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View Poll Results: Matt Hughes: Love or Hate?

Love him 19 28.79%
Hate him 25 37.88%
Dont Really Care 22 33.33%
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't quite agree with your assessment there...the sport has evolved so much in the last few years, I mean 20 years from now, are you gonna discredit Michael Jordan as the best ever just because some new player is at the top of his game? Matt Hughes was the best and most dominant fighter of his time, he was ahead of everyone. You can't really measure greatness by comparing head-to-head skills since the sport is evolving so much.

Edit: didn't see your post there aaronnyman
I totally agree that Hughes is the best WW of all time right now cuz he has proven himself so many times for such a long period of time. But at the same time, Wilt Chamberlain was once considered the greatest of all time in basketball, then along comes some guy named Michael Jordan. Like GMW said, I think it's a matter of interpretation.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I love to watch Hughes fight and think he's an amazing fighter.

However he gets on my nerves at times which is why I put I don't care.

Hughes has amazing skills though he is the greatest champion in the history of the WW division not the greatest WW but the best champion which is an important point to make.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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the way he acts outside the octagon unfortunately makes me think poorly of him, even though hes abilities and what he has achieved inside the octagon is amazing.

if he wasnt such a dick my opinion of him would be different.. haha..
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
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as a person i can't stand hughes i really cant though as a fighter i do enjoy watching his fights. I chose hate obviously
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I'd personally agree with Jdun, GSP is the best ever, because he is the best fighter ever. He wouldn't be the greatest champion, the most prolific but he is the best WW, in terms of skill and capability, to ever compete, and therefore he is the greatest WW of all time. It's just a matter of interepretation really.
I understand your logic, but usually when you use the term "Greatest (insert title here) Ever," you are usually speaking in terms of legacy, longevity of success, and number of successful title defenses, depending on the sport, as most major sports (football,basketball,etc.) rarely have teams win consecutive championships. In the cases of MMA or Boxing, title defenses are a huge factor to consider. As of right now, GSP does not have that legacy. I'm not denying that GSP is more talented than Hughes was in his prime, but unitl GSP has more successful title defenses and legendary fights as Matt Hughes, I will not consider GSP the Greatest Welterweight of all time. Maybe the most talented, but not the greatest at this time.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:41 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I never liked him and never will. I don't even like him enough to give a reason why I don't like him lol
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:48 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I loved watching him fight in his prime. His fights with Newton and Trigg were epic. Some of the things he did were a little off. The T-shirt thing was just being ignorant. Some of the things he did on TUF weren't the best, but I didn't think he was a jerk like Shamrock. Also you need to understand that those shows are heavily edited. My sister has a friend who is a writer for a reality show. They go through the tapes and decide how to frame different people on the show. They decide who is going to be the bad guy and make them one.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:31 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Great fighter a few years ago but I've always hated him and his stupid red face.
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Matt Hughes is my favourite Welterweight easily, and one of my favourite fighters Period.

I went to UFC 85, was so gutted watching that flying knee
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