Please conduct ALL of your discussion in regards to Matt Hughes taking on Ricardo 'Big Dog' Almeida at UFC 117 in this thread. All threads made in regards to this fight will be merged into this one.
As much as i think the almeida votes are out of hughes hate, i still think super chin won't win, hughes realizes his strengths, and we saw him destroy renzo as such, i doubt almeida will do much better.
http://www.mmamania.com/"I think Ricardo will be hungry for this fight, I’ve beaten two Gracies and a teammate and, back about ten years ago, I beat Ricardo himself in a grappling match in Abu Dhabi. So on one hand he’s got a lot of motivation and on the other he sees what I just listed and knows I’m a threat. I think he will come at me hard and try to get me down to the ground somehow. He wants to be on top of me, but I’m sure if he’s on the ground he’ll be happier than on his feet."
True he's never been a stand up fighter however he has made a lot of progress in his striking and its not like Almeida's striking is top notch either. Speaking of this fight (as Matt was doing) Id say he dose have the advantage striking.Yeah, who would wamt to stand and bang with the legendary stand-up of Matt Hughes... :sarcastic12:
LOlz...he said "D" level striking. Oh man that's harsh.I doubt Hughes has any confidence in his d level striking. But Matt is a little hard to understand at times so maybe he feels comfortable in this fight.