Originally Posted by Terror Kovenant
I don't think Kos would beat Matt. I definitely feel that Matt is the better fighter when it comes to grappling. Standing up Kos does definitely have an advantage. Fitch I guess would just dry hump him to sleep or something. So that really only gives about two guys in the division that can beat Matt, yet everyone tries to spin him as washed up
Way more than 2 guys can beat Hughes. GSP, Kos, Fitch, Shields, and Alves are givens. I don't know why you think Kos would get outgrappled by Hughes, I think their wrestling is about the same level but Kos is younger, stronger, faster so he has the edge there as well as a large edge standing.
Hughes stand up has improved, I'll give him that but let's not forget how bad it was. Even in it's improved state it still lags badly compared to the rest of the division. Hughes is not terrible, his win over Almeida was impressive but he is definitely not top 5 so a title shot SHOULD be out of the question. I say "should" because the UFC knows he is a draw so if he peeled off one more win it wouldn't shock me to see them give him another shot even though I think it would be a complete waste of time.