Originally Posted by NateR
As a champion, Matt Hughes has 11 victories. 2 of those were for the title (Newton, GSP), 7 were title defenses (Sakurai, Newton, Castillo, Sherk, Trigg x2, Penn), 1 was a catchweight fight (Gracie) and the 1 his opponent didn't make weight for (Riggs).
Of those 11 victories as the Welterweight Champion, how many went to a decision? Only one, his fight against Sean Sherk.
So, you'll excuse me if I'm a little bit spoiled by that and actually expect UFC champions to fight to win, not just fight not to lose.
I seem to recall Tim Sylvia putting on similar performances against Andrei Arlovski and Jeff Monson and everybody hated him for it. However, with GSP it's somehow forgiven.
you seem to over look the fact that the fighters are much better now then in years past and its much more difficult to finish a fight these days,
and if your argument truly is that GSP is such a bad fighter then how come only 2 people have ever finished him ?