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NateR
01-27-2009, 06:44 PM
From Matt's blog:

Two weeks ago we went to the AC/DC concert in St. Louis. Audra and I went with five other couples. We went out to eat first at Houlihans, then went over to the concert. I didn't know what to expect, I've been to a couple of country music concerts (Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn); but never anything like AC/DC. When I was in high school, I had about twelve AC/DC tapes (yes, when I was in high school we had tapes, not CDs). So, I've always been an AC/DC fan and I was excited to go to the concert. We weren't sitting in rows, we had a suite so it was nice to be able to walk around and socialize. We even had our own bathroom, so it all worked out great. I was excited to hear the old music, but of course they were pushing their new CD. All in all I had a great time.
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/ACDCconcert/IMG_1914.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/ACDCconcert/IMG_1922.jpg

Here it is Tuesday, the snow's coming down pretty hard and the weather is bad. My wife wants me to stay home from practice, so I'm going to; but the one thing I like about the snow is it's going to make the coyotes run and I'm going to be able to see them better.

Two or three weeks ago we did a prayer request for a baby that was born premature. Just found out yesterday, the baby is doing fine and even gets to go home from the ICU this week. So Brett, you can kiss your full nights' sleep goodbye.

This weekend is the GSP/BJ rematch, I've been doing a lot of interviews on this topic, since I've fought both of them (lost to both and beat them both). I think this fight comes down to a lot of things, I think GSP will have a slight wrestling advantage and I think BJ will have a submission advantage. GSP might be a little quicker with his punches; but I believe BJ has more power and has a stronger chin. If BJ shows up in good shape, I think he can get his hand raised at the end. If BJ doesn't show up in good shape, then he might have some problems. -matt

Neezar
01-27-2009, 06:52 PM
If BJ doesn't show up in good shape, then he might have some problems. -matt


So, that pretty much means BJ either way, huh? :unsure-1:


:laugh:


Matt, it is cool to see you rockin' out to AC/DC. :headbanger:

VCURamFan
01-27-2009, 06:58 PM
So, that pretty much means BJ either way, huh? :unsure-1:


:laugh:


Matt, it is cool to see you rockin' out to AC/DC. :headbanger:For a hot second, I thought he was on stage with them!

Blmfighter
01-27-2009, 07:23 PM
That is what I was thinking. Matt on stage with the band.

Sounds like Matt had a good time.

Nate did you take these pictures?

NateR
01-27-2009, 07:38 PM
Nate did you take these pictures?

No, I didn't go.

Llamafighter
01-27-2009, 07:41 PM
Thsoe suites are an awesome way to experience something live! I went to the US open tennis tournament a couple years ago and got to sit in one of those suites. It was really cool. It's probably nice for Matt not to get hounded for autographs and stuff too.

Thanks for sharing, and I agree with you 100 percent on the fight.

Matt are you going to the fights?

rearnakedchoke
01-27-2009, 08:18 PM
Thsoe suites are an awesome way to experience something live! I went to the US open tennis tournament a couple years ago and got to sit in one of those suites. It was really cool. It's probably nice for Matt not to get hounded for autographs and stuff too.

Thanks for sharing, and I agree with you 100 percent on the fight.

Matt are you going to the fights?

they are pretty cool .. with my last company, my boss would get our whole department to go to the air canada centre here in toronto .. we got to see hockey, basketball and even two concerts .. not to mention unlimited food and booze .. thought was the clincher

ERStettin
01-27-2009, 08:38 PM
George Strait to AC/DC.....lol. I am the same way. I can listen (and do) to anything but rap. I haven't gotten over that hurdle yet.

Cool pics and blog story. Thanks for posting that.

Matt, Kick Serras ASS!

matt hughes
01-27-2009, 08:44 PM
Not going to the fights. I'm going to stay home with the family. I asked Audra if she wanted to go and she said no. So its staying home for me...

Thsoe suites are an awesome way to experience something live! I went to the US open tennis tournament a couple years ago and got to sit in one of those suites. It was really cool. It's probably nice for Matt not to get hounded for autographs and stuff too.

Thanks for sharing, and I agree with you 100 percent on the fight.

Matt are you going to the fights?

Bonnie
01-27-2009, 09:04 PM
I'm not crazy about either one of these guys, but (and I don't know why) I'm feeling it more for BJ than Georges. I would like to see GSP dethroned, but I don't really want to see BJ as WW champ. :wacko:

Llamafighter
01-27-2009, 09:18 PM
Not going to the fights. I'm going to stay home with the family. I asked Audra if she wanted to go and she said no. So its staying home for me...

