GSP says the game has passed by old-timer Hughes
By Steve Cofield
He's one of the true gentlemen of the sport, but you had to expect UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre would fire back at Matt Hughes after the former champ ripped his performance at UFC 87.
In interviews and on his blog, Hughes repeatedly said that he thought GSP's fight was boring and that he looked smaller physically.
Was Hughes angered by the fact that St. Pierre said the Fitch fight was the toughest of his career?
"(Hughes) was not the toughest fight," stated St. Pierre when asked the question by Joe Ferraro of The Fan 590 in Toronto. "You just have to look at the result of the fights. Jon Fitch is part of the new breed of mixed martial arts fighters. He's at another level than these guys. (The older fighters) don't realize that sometimes."
GSP also went on to say that Hughes had better get back his hunger if he expects to beat Matt Serra down the road.
"If Matt Hughes stays the same as his last couple fights, he's gonna lose. He looked like he didn't do the sacrifice to be ready for the fight (against Thiago Alves at UFC 85). Mentally, he didn't look like he had the drive anymore."
St. Pierre told Ferraro that because of the injuries suffered against Fitch, he can't train for three more weeks. He's planning on taking a trip to Brazil before getting back to the gym on a full-time basis.