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Old 02-12-2013, 04:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Matt Hughes is a prick. There is a reason why so many people have nothing good to say about him.

Rich Franklin would have been the far better choice (if there was ever a choice).
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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- Former Middleweight champion with two successful defenses
- Holds notable wins over Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, Yushin Okami, Matt Hamill, Nate Quarry, Travis Lutter, Jorge Rivera, and Ken Shamrock. That's a pretty decent list, in my opinion
- Only losses are against former Zuffa champions, including a questionable decision loss to Dan Henderson and a competitive fight with a much larger Forrest Griffin.
- Veteran of 20 UFC fights, pro MMA competitor for 14 years.
- Never been submitted

To say Rich Franklin isn't accomplished or hasn't beaten anyone of note is honestly pretty ridiculous. The man's a legend and a surefire future UFC HoFer.
I'll concede that I think Hughes had a better career. His resume speaks for itself, and I think Matt could beat a lot of guy if he were still fighting today.


Franklin will probably get an ambassador position of some sorts, if I had to guess. I can't imagine Rich being too interested in being a "Code of Conduct" guy. Matt's the kind of ethnocentric douchebag who probably relishes in enforcing his personal moral code on others.
Very well said. Rep coming your way.

As for what Dan said. He didn't really say anything out of line. He mearly said he didn't like Matt Hughes and that nobody does. Although he did give Matt credit in terms of his fighting ability. At the start of the interview he said theres alot of things about MMA that he loves but theres also a lot he doesn't like. I wonder what those things about MMA he doesn't like are?
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Did everyone bashing Hardy even watch the interview? lol

He spoke nothing but the truth and answered questions that were asked. He didn't bring Hughes up. Hardy may call himself an Outlaw and look like a 'punk' but he's easily one of the most intelligent and well spoken guys in the sport.
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They actually wanted a fighter who had beaten somebody decent in their career. Franklin doesn't count.
What exactly is your definition of a "Decent" fighter? Apparently both are definitions are completely different if you think Rich beat nothing but tomato cans.

As for Matt Hardy, he hasn't said anything about Matt Hughes that hasn't already been said. Hughes is a great athlete but he's also douchebag.
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Did everyone bashing Hardy even watch the interview? lol

He spoke nothing but the truth and answered questions that were asked. He didn't bring Hughes up. Hardy may call himself an Outlaw and look like a 'punk' but he's easily one of the most intelligent and well spoken guys in the sport.
Thought the same. And agreed.

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What exactly is your definition of a "Decent" fighter? Apparently both are definitions are completely different if you think Rich beat nothing but tomato cans.

As for Matt Hardy, he hasn't said anything about Matt Hughes that hasn't already been said. Hughes is a great athlete but he's also douchebag.


Weirdly enough Hughes and Jeff Hardy are actually good pals.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Shut up Dan. Just please, shut up.
Something along the lines of this, was going to be my initial reaction. We all know Hughes is a tool, we don't need Hardy saying it all the time though. Having watched the video though, I don't see any problem. Hardy strikes me as an articulate, intelligent guy and I always enjoy hearing him speak as a normal person, out with his persona.

You can't really argue with anything he says here apart from maybe ' if you kill animals you are sociopath', but then again, thats his opinion and he is entitled to it. I'm certainly closer to that one, than I am to going out and shooting living creatures with my own gun and hanging them up.

Effectively, he was posed questions by the journos and answered them clearly and concisely. He always has an interesting viewpoint on things.

Of far more note, is his comments about where he sees his future in the sport, and thats maybe where the headline of this thread should've lied, instead of plucking out the one line about Hughes that was a very small part of what this interview was about.
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Thought the same. And agreed.





Weirdly enough Hughes and Jeff Hardy are actually good pals.
Aw DAMMIT!

Just had a brainfart their for a second.LOL
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- Former Middleweight champion with two successful defenses
- Holds notable wins over Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, Yushin Okami, Matt Hamill, Nate Quarry, Travis Lutter, Jorge Rivera, and Ken Shamrock. That's a pretty decent list, in my opinion
- Only losses are against former Zuffa champions, including a questionable decision loss to Dan Henderson and a competitive fight with a much larger Forrest Griffin.
- Veteran of 20 UFC fights, pro MMA competitor for 14 years.
- Never been submitted

To say Rich Franklin isn't accomplished or hasn't beaten anyone of note is honestly pretty ridiculous. The man's a legend and a surefire future UFC HoFer.
I'll concede that I think Hughes had a better career. His resume speaks for itself, and I think Matt could beat a lot of guy if he were still fighting today.


Franklin will probably get an ambassador position of some sorts, if I had to guess. I can't imagine Rich being too interested in being a "Code of Conduct" guy. Matt's the kind of ethnocentric douchebag who probably relishes in enforcing his personal moral code on others.

Add to your list that hes the toughest man in the UFC, having continued to fight with part of his eyeball gouged out and KOing someone with a broken arm.
Plus hes been one of the most reliable, loyal, company men they've ever had. Hes fought everyone they've asked him to, hes been more than willing to step into fights when someone has pulled out, and he always shows up in shape and ready to go. Franklin is the best role model of a hard working American Dreamer.

It'd be a damn shame if they didn't find a good position for Franklin after he retires from fighting.
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I agree Hardy was very clear and concise, and I recognize he gave Matt credit for his accomplishments. But to arrive at the conclusion that someone is bad for the sport based on their preferences and public image is risky when your preferences and public image are to be questioned as well. I'm not sticking up for Hughes, clearly a lot of people who know him don't like him, I'm just saying I don't agree he is bad for the sport because he is outspoken about his religion and hunts animals.
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Hughes may be more accomplished in the ring, but he ain't even half the man Hardy is.
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