"I absolutely, positively want Matt Hughes to retire," White on Thursday told a small group of assembled media following a news conference for UFC on FOX 4. "What else is there to accomplish? The guy's done everything. He's been a staple in this organization for a long time. He's been f------ awesome. There's nothing left to prove."
"It's so hard for these guys to say 'I'm retired.' It's so hard. The same thing with Chuck, I'm going through it with Matt."
"I would like Forrest to retire. There's nothing left for Forrest to prove, either. He won 'The Ultimate Fighter,' he's had an amazing career, he won the title when everyone thought he couldn't, he's made s--- loads of money, he's got a beautiful wife, he's got a baby.
"If you don't want to be a world champion and you're not in the mix, like I call it, why? What's the point?"
"I get it – it's hard to walk away from walking into the arena with the big crowds and all the s---. But there's a point in time when it's like, 'You've done your thing, man. You've had an amazing career, you've done great things – there's nothing left to prove.'
"He doesn't like hearing it. He doesn't want to hear me."
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