Know all details regarding the viral ‘Matt Hughes Pizza’ video, which presumably features MMA legend Matt Hughes
The ‘Matt Hughes pizza’ phenomenon initially emerged on TikTok and subsequently found its way onto Reddit and YouTube in various renditions. This viral trend had its origins in a TikTok video posted in September 2023 by the user @gddyzs. In the video, a clip from Drake’s On The Radar Freestyle featuring Central Cee was featured, where the word “Combination” was emphasized, eventually becoming a meme in its own right.
Matt Hughes Pizza video goes viral on Twitter, Reddit, TikTok
Why the ‘Matt Hughes Pizza’ video went viral?
The ‘Matt Hughes pizza’ video begins with an Italian flag image bearing the word ‘madness’ in black text. It then transitions to an image of a chef with the words ‘and badness’ written in text. However, the video takes an unexpected turn when it displays an image of a man using unconventional methods to prepare pizza dough, with the word ‘combination’ superimposed on it.
Matt Hughes really out here fucking pizza dough…and the pizza dough was gripping the dick. I just…
— I am Camazing! (@CammyDisco) March 22, 2018
Despite its bizarre content, the video gained immense popularity, amassing over 2 million likes, 49,000 comments, and 333,000 bookmarks. The video was accompanied by the caption: ‘tiktok this is fake not real,’ along with the hashtag #fakesituation. Interestingly, the video’s most noteworthy aspect is the top comment that sparked considerable attention, with someone exclaiming, ‘Ain’t that Matt Hughes.’ This comment garnered over 40,000 likes, leading to the video being affectionately dubbed the ‘Matt Hughes pizza’ video.
Why netizens have linked Matt Hughes with the bizarre video?
The reason behind the TikTok user’s belief that the individual in the video was Matt Hughes remains uncertain, especially considering that Matt Hughes has pursued a vastly different career path. Matt Hughes is renowned in the world of MMA and wrestling, having held the UFC Welterweight Championship twice and being honored with a place in the UFC Hall of Fame. He is widely celebrated as one of the greatest welterweight fighters in history and a standout pound-for-pound fighter in UFC history.
Nonetheless, numerous individuals rightly pointed out that the individual featured in the third image of the video is not Matt Hughes at all. Instead, they identified him as the British adult film actor Danny D. It remains unclear whether the image in the video has been altered or manipulated in any manner. Given the video’s caption, “TikTok this is fake not real,” the possibility of manipulation cannot be ruled out.