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Matt Hughes or Jake Shields? Who's had the better career?

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  1. FMAxBoxing Blue Belt

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    Matt Hughes

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    Notable Wins:
    Georges St. Pierre
    Hayato Sakurai
    Matt Serra
    BJ Penn
    Sean Sherk
    Carlos Newton x2
    Royce Gracie
    Renzo Gracie
    Frank Trigg

    Notable Accomplishments: UFC Welterweight Champion twice with 7 title defenses altogether. UFC HOF,

    Jake Shieds

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    Notable Wins:
    Tyron Woodley
    Robbie Lawler
    Dan Henderson
    Demian Maia
    Carlos Condit
    Martin Kampmann
    Yushin Okami
    Paul Daley
    Mike Pyle
    Yoshihiro Akiyama
    Jason Miller

    Notable Accomplishments: Strikeforce MW Champion x1 Defenses, Elite XC WW Champion x1 Defenses, Shooto WW Champion.









    Who will you pick? ;)
     
  2. Straightcross Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Whenever I see Matt Hughes all I can think about is that story about him wanting to have sex with his wife right after she gave birth. What a sick fuck
     
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    Matt... Jake's career is incredibly underrated though. He's right up there with the best of 'em.
     
  4. Benoco Red Belt

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    Hughes is top ten all time.
     
  5. BoosieBoo Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Shields and it's not even close.
     
  6. I like Hughes more but Shields has the better win list. Woodley, Hendo, Condit, Kampmann, Daley, Lawler, I mean half those guys are still relevant and 2 of them were WW champs this year!!
     
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    How "right after"? We talking about a week later or are we talking doctor slapping baby in the background?
     
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    Between that and the brokeback barn bro story, this dude has a chromosome missing
     
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  10. Two guys with pretty much god awful striking. Hughes propably evolved it a bit better.

    I am biased towards Hughes here.

    Hughes overall competition was maybe a little bit lower back in the early 2000's, but he was more dependable to put on a good fight.

    Jake had some impressive 'wins', but then he almost lost to Kampmann and his supposed 'superfight' with Georges ended up shitting the bed.

    Wasteland of a thread.
     
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    Both are badass. I would lean toward Shields because a lot of his wins are against guys who would wreck hughes and everyone hes faced even GSP in Hendos case.

    Lawler and Condit would definitely smash most of Hughes opponents except GSP. So would Hendo Woodley and probably Maia.
     
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    dude are you serious?

    gross
     
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  14. Dart Feld Steel Belt

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    Depends on what you weigh more; exceptionally dominant run at the top and being the #2 all time in one division or great multi-division success with a stacked resume.
     
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    This. Matt is by far the #2 WW alltime and P4P was the best in the world unlike Jake who peaked at bottom top 10 P4P. Hughes was far more dominant and should be a staple of any knowledgeable top 10 P4P ranking alltime. Shields work in MW doesnt overtake Hughes massive WW advantage over him.
     
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    Hughes. Cant compete with a 5 time defending UFC champion. Shields definitely has some solid wins under his belt though
     
  17. Straightcross Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Right after, his wife even had to push him off. It was a c-section too.

    Go read his book, guy is a sick fuck
     
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    Hughes if Matt.
     
  19. FlyingKimurabar Silver Belt

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    Depends on how you quantify better career.

    Hughes had a long reign as the #1 guy at WW and made better money. Shields beat better skilled competition but was never really the #1 nor did he make a lot of money.

    I'd say Matt had the better career while Shields has the better resume.
     
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    Also another fun story from his book


     

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