GSP vs. Hughes II: Why Didn't Matt Go For Takedowns?
Before i start, i just would like to refrain all the gsp "nuthuggers"(is that forum term, because i dont get it..) to reply stuff like "cuz gsp is the best!!" And sorry for starting the 100th post on that fight..
Matt Hughes is mostly 1 dimensional : GnP.
GSP was in TKO a very well rounded fighter, but like most TKO stars(Loiseau for example), he is very good standing up, and Matt Hughes has to know that for sure, even by just watching his ufc fights.
Im not saying Hughes should of gone for takedowns right away, gsp was ready for it, but was Hughes so confident in his "new" stand up skills that he figured that his best strategy would be to stand up and wait for a perfect moment to take him down?
My opinion : Hughes had confidence that his stand up skills would be enough to be ok standing up and wait for a mistake to take him down, and i dont see why he would think that. I think he realised it after getting rocked, and he went for desperate takedowns when it was too late.