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Old 11-20-2006, 02:48 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I meant his gameplan in reference to him standing so much at the beginning of the round. It was a bad gameplan if he lost. Anybody who loses obviously had a bad game plan.
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:36 PM   #32 (permalink)
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It wasn't a bad gameplan bro!!!!!!!! Hughes tried for the takedown, he couldn't get close enough most of the time to even consider going for the shoot and when he did he got kicked in the head. In between rounds he must have known he didn't have much more to go on. Hughes wasn't fully recovered after round one, you could see his legs were rubbery and he was slightly glazed over.... he was saved by the bell. Matt Hughes probably should fight one more fight either against GSP or Penn and go out relatively gracefully. He's not gonna beat either of them, that is obvious as hell
Did you hear him talking about wanting to be like Chuck Liddell pre-fight? Hughes wanted to trade with GSP. He wanted to knock him out.

Two of his three take-down attempts were half-hearted and George stuffed him. The third was probably enough to floor every other WW in the UFC--not too many guys would even think to try the kind of sprawl GSP managed.

If you watch the first fight between these two Matt attempted a similar take-down but had deeper position and was able to keep George from kicking out both legs. He leaned him to one side as he picked him up. In this fight he tried to go right into him and allowed George to sprawl out.

Matt wasn't committed to taking down GSP, he wanted to strike. Mistake.
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:38 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Yeah he wanted to stand with GSP. He tried to tie up a few times which would've prolly led to a takedown but GSP was just to damn good. Damn he looked very focused and determined during the fight. Very Sharp
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:36 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Calm down ... I'm not attacking you personally ... it's just that when GSP said it, it was MORE believable given what we've seen him do on his feet ... this is not a case where i believe GSP is the be all end all of MMA, in fact I happen to think Penn and even perhaps Diego have a good chance of winning. I think the one poster didn't mean to single you out, it's just that some people get frustrated when others can't simply say he won fair and square
No no, I know you meant no harm man, the first paragraph was directed to the guy telling me to **** off. Sorry man I always seem to go off on you but I never do lol. I didnt mean to carry my anger off in the next paragraph my bad. I know GSP won fair and square, but I really don't think that my theory is that far-fetched. It's not rigging, it's just increasing the chance for a change, which is what the fans want. GSP definately won fair and square, but there are a lot of examples of fighters coming in with really dumb gameplans that sometime make you think "WTF are they doing?!?" I could have beat Matt that night. Not to sound cocky or anything but I really think I could beat Matt in a stand-up fight. I would love to try that would be cool. He looked like an amateur out there and honestly GSP didn't even look all that great. He really looked like he wasn't even trying, looked like he was sparring. I think I could beat Hughes in a kickboxing match and he is 2 weight classes above me haha.

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