Originally Posted by Alex_DeLarge
It's possible but I cant see it. Hughes has all the confidence in the world going in this fight, and BJ is coming off a loss from GSP (the original number one contender) so that cant feel good.
BJ is definitely the better striker but he doesnt completely overmatch Hughes. I can see this fight going 4 or last the entire 5 rounds with just a bunch of ground work and submission attempts, but I'll say Hughes in unanimous decision.
Hughes has confidence but so does BJ Penn! His loss to Georges was Razor thin! When Georges went to the hospital BJ went to the bar! If he could do that to St. Pierre imagine what he'll do to Matt!
You forget that this isn't just some brutal sport where everyones out to kill each other. Its much more like a game of physical chess.-looney liam