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Llamafighter
05-04-2009, 02:00 AM
If getting knocked out and beat down is on his agenda, then Matt Hughes seems to be looking in the right places as he tells MMAFanhouse.com:

“Well, if I beat Serra -- and I obviously think I will -- and Thiago wins I'd love to get a rematch with Thiago. I think that fight could have gone differently if my knee hadn't gone out, so I'd love to rematch Thiago.”

“To be honest, I didn't like the way the last GSP fight went either, so I'd love to rematch GSP. But all I'm worrying about right now is Matt Serra. So where ever winning that fight puts me is fine, but I've just got Matt Serra on my mind right now.”

The intro is pretty ****ty, but I think Matt can win any of those fights.

Quell
05-04-2009, 05:06 AM
got a link?

VCURamFan
05-04-2009, 05:20 AM
Once again, they cherry picked one response from an entire article to harp on. Here's the link:
http://mma.fanhouse.com/2009/05/01/matt-hughes-disliking-matt-serra-motivates-me-for-ufc-98-fight/#cont

And here's the quote in context:
You've talked about maybe moving up to middleweight. Do you think there's any chance we'll see you fight Anderson Silva?
I don't know. Right now fighting Serra is all that's on my mind. I'm not even thinking about fighting Anderson Silva. He's not who I'm thinking about. As of right now, no thoughts of moving up to face Anderson.

If you beat Serra, how close do you think you are to a shot at the welterweight title against the winner of the Georges St. Pierre-Thiago Alves fight at UFC 100?
Well, if I beat Serra -- and I obviously think I will -- and Thiago wins I'd love to get a rematch with Thiago. I think that fight could have gone differently if my knee hadn't gone out, so I'd love to rematch Thiago. To be honest, I didn't like the way the last GSP fight went either, so I'd love to rematch GSP. But all I'm worrying about right now is Matt Serra. So where ever winning that fight puts me is fine, but I've just got Matt Serra on my mind right now.

One of the reasons I think you'd have a pretty good case for another shot at Thiago is that he didn't make weight when you guys fought. Does it bug you that he came in over the 170-pound welterweight limit?
It's something that I'm not used to. I've wrestled probably 1,000 matches and I've never not made weight. That type of stuff bugs me, but there are people come in two or three or four pounds over -- I forget how much he was over --

He weighed in at 174.
He really wasn't even close. That might bug me a little bit, but that comes with the territory.

Having fought both Thiago and Georges, what's your opinion of their upcoming fight? Who has the advantage?
I think GSP has the advantage. I think the striking will be pretty competitive, maybe Thiago will have an edge there, I don't know. The wrestling I think goes to GSP. I think he'll be able to take Thiago down, and I think the ground work will go to GSP as well. I think it could be a close fight or it could be someone getting knocked out in the first round. The fight could go either way. Sometimes two guys like that could have a great fight or sometimes it could be a stalemate. Let's hope it's not like that and let's hope both guys try to finish, and it's an exciting fight.

VCURamFan
05-04-2009, 05:23 AM
That's not the whole interview, though. It's a good one, I'd suggest reading it.

Quell
05-04-2009, 06:00 AM
thanks!!

Jonlion
05-04-2009, 09:33 AM
Again shows why Journalists can be absolute mugs!

I believe that when Matt gets back into the groove after pounding Serra then Thiago is a legitimate target again. This time he has to make weight, Hughes Knee is better and i think it could go differently.

Only after that would i want GSP again.

KevinD
05-04-2009, 12:59 PM
Matt deserves to fight whoever he wants. He has earned that much and more. Once he smashes Serra then he should get a rematch with Alves. This time make Alves lose the weight and lets see how it goes..

Llamafighter
05-04-2009, 01:05 PM
got a link?

http://www.mmanews.com/ufc/Hughes-Eyes-Rematches-With-Alves-And-St.-Pierre.html

Here's where the article I posted came from.
Ben, thanks for posting part fo the actual interview.

cubsfan47
05-04-2009, 01:41 PM
That's not the whole interview, though. It's a good one, I'd suggest reading it.

What? You mean reporters quote out of context to push their own viewpoints? Shocking.:laugh:

Thanks for the link.

Miss Foxy
05-04-2009, 04:17 PM
Love the article! Matt is very focused on SERRA...

VCURamFan
05-04-2009, 04:37 PM
Love the article! Matt is very focused on SERRA...Man, some people around here need spell-check: it's not "Serra", it's "sarah"!:laugh:

Tyburn
05-04-2009, 06:11 PM
So...whose up for a Third Matt Hughes Title Reign then...just for old times sake. :w00t:

YES

Smush Serra
Smush Alves
Smush GSP
Take Title
Smush Anderson
Be the first to have two titles

then You may retire...if you want...you dont have to...but I'd just love to see the expression on all their faces, all who counted you out recently, seeing that you can just make History yet again...when all their efforts come to grease and boardum.

Do it, Matt :happydancing:

Llamafighter
05-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Man, some people around here need spell-check: it's not "Serra", it's "sarah"!:laugh:

Why would you want to insult women with the name Sarah??

Miss Foxy
05-04-2009, 06:24 PM
Why would you want to insult women with the name Sarah??
Ohh good one!!

VCURamFan
05-04-2009, 06:30 PM
Why would you want to insult women with the name Sarah??I can guarantee I'll fight to the death before I let my wife name any of our girls Sarah, that's for sure!:laugh:

lc87
05-05-2009, 05:37 AM
as long as matt fights ill watch it

VCURamFan
05-05-2009, 03:37 PM
as long as matt fights ill watch itAmen to that, brother!

Spiritwalker
05-05-2009, 04:48 PM
as long as matt fights ill watch it


Nuff Said!!!!!

Spiritwalker
05-05-2009, 04:49 PM
Is it me or does that interview actually seem like a blend of two others that have been posted here???



Once again, they cherry picked one response from an entire article to harp on. Here's the link:
http://mma.fanhouse.com/2009/05/01/matt-hughes-disliking-matt-serra-motivates-me-for-ufc-98-fight/#cont

And here's the quote in context:

Max
05-05-2009, 06:43 PM
I can guarantee I'll fight to the death before I let my wife name any of our girls Sarah, that's for sure!:laugh:
So in other words you will fight for 4 rounds only to have your friends stop the fight after that

VCURamFan
05-05-2009, 07:11 PM
So in other words you will fight for 4 rounds only to have your friends stop the fight after thatHaha, exactly!

Rather, I'll say "No way, we're not naming her that!", and my wife'll said "Fine, but then you better make peace with the fact this is the last kid you'll get outta me.", and I'll say "I've always loved the name Sarah, it's strong & yet feminine. It's fantastic. I love you Sweetie!!!!!"