pictures on his website.

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Here's a comment from his website explaining Hughes' response to the question about where the meat went.

NateR Says:
September 19th, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Matt responded to the question of what was done with the meat in the forums:

http://www.matt-hughes.com/forums/showpost.php?p=194934&postcount=6

β€œIn Africa when you kill any animal the ranch keeps the meat and the hunter gets the hide and skull. when we were there we ate meat from hunts before us so we did get to try different animals. everything we had tasted very good. i think thats a good way to do it though. if i would have got the meat of the animals i would have donated it to a village. they waste nothing over there and have plenty of need for food.”

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Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

I'd like to get the PG's reaction to this. I understand hunting for food but to me this is ridiculous. In addition to the antelope, Matt and his son also killed a zebra and a wildebeest. What are they going to do with the dead animals? They can't take them back to the States. I'm not a PETA advocate but this makes me angry.



I'm sure he will take the hides back to the states and have them mounted for trophies. I do hunt, and I do fish. I do not waste anything, and I'm sure nothing is wasted on the hunts in Africa. Many people love hunting and fishing and experience an extreme rush from doing so. I do not enjoy killing animals, but hunting and fishing is something I choose to do. I will admit there are some disturbed savages out there who kill anything in site; these savages give other hunters a bad reputation.

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Posted by prophecy033

Oooooooohhhhhhhhh, Dan Hardy's not gonna like this!!!!!!



When is open season on ignorant, red neck, misguided, phony-Christian assholes? I would love to shoot some of those. matt-hughes.com/blog1/2012/09/

β€” Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) September 19, 2012

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Posted by Budgellism

It's true though. There was no need to kill these things. Hunting is something I've always wanted to try but this is taking it to a level where it doesn't need to be taken. Most of my family is from Newfoundland and the majority of the men hunt. No one ever shoots without the intent to eat. Moose, rabbit, all that good stuff. They don't go around shooting shit just for the hell of it. That's where Hughes crosses the line imo.

And the zebra just sticks out in my head. Who the fuck shoots a zebra?



Kinda wish I posted this after I had all the facts. Even the zebra part. Apparently hunting zebra in Africa is a big thing. Definitely not my thing, but who am I to judge.

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Looks like he is retired and enjoying it with his family.

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Posted by prophecy033

Oooooooohhhhhhhhh, Dan Hardy's not gonna like this!!!!!!



When is open season on ignorant, red neck, misguided, phony-Christian assholes? I would love to shoot some of those. matt-hughes.com/blog1/2012/09/

β€” Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) September 19, 2012



Hypocrisy at it's finest. He is accusing others of being "phony" Christians for hunting animals yet he goes on to say he would like to shoot humans.

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Posted by Dan Hardy

When is open season on ignorant, red neck, misguided, phony-Christian assholes? I would love to shoot some of those. matt-hughes.com/blog1/2012/09/



Actually it is pretty Christian to kill any animal you want (including homo sapiens in some cases). According to the theology "This is man's dominion and he can kill whatever animals he likes and he can treat the planet however he chooses because god gave it to man" ...Not saying I agree with that at all because it's nonsense since man is an animal himself and it does matter how we treat the planet and the other animals. But cmon Hardy, you're not coming off very knowledgeable on the subject by saying what Hughes is doing makes him a Phony-Christian to hunt animals. It is in fact in his holy book that he can hunt all he likes without heavenly intervention, whether that's a good thing or not is not really what I'm addressing.. I don't agree with this bronze age gibberish but I thought I'd straighten out the mess that Dana will probably want to "have a sit down" with you about later this week.

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Posted by Shawn91111

Personal opinion on it, if its not for food, whats the point. Not something I agree with



I think it is food, just not for Hughes.
Hughes gets the trophy parts (hide, antlers, etc...).

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I've hunted many times in the past. Some game animals are pests in NZ, like Red Deer and Wild Goats, as they destroy native flora and their numbers have gotten out of hand. I have no qualms about culling a pest, but if these guys are killing these animals for a fucking photo op, that's pretty sick. That antelope wasn't harming anything.

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