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#295210 - 10/20/06 12:45 PM oppinions on matt hughes
5353 Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 109
Loc: yongstown
just wondering. ithink matt is one of the best mma's but he is one of the most arrogant person i have ever seen. being that good at what you do i think would be humbling. what do you guys/girls think?
" not all who wonder are lost "

#295211 - 10/20/06 02:51 PM Re: oppinions on matt hughes [Re: 5353]
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Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 255
Loc: Auburn, Al.
Doesn't seem that arrogant to me, he always says that he will win before a fight, but every fighter does that. After each fight he compliments the other fighter in some way shape or forum.
"always paddle your own canoe." - Cord

#295212 - 10/20/06 03:08 PM Re: oppinions on matt hughes [Re: Spade]
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 109
Loc: yongstown
not about winning just the way he carries himself.
" not all who wonder are lost "

#295213 - 10/20/06 04:02 PM Re: oppinions on matt hughes [Re: 5353]
bo-ken Offline

Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 1228
Loc: beaver falls, PA, beaver
He backs up his mouth with skill in the cage so I can't hate him for that.

#295214 - 10/20/06 09:51 PM Re: oppinions on matt hughes [Re: bo-ken]
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I think he's a good all around guy. You have to act with some confidence and an almost arrogant messes with your opponent in my experience.
He's a great fighter anyway, and can definitely back up his talk as has been said.
watch wrestlers they all pretty much walk with arrogance.
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#295215 - 10/20/06 10:06 PM Re: oppinions on matt hughes [Re: Spade]
Borrek Offline

Registered: 01/05/06
Posts: 501
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI

Doesn't seem that arrogant to me, he always says that he will win before a fight, but every fighter does that. After each fight he compliments the other fighter in some way shape or forum.

you apparently didn't see the last episode of the ultimate fighter. I'll sum up one of the conversations

(the setting is a sushi restaurant where matt hughes has decided to take all of the fighters and trainers. George St.Pierre has been helping these guys train since day one, Matt Hughes is a week long guest coach. GSP is not staying close to Hughes because he knows they will be fighting and doesnt want to get buddy buddy at all)

Matt: Hey Georgie boy, why are you avoiding me? (said with that matt hughes trademark smug grin)

GSP: I'm not avoiding you (said with that "english as a second language" confusion of what is going on)

Matt: How bout we train later, you could teach me something

GSP: I'll teach you something if you teach me something (trying to salvage something civil out of a confrontational exchange)

Matt: How about I teach you a little arm-bar defense?

That, my friends, is a grade-A, first class jerkface in action.

#295216 - 10/20/06 11:13 PM Re: oppinions on matt hughes [Re: Borrek]
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Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 10818
Loc: North Carolina
I think it's more than a little absurd to draw an opinion of someone without knowing him personally.

What you see on TV isn't always real, just like everything in print isn't always true.


#295217 - 10/21/06 03:18 AM Re: oppinions on matt hughes [Re: 5353]
Cord Offline

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 11399
Loc: Cambridge UK.
How he projects himself is a measured decision. Remember Dana White has dropped people like Lindland for not being 'entertaining', despite the fact that he was winning and a real contender.
Hughes gets everyone talking (proved by this thread). I look beyond the smack talk pre-fight, and see how he has his brother in his corner, how he is always gracious regarding his oponent after the fight, and how his skill and toughness have made him the champion he is today.

Does he get in trouble for assaulting police officers in bar brawls (Penn)? No.

Does he lose so badly that he takes a swing at the ref (Baroni)? No

Does he 'dig a grave' at the feet of his still unconscious oponent as he gets medical care (Ortiz)? No

He has been at the top for a long time now, his only real threat, BJ Penn couldn't put him down, and then tore his abs open with the effort of trying to choke him out, and he toughed it out.

I think we might all become a little brash in his position.
Don't let the door hit ya' where the good lord split ya'

#295218 - 10/21/06 04:19 AM Re: oppinions on matt hughes [Re: Borrek]
Dereck Offline

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10416
Loc: Great White North
I always found him a little arrogant but I cannot deny that he is a good fighter. I did watch this episode and agree that Matt was trying to get his digs in with GSP. I think Matt can be a A-Class A-Hole but so can others I guess.

#295219 - 10/21/06 10:36 AM Re: oppinions on matt hughes [Re: 5353]
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Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 2257
Loc: Northern California, USA
I agree with Matt Cera he is a typicall jock. Very competitive as he is an athlete. Likes to stur the pot a lot. Very skillful and powerful that goes w/o saying. Seriouly lacks stand up skills in my opinion.
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