I have a ton of respect for Serra. I've gone over this on many threads, but I'm going to do it again. I'll only put out my positive feelings on both of them this time.
- Great coach
- cares about his guys
- beat GSP
- beat GSP well
- stands up for his mentors (Gracies), friends, and himself
- he is a fighter with a fighter's personality
- he is fairly well rounded
- good Hughes impression
- good fighter
- funny chuckle
Okay, so I may like Serra a lot more than Hughes, but I tried to stay objective. Honestly, my cons for Hughes would have negated the pros anyway. I know Serra is abrasive and annoying. I know he says "dick" a lot. But besides all that, I think he's a stand-up guy who deserves to be where he is. I hope Hughes doesn't try too hard with his coaching career. I just don't think it's right for him. Back to the comparison, I do think Hughes is a more talented fighter than Serra. I do not dispute that. I think personality is what is on trial here.
To put it in Pulp Fiction terms, Serra is a dog, and Hughes is a pig. Personality goes a long way, and I don't dig on swine.