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Old 09-07-2011, 05:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I personally like Matt Hughes a lot. His interviews are always good, especially at expos and fan stuff. His fights are usually pretty awesome and in his prime he was a wrecking machine beating GSP when GSP was a young and hungry fight stopper. Many great fights with GSP, Penn, Sherk, Trigg, Newton, etc. I'll always been a fan and hes one of the greatest alongside the old guard of the UFC.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Personally never read his book (nor would I), but you have to ask yourself if GSP wrote a book and someone that is biased did a synopsis of it and it contained half of what was mentioned to be in Hughes' book, would people believe the synopsis? I doubt it. The synopsis might be biased but it isn't far fetched to most that are familiar with Matt's personality (which of course we only get snippets from).
So, because you find that a synopsis of his book by Sean McCorkle (written during his, "The Hater" period) initially seems plausible, it's evidence that he's a douche?

I'm not trying to change anyone's mind about Hughes. He seems like a cocky douche plenty of the time. But this is like someone using a story from The Onion as evidence.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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There is no fighter I dislike more in MMA than Matt Hughes.

Basically he is just a shitty human being.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:21 PM   #24 (permalink)
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With regards to the "Matt Hughes is not a nice man" thread, that whole excerpt was written by Sean McCorkle on the Underground, and McCorkle's essay or whatever has several fallacies and exxagerations.

I've read the book myself, twice actually. Once before I saw McCorkle's post, and once afterwards to look at it more in-depth.

From reading Matt's book and developing an honest opinion, the guy seems like someone who has an ego problem. Matt also strikes me as someone who is sheltered and naive, as well as having a bit of xenophobia. From McCorkle's essay, it makes Matt Hughes seem like a criminal, which is very far from the truth.

I think what people find off-putting about Hughes is that he represents the oft-antequated "down home country boy" stereotypical Midwesterner who spent most of his teenage years in a locker room and in a barn. People are turned off by this image because it represents an unfriendly, strict and close-minded culture that has created strife in the past. Also, Matt's vehement profession of his faith in a state/country where religion is declining and secular beleifs are on the rise is bound to get under the skin of others. It's easy to see why people don't like Matt Hughes.

I don't hate Matt Hughes but rarely do I root for him. The only time I was disgusted with him was when he tried to pass out Bibles and compared himself to a prominent biblical figure. You have to have a HUGE ego to do that.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:31 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Probably top 5 most hated fighters.

But I think a lot of people hate bisping, Tito, sonnen etc more.

The thing is that Hughes is a great fighter. But he's kind of a hypocrite and a huge piece of shit. Chael sonnen is kind of the same way, great fighter and a huge piece of shit. I hate bisping but if I had to save one out of the three from certain death it'd be bisping and I'd call him a ***** and probably give him shit about the hendo fight. But he's a half decent person, Hughes and sonnen are the kind the world would be better off without.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:34 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I have no emotional ties to him.

I don't dislike him or like him. I think he was a great champion and deserves a crap load of respect as a fighter and as a person who has been involved to such a degree in the sport.

As a person, I really have no comments.

I will say, however, that Bisping, as others have said, is hated quite a lot.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:52 PM   #27 (permalink)
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most disliked fighter

Eh, I don't know most people don't really know to much about his personal history and he doesn't get the boo's other fighters have or even a rabid minority of fans who hate Hughes.

For me the top ten hated fighters are...

Bisping
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Hughes is disliked because he comes across as very opinionated, self centered and arrogant. There aren't very many people that find those qualities likable.

He also makes feeble excuses every time he loses a fight, I don't think he has ever just said he got beat by a better fighter in his life.

The bible thing also makes it seem like he is pushing his religion on people, and again, a quality very very few people like, even Christians.

Maybe he has just been spun that way by the press, maybe he is much more likable in private life, but I doubt it. I've heard more people say the opposite, that in person he still comes across as giant douchebag.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:33 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Hughes is disliked because he comes across as very opinionated, self centered and arrogant. There aren't very many people that find those qualities likable.

He also makes feeble excuses every time he loses a fight, I don't think he has ever just said he got beat by a better fighter in his life.

The bible thing also makes it seem like he is pushing his religion on people, and again, a quality very very few people like, even Christians.

Maybe he has just been spun that way by the press, maybe he is much more likable in private life, but I doubt it. I've heard more people say the opposite, that in person he still comes across as giant douchebag.
As much as I despise sticking up for Hughes in anyway...after GSP/Hughes 3 he said "No excuses, he's a better fighter".
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:37 PM   #30 (permalink)
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i cant speak for others but for me its

1. sonnen
2. hughes
3. koscheck

i dont ever remember any of these guys humbling themselves in any way like bisping did by admitting he was being a 'wanker' on tuf

these 3 guys are pretenders, bisping is genuine, i dont think many people can handle that
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