The way weather has been you all out there, home probably sounds like a good way to spend the weekend. Plus you can probably pick off a couple coyotes too. Do you all usually order the fights?
we look forward ot getting your opinion on the fights afterards!

rearnakedchoke
01-28-2009, 12:52 AM
man ... here is an interview with BJ ... it might be old ... but if bj talked like this all the time, he would have more fans ...

http://mixedmartialartvideos.com/2009/01/27/bj-penn-talks-fight-strategy-video/

MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 02:12 AM
Yeah me either :unsure-1:

:laugh:


No, I didn't go.

MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 02:16 AM
Matt, I know youve fought them both but I've watched them both. GSP is a man now, he's going to take it :D

VCURamFan
01-28-2009, 04:29 AM
man ... here is an interview with BJ ... it might be old ... but if bj talked like this all the time, he would have more fans ...

http://mixedmartialartvideos.com/2009/01/27/bj-penn-talks-fight-strategy-video/Great interview. I wish he'd stop playing the bad boy & just be himself more often. I could see myself rooting for this BJ.

MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 05:32 AM
This one? How many are there? It's always "which BJ Penn shows up" Not what I'd call a man of honor.Nor is he dependable or believable.Plus he's a shyte talker and he kissed Matt Hughes and he licks the blood of others off his glove.Wow, what a winner:blink:
Are you looking for an excuse to jump on the BJ bandwagon to be part of the "in" crowd? Lord I hope they don't go jump off a cliff:laugh:



Great interview. I wish he'd stop playing the bad boy & just be himself more often. I could see myself rooting for this BJ.

VCURamFan
01-28-2009, 05:41 AM
This one? How many are there? It's always "which BJ Penn shows up" Not what I'd call a man of honor.Nor is he dependable or believable.Plus he's a shyte talker and he kissed Matt Hughes and he licks the blood of others off his glove.Wow, what a winner:blink:
Are you looking for an excuse to jump on the BJ bandwagon to be part of the "in" crowd? Lord I hope they don't go jump off a cliff:laugh:No, I won't be joining a bandwagon until about 1.08 seconds after the fight ends!:w00t:

Bonnie
01-28-2009, 06:06 AM
This one? How many are there? It's always "which BJ Penn shows up" Not what I'd call a man of honor.Nor is he dependable or believable.Plus he's a shyte talker and he kissed Matt Hughes and he licks the blood of others off his glove.Wow, what a winner:blink:
Are you looking for an excuse to jump on the BJ bandwagon to be part of the "in" crowd? Lord I hope they don't go jump off a cliff:laugh:

I'm trying to believe that was some type of "Hawaiin" custom. Besides, I just can't hold it against him for getting to give Matt a kiss (strictly platonic of course). :winking0071: :laugh:

However, this "licking of the blood" thing (custom or not)... :scared0011:

:no:

MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 03:07 PM
Hawaiian custom? Nope, he's just an ass:laugh:


I'm trying to believe that was some type of "Hawaiin" custom. Besides, I just can't hold it against him for getting to give Matt a kiss (strictly platonic of course). :winking0071: :laugh:

However, this "licking of the blood" thing (custom or not)... :scared0011:

:no:

NateR
01-28-2009, 05:55 PM
I'm not personally invested in this fight at all. On one hand, I don't want to hear BJ's mouth if he's the champion in 2 weight classes, simultaneously. On the other hand, I don't want GSP to even come close to matching Matt's record of 5 consecutive title defenses.

I think the ideal outcome for me would be for BJ to win by some weak, controversial, split-decision victory, like last time. This way BJ continues to lose the respect of the fans and GSP loses the belt. That's a win/win situation for me, but maybe I'm just being selfish.:w00t:

Llamafighter
01-28-2009, 06:02 PM
I'm not personally invested in this fight at all. On one hand, I don't want to hear BJ's mouth if he's the champion in 2 weight classes, simultaneously. On the other hand, I don't want GSP to even come close to matching Matt's record of 5 consecutive title defenses.

I think the ideal outcome for me would be for BJ to win by some weak, controversial, split-decision victory, like last time. This way BJ continues to lose the respect of the fans and GSP loses the belt. That's a win/win situation for me, but maybe I'm just being selfish.:w00t:

I'd like to see BJ win and then have Matt earn a rematch with him. How cool would/will it be to have the 3 times WW champ!

rearnakedchoke
01-28-2009, 06:36 PM
I'd like to see BJ win and then have Matt earn a rematch with him. How cool would/will it be to have the 3 times WW champ!


wouldn't it be 10 time champ? but i know what you mean ...

NateR
01-28-2009, 06:39 PM
wouldn't it be 10 time champ?

That's how we'd put it on the website.

rearnakedchoke
01-28-2009, 06:47 PM
That's how we'd put it on the website.
and that is how it should be imo ..

Llamafighter
01-28-2009, 07:02 PM
wouldn't it be 10 time champ? but i know what you mean ...

