One of the most honest fighters to weigh in on events and all things MMA, the “most dominant welterweight of all time” Matt Hughes has recently weighed in on his thoughts regarding Georges St. Pierre as of recent, see below:
“As for the GSP/Shields fight, I really believed GSP was going to tear Shields up. The fight didn’t go like I thought it would at all. Let me tell everybody now, I like GSP, he’s a good guy and he’s somebody I wouldn’t mind sitting next to on a plane ride or at a supper table. So don’t think that I’m talking out of bitterness for the two losses, I’m speaking through experienced eyes that have been in these situations. GSP actually looked worse in this fight than I’ve ever seen him before. I really feel like Georges fights not to lose, he just doesn’t fight to win anymore. I like Georges, I like watching him fight, I wish there was some way I could help him to get that hunger back inside of him. Georges has the potential of being so much better than what we’ve seen recently. If Jake had won one more round he would have won the fight, based on how the judges scored it. So an interesting fight and a little disappointing at being the last fight of the night.”
Matt Hughes is 1-3 with the Canadian champion overall, and has received two of the last finishes we have seen from GSP other than Matt Serra and an in between rounds white flag from Penn and company in their last battle. Is Matt Hughes Rushing to judgement, or is his opinion and thoughts on this warranted? I for one think it’s coming from the wrong person, but he’s simply stating what most of the MMA world is thinking. GSP, is simply not RUSHING to finish ANYONE lately.