Hughes vs St. Pierre:
In the past I have been pretty harsh on GSP but its mostly just because I know a lot of GSP fans read this site and I like to mess with them a bit ;). St Pierre has such a arsenal of offensive weapons… pretty unreal. On paper St Pierre wins this fight 6 ways till Sunday. On Bodog right now he is currently a 2:1 favorite. Also.. as most people know we have sponsored Matt Hughes for quite a bit…
I think Matt Hughes wins this fight. This will be his last great victory before retirement. If he loses this fight GSP will have beaten the real Mat t Hughes. Everyone in his camp is saying he is training hard for the first time since fighting Royce Gracie.
Chuck Liddell is a slight underdog in this fight. Both are coming off of 2 losses. Silva is coming off of 2 VERY devastating knockouts to Mirko Flipovic (highkick) and Dan Henderson (spinning backfist and vicious ground and pound). Also Wanderlei is coming from the Pride fight league where there was no steriod testing and no enforced weight classes. Also there is a lot of talk that Pride executives paid threw a lot of fights to keep the popular fighters champions. Anyway it will be interesting to see how Wanderlei Silva does in the UFC.
I am picking Liddell in this fight. What a crapshoot this fight is. Its too bad they are not in their prime but still should be a very exciting fight. I do not expect this to be much of a ground fight.
Bets: I am up over $1,000 this year from UFC betting and I do not feel very confident either way in these fights. I will be putting only 50$ on both Hughes and Liddell.