Congrats to GSP
Without delving into character analyses that others have in this thread, I can honestly say that was an excellent performance by "Rush".
I am disappointed that people are so focused on those two unintentional groin strikes. Realistically, as has been said before Hughes could have had twenty minutes or twenty hours to recover, so if he wasn't ready to fight he should have waited. St. Pierre even started kicking with his right leg to avoid this occurring again, so it's my belief that this was not intentional, nor used as a "tool" to win the fight.
Talking about the fight, he was beaten by a faster, equally powerful, and more focused fighter.
I like both Hughes and St. Pierre. Both come from a working class background and have used their prodigious physical talents and hard work to gain success. Both have fought through adversity to get where they are.
My only negative thing to say about Matt Hughes, is that next time they fight, maybe he shouldn't concentrate on smiling at St. Pierre so much after St. Pierre gives him a good shot. Jason "Mayhem" Miller did the same thing and ended up with a kick to the face. Really, it seems to further motivate St. Pierre.
Hughes is a future hall-of-famer and legend in UFC. St. Pierre is now the "next one". I am sure barring complacency, he will successfully defend his title with authority and equal Hughes in his run of title defences.
There will be a rubber match between the two, and I strongly believe that St. Pierre will triumph over Hughes again. Maybe not in the same way, but ultimately, he worked so hard to get where he is, and I think he won't forget how hard it was to get there anytime soon.
Next one is Liddell vs. Ortiz. I'm pre-rooting for Liddell.