Do you consider Matt Hughes a top ten WW of all time?

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Do you consider Matt Hughes a top ten WW of all time?

  1. Yes.

    96.2%
  2. No.

    3.8%
  1. GuanoApes

    GuanoApes Orange Belt Platinum Member

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    I vote no.

    He was the UFC champ in a green era of MMA. Sure, he was a legit NCAA wrestler and had black-belt level jiu-jitsu. But his striking was lousy. I don’t think he should be in the top 10 list of welterweights.

    I think the following guys can beat Hughes.

    1. GSP
    2. Tyron Woodley
    3. Johny Hendricks
    4. Ben Askren (Better wrestling credentials.)
    5. Josh Koscheck
    6. Thiago Alves
    7. BJ Penn
    8. Demian Maia (Bad style match-up for Hughes.)
    9. Carlos Condit (Maybe.)
    10. Rory MacDonald (Maybe.)
    11. Rick Story (Maybe.)
    12. Darren Till (Maybe.)
    13. Stephen Thompson (Maybe.)
    14. Robbie Lawler (Maybe.)
    15. Kamaru Usman (Maybe.)

    Also, I think Jon Fitch, Jake Shields, Nick Diaz, and Rousimar Palhares would be very competitive fights for him.

    Well, I’ve got 8 people that I think for sure would beat Hughes, and 11 that might be able to get the job done.

    170 pound division has improved significantly since 2006, and I think numerous fighters could beat him.

    What do you think?
     
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    ROIDZ Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    You must be new to MMA
     
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    Hughes is number 2 WW behind gsp
     
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    Lol he’s number two easily.
     
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    Matt Hughes is the consensus no 2. Just because you think he would lose to some of the modeen era fighters means absolutely shit. Fighters should be judged on their accomplishments not based on fantasy results of fantasy matchups by shertards
     
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  11. GuanoApes

    GuanoApes Orange Belt Platinum Member

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    Don’t forget, Renato Verissimo (who?) beat him at UFC 48. It was a bs decision though.
     
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    Is this a joke?

    Darren Till over Hughes?
     
  13. GuanoApes

    GuanoApes Orange Belt Platinum Member

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    Koscheck, Alves, and Penn exposed his striking. Woodley and Hendricks would knock Hughes the F out.
     
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    Sure. He was one of the few to beat the GOAT so he gets my vote. I personally can't even stand the man but he is a hall of farmer with 45 wins who helped pave the way for 90% of those guys. I would put him right under GSP on your list.

    Also why do you even have Ben Askren on there? He never fought anyone relevant and is not even in the UFC. He never even had the balls to prove himself and he makes it to number 4?
     
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    somethings wrong with you if you dont. theirs something wrong with you actually if he isnt at least top 5
     
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    Ok guys, I too laughed and called TS a retard when I first read this post. But hear me out.....

    I think TS doesn't understand that there is a difference between actual skill, and accomplishments.

    Matt Hughes is the second most dominant WW of all time and one of the most dominant fighters EVER in the early days of the sport. You HAVE to put him in the top 3 at WW

    But as accomplished as he is.....he wasnt that good when you compare him to guys today. If he was in his prime he probably wouldnt crack the top 10 I'm today's WW. I think this is what TS means but failed to communicate properly.
     
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    I’d place him at #2.

    I’d say he was most dominant though.
     
  19. GuanoApes

    GuanoApes Orange Belt Platinum Member

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    That’s not my top ten WW list. Just ten guys in no specific rank who I think could handle Matt Hughes.
     

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