Thanks to jcmeagher for his video of the St.Pierre fight on google...
UFC_65_-_Matt_Hughes_vs_Georges_St._Pierre_-_www.fight2live.net.wmv - Google Video
First of all, forget this Franklin / Silva comparison, like Hughes wasnt Hughes or some conspiracy, thats crap.
I didnt see anything particularly odd about Hughes, and as some have already mentioned, he always hugs his trainers before the fight...
When they first started trading shots I give Hughes credit for having the balls to try and strike with Rush but that was just foolish.
The high 5 Hughes gave George for trying the reverse kick to the stomach made me laugh, started to think Matt was more down to earth than I thought!!! Very cool shit
Then these 2 "Groin shots" ahem... GIVE ME A B R E A K
Those hit the inside of Hughes left leg. BOTH OF THEM. I replayed them a HUNDRED TIMES they didnt come close to hitting Hughes there. Unless he has an 18 inch **** maybe>?
Eats an knee for trying to shoot the first time...
Eats a fist for trying to shoot the second...
Matt laughs cause he realizes he cant shoot in on Rush, eats a Super - Tiger punch for breakfast and gets knocked down but saved by the close of round 1 before he gets Ko'd completely. Hughes is trying to figure out where he is, and Rush is pacing the cage like a wild animal...
How they gave it 10 - 9 was beyond me
, it was a 10 - 8 round
at a minimum... whatever.
Round 2... Hughes shoots in again and realizes it isnt going anywhere, so tosses in a couple knees and back away.
Hughes actually appears to be gassing!!! Rush comes in and throws a few legs kicks in and drops Hughes to the ground, Rush backs away and lets Hughes back up...
Matt trys shaking off the cobwebs and keeps trying to trade with George but eats a kick to the side of the head, followed by a half dozen punches and a half dozen elbows before Big John stops it.
Ok so here goes... OMFG Hughes got OWNED! You could see how Hughes got more and more frustrated, cause he couldnt trade with him, and kept getting his takdowns stuffed in his face!
Sorry Hughes fans, this was plain and simple PWNAGE
There wont be a next time cause Matt was completely made a fool of.
I give Hughes all the credit in the world, hes one HELL of a fighter, but hes finished with St Pierre in that division. He better move weight classes or retire as rumored. I wouldnt suggest he retire though, he has a couple years left in him Im sure, better forget rush though
I cant wait to see what the nuthuggers have to argue this one lol