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Matt Hughes: GSP Looked Worse Against Shields Than Ever

Matt Hughes is not impressed with Georges St-Pierre’s latest performance.

Hughes, who is 1-2 against GSP, took to his personal website to throw in his two cents in regards to “Rush’s” latest title defense, which came against Jake Shields late last month at UFC 129 in Toronto. Though St-Pierre pulled out the win, it was far from his best showing and the champ has taken some criticism for his inability to more handily deal with Shields.

Hughes counts himself amongst those critics.

“As for the GSP/Shields fight, I really believed GSP was going to tear Shields up. The fight didn’t go like I thought it would at all,” he said. “Let me tell everybody now, I like GSP, he’s a good guy and he’s somebody I wouldn’t mind sitting next to on a plane ride or at a supper table. So don’t think that I’m talking out of bitterness for the two losses, I’m speaking through experienced eyes that have been in these situations. GSP actually looked worse in this fight than I’ve ever seen him before. I really feel like Georges fights not to lose, he just doesn’t fight to win anymore. I like Georges, I like watching him fight, I wish there was some way I could help him to get that hunger back inside of him. Georges has the potential of being so much better than what we’ve seen recently. If Jake had won one more round he would have won the fight, based on how the judges scored it. So an interesting fight and a little disappointing at being the last fight of the night.”

In his most recent outing, Hughes lost to fellow former champ BJ Penn via 21-second knockout in the first round. He is now scheduled to take on Diego Sanchez in late September.

No word yet on who or what is next for GSP.