Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
Not quite, Hughes fought in a completely different era, they've got common opponents in Sherk and Penn and both guys finished BJ the second time around, GSP finished Sherk where as Hughes fought him to a decision.
Fitch and Alves just recently got finished but it was a long, long time in between them, the Koscheck fight should have been stopped also but for some reason they let it go on and let Koscheck suffer serious damage to his eye.
And besides, GSP's finished Hughes twice himself, GSP is clearly the more dominant of the two.
GSP beat Hughes after Hughes prime, and Hughes finished GSP as well in that regard.
Whether Fitch/Alves got finished before or after is irrelevant, both are in the same state they were when they fought him, and both have been finished - they are finish-able opponents.
I agree on the different era, but you can't judge on that. Hughes fought the best in his division by far at the time, the same way GSP fights the best in his division by far at his time. If we went like that, Liddell, Tito, Wandy, CC, Fedor, and anyone else who were dominant years back don't count in any GOAT discussion or any such thing, and GSP/Jones/Anderson won't count 5-10 years from now when even better fighters than them are on top. That's silly.