Of course he would be 10 time, but in 3 separate reigns as champ which is also impressive.

MattHughesRocks
01-29-2009, 02:05 AM
Oh, come on over to the dark side NateR! Pick GSP! :w00t:


I'm not personally invested in this fight at all. On one hand, I don't want to hear BJ's mouth if he's the champion in 2 weight classes, simultaneously. On the other hand, I don't want GSP to even come close to matching Matt's record of 5 consecutive title defenses.

I think the ideal outcome for me would be for BJ to win by some weak, controversial, split-decision victory, like last time. This way BJ continues to lose the respect of the fans and GSP loses the belt. That's a win/win situation for me, but maybe I'm just being selfish.:w00t:

TENNESSEAN
01-29-2009, 03:01 AM
Not going to the fights. I'm going to stay home with the family. I asked Audra if she wanted to go and she said no. So its staying home for me...

NEXT TIME AUDRA SAYS NO. ASK ME, I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO GO TO THE FIGHT WITH YOU.

VCURamFan
01-29-2009, 03:05 AM
NEXT TIME AUDRA SAYS NO. ASK ME, I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO GO TO THE FIGHT WITH YOU.Please to stop with the shouting.

Hughes_GOAT
01-29-2009, 08:10 AM
This one? How many are there? It's always "which BJ Penn shows up" Not what I'd call a man of honor.Nor is he dependable or believable.Plus he's a shyte talker and he kissed Matt Hughes and he licks the blood of others off his glove.Wow, what a winner:blink:
Are you looking for an excuse to jump on the BJ bandwagon to be part of the "in" crowd? Lord I hope they don't go jump off a cliff:laugh:

Joshy pooh started the blood licking :laugh:

Hughes_GOAT
01-29-2009, 08:11 AM
I'm not personally invested in this fight at all. On one hand, I don't want to hear BJ's mouth if he's the champion in 2 weight classes, simultaneously. On the other hand, I don't want GSP to even come close to matching Matt's record of 5 consecutive title defenses.

I think the ideal outcome for me would be for BJ to win by some weak, controversial, split-decision victory, like last time. This way BJ continues to lose the respect of the fans and GSP loses the belt. That's a win/win situation for me, but maybe I'm just being selfish.:w00t:

that's very Christian of you Nate :laugh:

MattHughesRocks
01-29-2009, 02:38 PM
Ewe :blink:


Joshy pooh started the blood licking :laugh:

Primadawn
01-29-2009, 05:08 PM
I've been watching the stuff on Spike and saw the 3rd installment last night. The part where BJ says "Go "F" yourself" just sealed the deal for me. Course I was already rooting for GSP...

That said, I don't think BJ kissing Matt was disrespectful. And I'll say it again: the blood licking thing is hot.

But I am still rooting for GSP!

Bonnie
01-30-2009, 10:32 PM
I'm not personally invested in this fight at all. On one hand, I don't want to hear BJ's mouth if he's the champion in 2 weight classes, simultaneously. On the other hand, I don't want GSP to even come close to matching Matt's record of 5 consecutive title defenses.

I think the ideal outcome for me would be for BJ to win by some weak, controversial, split-decision victory, like last time. This way BJ continues to lose the respect of the fans and GSP loses the belt. That's a win/win situation for me, but maybe I'm just being selfish.:w00t:

I'm with you Nater; let's be selfish together. It's more fun...sharing! :laugh:

Preach
01-30-2009, 10:44 PM
Matt's smart by picking BJ. He is smarter than bradwrong

hizo64
01-30-2009, 10:46 PM
My favorite part about Matt's take on the fight is that, well he said it himself, He's lost to em both and beat em both.

VCURamFan
01-30-2009, 11:57 PM
I'm with you Nater; let's be selfish together. It's more fun...sharing! :laugh:Sharing your selfishness?:blink:

Bonnie
01-31-2009, 02:13 AM
Sharing your selfishness?:blink:

Nah, just sharing that "loving feeling" we both seem to have for Curious Georges and Baby Jay Jay. :wink:

J.B.
01-31-2009, 07:35 PM
AC/DC rocks!

Good thing you had a section to yourself, people can be jerks at rock concerts.

Very cool pics, as always thanks for sharing Matt.

ERStettin
02-01-2009, 11:13 PM
Congratulations to GSP. He is the better fighter. I thought BJ was going to win this one....oh well.

Spiritwalker
02-02-2009, 12:15 AM
And I'll say it again: the blood licking thing is hot.




I got a paper cut today at work.. want to try your skills? :Whistle:

J.B.
02-03-2009, 02:35 AM
the blood licking thing is hot.


Thats about the lamest thing I've ever seen a fighter do. Just further proof that BJ Penn is a turd burglar.