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What does Royce have to win?

Discussion in 'The Martial Arts Forum' started by Victory, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Victory

    Victory

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    In regard to Dana White's announcement tonight...

    Nothing in my opinion

    Matt hughes knows this will be an easy fight and frankly i agree with him.
     
  2. Torvalus

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    Royce is getting Huge $$. Didn't he fight in K1 for over a million some time ago? Royce see's himself as having a few select fights left in him, and to get one of those you have to pay big money! I agree though Hughes is going to pound him.
     

  3. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

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    Yeah, Hughes will probably win, but I kind of hate to see it. I hope Royce gives him a run for his money. I cant wait to see this fight!
     
  4. gr81disp

    gr81disp Bushbot v1.0

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    My head says, Hughes' strength and familiarity with submissions will enable him to pound Royce, but my heart is hoping it is '93.
     
  5. Davegrave

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    Royce dominated when no one else had a strong understanding of BJJ.

    He's past his prime, going up against a world class fighter at the peak of his abilities.

    Hughs studies BJJ extensively, both for his use, and in defense of it. Wrestling, striking....He's a total package fighter.

    I can't imagine Gracie beating him. However, no one would have imagined Gracie beating everyone back in his prime either. He's been known to shock.


    My money is on Hughes, but I wouldn't be horribly surprised by an upset.

    One way or the other, I can't wait.

    I also can't wait for Couture-Liddel 3. I'm upgrading to digital cable tomorrow, so I can see the PPV in the comfort of my own home for once.

    I'm a UFC addict!!!!
     
  6. BlackBelt

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    Don't underestimate Gracie. He's a tough guy. He knows exactly what he's walking into. My only thoughts on the subject are that he's past his prime as a UFC fighter, and it's a young mans game.
    But, I imagine that the Gracie camp has the best of the best guys to train with. The 'rules' of the match favor Hughes, but Gracie knows the score, and I hope he comes to fight.
    Gracie and Hughes...Both are good fighters with heart.
     
  7. Fear762

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    The difference between royce and hughes is royce took on heavyweights back in the days. Hughes would of got pounded by alot of the guys royce beat.
     
  8. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

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    I miss the old days of the UFC. I don't like the weight classes. I say let everyone fight it out, and see who is the undisputed champion. Watching different body weights fight was very interesting. I know the weight classes were an attempt to legitimize and main stream the UFC, but I don't care, I like the pure form better.
     
  9. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    I say it's good to have weight classes in general......but, I'd like to see some inter-weight competitions. Like maybe, champs could fight champs from other classes for a "unified" or "undisputed" UFC title.

    I'd like to see something like that.
     
  10. walangkatapat

    walangkatapat Millennium Member

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    I don't follow UFC unless it's on regular tv, but why isn't BJ Penn fighting Hughes again?
     
  11. Torvalus

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    They are screwing over GSP and making him fight Penn to see who gets Hughes.
     
  12. Boondock Saint

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    Don't let Randy here you say that! But seriously your right, Royce is past his prime. He hasn't been viewed the same since he was beaten by Walid. He is however still a legend. My thoughts on the fight are much the same as most, I think Matt is going to destroy him, but in a way I hope he doesn't. I have been a fan of MMA since UFC 1 and Royce is one of the few old school guys left. Shamrock is another one of the fading legends and his last few fights where embarrassing. I want to remember those guys as bigger than life and to see them lose fight after fight is...well frankly...sad. It's kind of like if they made another Indiana Jones movie. I want to remember Indy the way he was, not an old man chasing after the ancient can of Ensure.
     
  13. MARTIN FISHER

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    We'll just have to see. I would be hesitant to call Royce a "has been" to his face. They are both wonderful fighters and I am looking forward to the fight.
     
  14. Fear762

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    I hope gracie shows up wearing his gui. I know it might not be patriotic rootin for gracie but i wouldnt mind seeing a rear naked choke using the gui ;f
     
  15. Victory

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    Matt hughes certainly wasn't
     
  16. Davegrave

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed.
    Hughes sure acted smug. But then again, when you're Matt Freaking Hughes, you can act however you want, cuz you can damn sure back it up.

    I can't wait till this Saturday.
     
  17. taco101

    taco101 Son o the hound

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    Matt was just as smug and conceited before his fight with BJ Penn. BJ dominated and choked Matt out. Hmmmmm.
     
  18. matt1512

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    I agree hughes is in his prime and royce isn't. The people royce beat would of killed matt back in the day. Like ken in his prime. Don't count royce out.
     
  19. Victory

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    How much has matt hughes advanced since UFC 46? That was 2 years ago and matt hughes has really advanced his game.
     
  20. taco101

    taco101 Son o the hound

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    Good point. We shall see.