Yet it would seem he sucks as a coach, or at the very least can't pick decent fighters to save his life. He's 1-5 this season on the ultimate fighter. Anyone think he's going to walk through Serra when they fight?
Personally I think that it will be a great fight between the two and maybe Hughes will give some respect to Serra after the fight.
I'm assuming he means the UFC fighter. From his official site, so take it for what it is: http://www.matt-hughes.com/blog/training-diet/ (PS - There's a spoiler about tonights TUF episode in the blog on the main page, but not on the page I linked to.)
Didnt he do a lot better in the Ultimate fighter season ... what was it, two? When he coached against rich franklin. I forget exactly how he did with the big men - although I know brad imes was a team hughes guy and he was in the final - but stevenson and cummo, the finalists were hughes guys, and so was sammy whatshisname, whom cummo beat in the semis. So there were at least 3 hughes guys in the semis (which wont happen here)
I don't know. I think it should have gone 3 rounds but Barrera was running away half the second. I know it is impossible to predict at this point but I think it would have just been more of the same in the 3rd. The cut Barrera had seemed to be effecting his vision and he was having a lot of trouble getting close enough to do any damage.
Did they not score the first round 10-9 in favor for Barrera and the second round went 10-8 in favor of the other guy?
I am totally fine with a 10-8 second round because Barrera was running around the ring just trying to stay away. Not too mention he at first said he didn't want to continue the fight then a few secs later said he did. As soon as H. Dean asked "do you want to continue the fight" and Barrera said "no" and shook his head the fight should have been over. But then Dean asked the same question and Barerra starting running in circles and said yes.
Actually, no I dont think they scored it that way.
If Barerra had lost it on a 10-8 second round, I would've rolled my eyes, but I could've accepted that. But my understanding from what hughes said was that 2 judges scored the first round for sanders. THAT is a crock.
Also, as far as "Herb Dean should've stopped the fight" come on, give me a break. It's the heat of the moment, barerra was giving Herb Dean a NEGATIVE command (ie, DO NOT stop this fight.) Dan knew exactly why dean called time on the fight, because of the cut. Is he really going to be listening to whether dean says "do you want to STOP the fight" or "do you want to CONTINUE the fight?"
Of course he's not, you cant say that barerra shouldve lost the fight because of his original answer to a question that got asked twice. that is technical nonsense and should never come into play in deciding a sporting event
Do you guys really think Barrera won that first round? IMO it was awful close.
I am far from being able to figure out how they score these things but aside from the knockdown, I don't think Barrera did enough to decisively win that round. He had a golden opportunity to allow him back up fast and capitalize on the damage but instead was obviously (and rightfully so) afraid of the upkick and just pranced around indecisively despite Hughes screaming at him.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA, +1 for Donut. Hughes obviously trains with that poor, misguided soul who trains walter jones. oh, the humanity!!!
APW, yes, I believe barerra won the first round hands down. Sanders was winning the first 2 min, or however long it was before barerra knocked him down, but a knockdown, in my opinion, overrides sanders' superior accuracy. He was landing a ton of shots, but did they affect barerra? I wont say they didnt affect him at ALL, but they didnt affect him in any way that I could see. I believe the fight should've gone to a 3rd round, but I do believe barerra won the first hands down
also, I had a thought after the bisping-hamill fight. while this fight wasn't as big a pile of excrement as that was, I did start a thread to see if a discussion gets going
Hmmm. I'm gonna head home and watch it again over lunch. Interesting that White had as strong of words as he did and gave them both $5K.
Relative to how he ran his mouth, I wasn't impressed with Barrera at all. In the second, his attempts to close the gap looked like a spazzy grade schooler trying to beat up his big brother. He just kind of ran in with his head down and arms flailint. A more experienced fighter would have absolutely destroyed him when he tried that.
I did think the first round was very close; I gave it to Saunders 10-9. I didn't think Barerra did enough to win the round. I'm sorry, but a 1-punch knockdown doesn't automatically give you the round, especially when your opponent had been landing quality shots for most of the same round.
Plus, he was getting lit up by Saunders in the second round. Even if it went a third round, Barerra had nothing going for him and likely would've lost anyway.