Matt Hughes took to his website to take a couple of jabs at UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and perhaps extract some revenge for St-Pierre’s now infamous “I’m not impressed with your performance” quote.
Despite successfully defending his title for the fifth time against Josh Koshceck last December at UFC 124, Hughes wrote that St-Pierre’s fight with Koscheck was boring and that the champion was fighting “on defense.”
“To me the GSP fight was boring and I’m even going to tell you why I think it was boring: because I believe GSP is on defense,” Hughes wrote. “Number one, he doesn’t want to lose the belt and, number two, I think the UFC is paying him too much money and he doesn’t want to lose that either. I don’t know what’s going on in his mind; but he just doesn’t seem like he wants to finish anybody.”
Hughes and St-Pierre have squared off against each other three times in the past, with Hughes submitting St-Pierre in their first outing in the opening round, only for GSP to dominate the next two fights and end them both in the second frame.
Hughes also managed to take a dig at Chuck Liddell and his decision to retire and take a position within the organization as the “Executive Vice President of Business Development.”
“Congratulations Chuck Liddell on your career and also on your new position as the UFC’s Executive Vice President of Business Development,” he wrote. He then proceeded to mention Liddell’s now infamous interview with Good Morning Texas in 2007, saying that the interview was “probably what prompted the UFC to promote Chuck to his current role.”
For the few of you who have never seen the interview, you can check it out below:
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