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NateR
02-10-2009, 08:19 PM
From Matt's blog:

http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/veach-win.jpg

Well, last Saturday was a great day for the gym. We went 4-0 with the pros and 2-2 with the amateurs. As most of you know. I was down in Florida with Matt Veach as he had his first fight in the UFC. Had a great time down there and it was a great fight as well. A little controversy with how it ended, as Veach got knocked down earlier and the ref didn't stop it (which was obviously the right call, since he came back and won the fight), then Veach knocked down his opponent, threw several punches and it got stopped. If you go back and watch the fight, there is a big difference in how those two acted when they hit the ground. When Veach got knocked down, he never stopped moving. I think that was the big key to his success. When Veach's opponent got knocked down, he didn't move and continued to get hit. So, lesson learned. The other guys fought all over, so congratulations to Matt Veach, Kyle Watson, Amir Khillah, Mike Hahn, TJ Thomas and Neil Magny for their wins this weekend.

I usually don't do this, but I will this time. When I talk about a topic one week, it usually doesn't get brought up again. I think a lot of people need to go back and reread last week's blog, including GSP. At no point did I accuse Georges of putting grease on himself. All I said was that he felt slick. I've wrestled over a thousand matches, fought 50 opponents, all I've ever done in life is wrestle and compete with other people. With all that experience, do you think I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between sweat and something else? Last week when I got to Florida, I was in the elevator with Robbie, I said "Robbie did you hear about GSP?" He said, "No, I don't know what you're talking about." I then said that BJ accused him of being slippery, Robbie looked right up at me and said, "That's what you said after Sacramento." Also, I've had several people close to me around my town who have come up to me and said the same thing. I've nothing against GSP, I even think he's somewhat a likable guy. Some people are trying to say that I'm making this personal and that's just not true at all. The reason I didn't bring this up before was because I didn't know there was anything to him being slick. With all the other guys coming out and saying the same thing, I just wanted to be true to myself, and to everybody else, and say that there could be some validity there. -matt

Preach
02-10-2009, 08:25 PM
From Matt's blog:


Congrats Hit Squad And as for GSP I hope he reads this you are greasy worm.. Stay off the grease and HGH

rearnakedchoke
02-10-2009, 08:26 PM
I agree with the Veach fight . he was always moving and defending .. reminded me of the Marcus Davis fight when he was clocked by paul taylor .. he was hurt, but still moving and came back to get the armbar ... could fight ... and good stoppage

sasquatch
02-10-2009, 08:30 PM
Cool blog.

Thanks for the extra details.

Llamafighter
02-10-2009, 08:33 PM
Awesome for the HIT SQUAD!!!!!! What's the team record up to now?

As far as GSP goes. I don't think you need to defend your comments, Matt. There are plenty of "experts" (turd burglars) who haven't fought him 3 times who are throwing in their two cents. Plus you even said you didn't think it probably hadn't affected any of the outcomes.

Take care!

Matts#1Fan...Dr.Tonya
02-10-2009, 08:49 PM
What a great first year for the HITSquad!!!!!!!!
Congrats to Veach for doing an awesome job.....and taking the fight on such short notice........and coming out Victorious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats HITSquad
Congrats Veach
Congrats Team Hughes

Bonnie
02-10-2009, 09:03 PM
Matt Veach's fight was exciting to watch. I have to admit, for a few seconds, I thought maybe, he was done, but alas, he came back and won. What heart (not to mention his hard chin and head :laugh: )!

When he was on the ground, he actually reminded me of you Matt, I believe during your 2nd Trigg fight. If he's going to be anything like you (or as close as he can get), I can't wait to see his future fights!

Congratulations HIT Squad!!! :punch:

billythekid2000
02-10-2009, 09:33 PM
I wonder who the people are, Matt is referring to here:

"Also, I’ve had several people close to me around my town who have come up to me and said the same thing."

People who have fought GSP or just shook his greasy hand or what?

Bonnie
02-10-2009, 09:51 PM
I wonder who the people are, Matt is referring to here:

"Also, Iíve had several people close to me around my town who have come up to me and said the same thing."

People who have fought GSP or just shook his greasy hand or what?

I think Matt meant people close to him who remember him saying that after his fight with GSP (like Robbie remembered him saying). :)

Llamafighter
02-10-2009, 09:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjV5wcH1pQY

They have footage of the "harmless act" that is blatant, if you ask me. he covers him from neck to shoulder and then rubs his back. You can't say that this would=n't have affected BJ's rubberguard!

Jonlion
02-10-2009, 11:28 PM
Nice one Matt!

Not that you need to clarify but good to hear it again so for some people there are no confusion!

atomdanger
02-10-2009, 11:33 PM
Good writeup Matt,

and eff anybody who tries to take your words out of context,
you stated very clearly a very fair point without accusing or being rude at all.

hizo64
02-11-2009, 12:12 AM
Man I felt so bad that I posted the orginal thread about GSP responding to Matt cause it caused such a firestorm! Anyways thanks again Matt for being truthful, never doubted anything you said one bit.

ufcfan2
02-11-2009, 12:40 AM
Kudos to the HIT squad wins.
I enjoyed Veach's fight it was a nice fight too watch. I do love the back and forth fights and that one was entertaining.

Quick tidbit on blog. The unfortunate thing about not saying anything until now most ppl dont believe ya. They always question why u saying this now why did'nt u say that back then. Then like now ppl will say ur a sore loser blah blah blah so ur really can't win for losing if ur the only person who says it. Now that more fighters have said this it puts more validity to what Matt's said.
Its hard being the first person to say anything in any controversial situation as most ppl don't take u serious...WAR MATT!!!!

que
02-11-2009, 08:00 AM
i wonder why people care when matt says GSP was slippery but they don't care when sean sherk says GSP had oil on him. here is a vid of sherk saying the same thing matt said but then saying he greased http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXWL7eFOWqs

rearnakedchoke
02-11-2009, 03:10 PM
i wonder why people care when matt says GSP was slippery but they don't care when sean sherk says GSP had oil on him. here is a vid of sherk saying the same thing matt said but then saying he greased http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXWL7eFOWqs

who knows .. maybe because sherk claiming someone is a cheater is so ironic it is laughable ...

Boomer
02-12-2009, 02:20 PM
WAR VEACH!!!!!!!!!!!!