How would prime Matt Hughes fare against the current WW top 5?

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  1. GrayArea

    GrayArea Purple Belt

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    Usman: 50-43 or possibly TKO win for Usman

    Woodley: KO win for Woodley inside two rounds

    Colby: 50-45 win for Colby

    Masvidal: 50/50, all comes down to if Matt has the cardio to wrestle for 5 rounds. Mas would sleep him once they stood for a few minutes

    Edwards: 50-45/49-46 win for Edwards. Better cardio, striking, and larger

    What do you guys think? The game and division has evolved a lot since Matt’s best days
     
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  2. Dan177

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    Getting hit by a train will hinder your fighting ability so he would lose to all of them
     
  3. pookiyama

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    0-10 against the top ten
     
  4. DeathStroke

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    Agreed with you up until Mas. People forget that he wasnt a prospect 2 fights ago. The hype train is out of control.
     
  5. DeathStroke

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    George as in GSP? You on crack or something? I'd pick prime GSP over everyone in the top 15 confidently.
     
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    ThunderStruck Geodor GemeSianenPo

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    LOL.
     
  7. Bjjpitbull8

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    GSP runs through everyone like a hot knife through butter at WW. It would not even be close.
     
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    Prime? Unfortunately he never learned to blend his striking effectively to handle any of them.
     
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    ThunderStruck Geodor GemeSianenPo

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    You realize that Usman barely has any striking and hes the champ?
     
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  10. BHR

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    dude is overrated as fuck to small for the division got away with it back then b/c the sport was new hes 5'9 he would lose to all of them even in his prime 55ers now would give him trouble as shown when bj beat him

    gsp is goat would treat all of them like children
     
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    170 is wrestler heavy now with the guys in the division just being larger than they were back when hughes was king

    he would not be the champ, im comfortable in saying that. as far as ranking id say he'd be in the bottom top 10, maybe crack the top 5 with the right fights. just a lot of guys that are superior strikers and also bigger than guys he was used to dealing with
     
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    Not very well, the division has greatly evolved
    Usman is a well rounded mixed martial artist
     
  13. TheAmericanGazelle

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    The guys at the top can (almost all) match his wrestling, with equal or better cardio and better striking (even Colby).

    He would do very badly.

    GSP however, would roll everyone in his prime. 50-45s for days yo.
     
  14. MartinGibson86

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    GSP loses to Usman, T Wood, WB, Gastelum, and Lawler.
    He quit at the right time then cherey-picked Bisping.
     
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    Well if a prime Hughe's chin is in tact, neither Woodly nor Usman would be able to dominate him in wrestling.
     
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    George who?
     
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    How far out of prime do you think he was when he was gifted the Hendricks fight?
     
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  18. TheAmericanGazelle

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    About four years or so.
     
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    He fought in a division below ww. Of course he wouldn’t.
     
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    It will be a Trainwreck.
     
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    Yea right.
     
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