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I believe the friendship thing is a part of it, but I also see this a different way. I think there is another reason Serra would rather fight Hughes. The reason is that he would have a better chance to beat Hughes than he would GSP (This is no disrespect to Hughes).
If Serra fought Hughes he would at least have a chance to win(however small). In the stand-up they would be about equal though Hughes would have a definitive reach advantage. However we all know this would be a fight that would wind up on the ground. Serra wouldn't have much chance of taking Hughes down unless he caught his leg on a kick like GSP did, but Hughes could take Serra down whenever he damn well would feel like it, and sooner or later the wrestler instinct would kick in and he would. On the ground Serra would be out-sized, over-powered, and probably out-skilled too, but he would still have a chance of catching Hughes in a submission. Not much of a chance, but a chance nontheless.
I don't really give Serra a chance to beat GSP, I know anything is possible, but realistically it ain't going to. Unless Georges makes a huge mistake or decides to take the fight to the ground (major tactical error if he does this) himself, this fight will take place standing up and trading blows. Serra can't take GSP to the ground, no way no how. The fight will look a lot like Hughes vs. GSP 2 in that you will see Serra try to shoot a few takedowns and try to clinch GSP and get a bodylock/push him against the cage and Georges will stuff his takedowns and toss him off like a ragdoll each time. This will leave the fight as a striking match. Matt Serra cannot beat GSP in a striking match. Zero chance.
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