Aaron Hughes has revealed he was convinced not to retire from international football by Northern Irelands run to the last-16 of Euro 2016. The 36-year-old was without a club when he began his countrys first major tournament in 30 years and was deciding whether or not to quit having reached his 100th cap.However, having played in three of the four games for Michael ONeills men, Hughes found the experience a rejuvenating one that swayed him to stay on for the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. I was half thinking about calling it a day after the Euros because I didnt know how it was going to go, the former Newcastle and Fulham defender admitted. Aaron Hughes was contemplating retiring from international football But being involved in it and having played and getting the desire back and playing in those big stadiums, it lit the fire again and I was like, I cant retire. I went back and said, We arent staying in Australia, I have to keep playing. And then it was a case of seeing what my options were.Hughes has since joined Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters for their three-month season and has been named captain of his new side. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. Despite having had the chance to move back to English football with Sky Bet League One side Oldham, Hughes says the opportunity to play in India with crowds of 60,000 was too tempting for him and says he has been fascinated by other aspects of life on the subcontinent, in particularly the roads. If you are walking to school you use it, lorries use it, if you are pulling a cart, you use it, animals use it and the cow up there is worshipped, he added. It is a sacred animal so it does what it wants. It could be lying in the middle of the road. No one moves it; you drive around it. There are no rules on the road. 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UFC president Dana White said there were talks with Toronto, Las Vegas, Sweden and several other U.S. cities about holding the Jones-Gustafsson card. White said the decision to go to Vegas was a business decision. "Its a massive fight," White told The Canadian Press on Friday after the UFC 175 weigh-in. "Lets just say Vegas made a lot of sense," he added. "When you have big fights, there are some cities that want big fights worse than other cities do. And Im not saying thats the case with Toronto but Vegas really wanted this fight." He said he could not announce the exact venue because the deal was not done yet. The UFC usually holds fights at the MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay. While the venues in Vegas are smaller than the Air Canada or Bell Centre, they can charge higher prices. Casinos also welcome the show for the business they bring in. Asked if the UFC 178 venue wouldd be one of the normal Vegas venues, White said: "Should be, yeah.dddddddddddd" In January, the UFC announced plans to hold five shows in Canada in 2014: Halifax, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver. Vancouver and Quebec City have taken place and a UFC spokesman said the planned Oct. 4 televised Fight Night card at the Halifax Metro Centre is still a go. Tom Wright, managing director for UFC operations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, said the Toronto show will be pushed back to 2015. As for the planned Dec. 6 show at Montreals Bell Centre, Wright said the UFC had dates reserved for both December and March and should have a decision in several weeks on which it will choose. Wright attributed the changes to the need for fluidity in the fight game. Asked what his message was to Canadian fans in the wake of the schedule upheaval, White said: "Love you guys. I love Canada. I probably couldnt say it enough. 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