Originally Posted by speedythief
Georges sapped Hughes' platform strength with chopping leg kicks throughout the fight. He hit many inside and outside kicks including at least four or five high inner-thigh kicks that purpled Hughes. Hughes was battered by the kicks and eventually couldn't check them well enough. At one point GSP went for a kick above the knee, Hughes lifted to get over top of it, and GSP followed through and swept the other leg, flooring Hughes.
This is one of the main reasons Hughes couldn't get GSP down. George hurt Matt's legs and limited his explosiveness. The leg kicks, along with Hughes' poor gameplan and GSP's excellent sprawling and grappling, where the three main factors in the victory.
That follow through leg kick was great. Reminded me of when GSP did it to BJ penn, and penn efortless skipped with both legs, where as hughes got put to the matt.
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