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Old 10-29-2006, 04:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It didn't look to be forced or scripted at all. Maybe GSP was seriously just not impressed? But GSP seems to be a very nice and humble guy. I doubt he would mean to be so rude after Hughes' victory. He might just wanted to get under Hughes' skin a little. He punked him out on national television. What better way to upset someone
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think one reason he avoided a training session w/ Hughes on TUF 4 was to avoid giving his techniques and such away. I also think that he felt uncomfortable around Hughes and that was probably the main reason he left the session. Understandibly, these guys have huge fight coming up. It's the biggest fight of GSP's career and if he wins, his life will change forever. Matt has got to be in his head a little bit; how could he not be? The advantage will be w/ Hughes b/c he's been there many more times - winning the title and defending it.
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Matt goes into fights with a whatever happens, happens attitude, noone gets in his head , if anything Hughes is in GSP's head just like the first time
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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How can GSP words after the fight be scripted? For that to happen they would have had to have fixed the fight so that hughes would win and make so that he had a shitty performance during the fight before he got the win.


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Well if you watch the fight, you see someone tell GSP something and he shakes his head "yea" and smiles and then starts to walk up to the octagon. It doesn't have to be fixed for it to be scripted, it was either a last minute command from someone, or they told him "IF Hughes wins, go up there and say this". He doesn't even sound sincere at all when he's saying it, just sounds like he is reading it straight off a teleprompter. It was obvious it was scripted and it the fight didn't have to be fixed. I bet they told him no matter who wins, go up there and say you're not impressed (or something similar depending on how the fight actually went) so we can use it for the countdown. The main reason I strongly feel it was scripted is because the camera man cut to GSP a little too early and like I said you could see him talking to someone and says "yea" (like "ok") and then walks up there. If you have it taped or something watch it you will see what I am talking about,

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Old 10-29-2006, 04:47 AM   #15 (permalink)
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im sure him coming to the ring in sort of a challenging way was something that was gonna happen (like when wandi called out chuck and chuck was right there to get in his face then walked away smileing). and hughes gave him somethin to talk about when he was being unimpressive.
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:07 AM   #16 (permalink)
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ye it sounded like gsp was reading the performance comment of a peice of paper. i wonder if hughes knew that gsp would say that and they were all in on it together. lol then no one is getting under anybodys skin, except maybe hughes because he beat gsp before and when he called him out on tuf 4.
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1) I think it's pretty hard for a fighter at this level to be faked out by mind games.

2) I don't think it's a stretch to think that GSP was told before the fight that they'd call him into the ring to say something to Hughes after the fight.

3) About the 'forced'-sounding comments: GSP is French Canadian with a pretty strong accent. His English doesn't have the same cadence and inflection of someone who speaks English as their first language.

3a.) GSP's a fighter, not an orator.

4) I don't think GSP is in Hughes' head, either, but it seems every time someone (that is, anyone who is not Chuck Liddell) says "I'm going to beat him up and knock him out", they come in over-aggressive and lose.
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I think both will be apprehensive to a certain degree both are excellent fighters, Matt Hughes begins with a typical Jock attitude gving the impression he truly believes he is unbeatable etc but once in the ring he does seem to switch into an incredible focus before the bell. GSP is a completely different man in the ring appears humble outside but inside a person that knows he has the abilities to beat his opponent, the fight if a battle of wills may go in Hughes favour because he truly believes in himself the question is can GSP match that?
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Well if you watch the fight, you see someone tell GSP something and he shakes his head "yea" and smiles and then starts to walk up to the octagon. It doesn't have to be fixed for it to be scripted, it was either a last minute command from someone, or they told him "IF Hughes wins, go up there and say this". He doesn't even sound sincere at all when he's saying it, just sounds like he is reading it straight off a teleprompter. It was obvious it was scripted and it the fight didn't have to be fixed. I bet they told him no matter who wins, go up there and say you're not impressed (or something similar depending on how the fight actually went) so we can use it for the countdown. The main reason I strongly feel it was scripted is because the camera man cut to GSP a little too early and like I said you could see him talking to someone and says "yea" (like "ok") and then walks up there. If you have it taped or something watch it you will see what I am talking about,
Maybe to someone from Ohio, a French-Canadian accent sounds that way. But I'm in Canada, spent the first 11 years old my life in Montreal, and have met GSP, and trust me, he always sounds that way. His English is poor, plain and simple.

I think the whole talk of it being scripted for the sake of making preview videos is rediculous.
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Old 10-29-2006, 10:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Well if you watch the fight, you see someone tell GSP something and he shakes his head "yea" and smiles and then starts to walk up to the octagon.
Yup I saw that too. I read somewhere that he was told to say that to hype up the fight and actually let Matt know afterwards and apologize to him.
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