Hughes: GSP would beat Anderson Silva

by Ariel Helwani | source:

Matt Hughes recently took part in a question-and-answer session with fans. The former welterweight champion discussed the upcoming GSP vs. Nick Diaz at UFC 137, why he thinks GSP will beat Diaz and would beat Anderson Silva and why he believes GSP isn't living up to his potential:


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edokaz818 site profile image  

7/17/11 10:31 PM by edokaz818

AgainAnderson weakness= TakedownsGSPs Strength= Takedownsworks like magic i tell you

edokaz818 site profile image  

7/17/11 10:31 PM by edokaz818

AgainAnderson weakness= TakedownsGSPs Strength= Takedownsworks like magic i tell you

JordanSmith site profile image  

7/17/11 10:26 PM by JordanSmith

I think GSP would give him a real challenge, but Anderson Silva in my opinion would win. Anderson is much longer and taller than GSP. I dont think GSP would have much of any luck when it comes to catching Anderson because he is so elusive and has the reach. I think GSP can take Anderson down, but I think that Anderson counter and finish GSP. I think Anderson wins TKO/KO.

GageIsLegend site profile image  

7/17/11 5:53 PM by GageIsLegend

Im a gsp fan and I would love to see possibly ellenberger or condit.

Dallyboy site profile image  

7/17/11 4:06 PM by Dallyboy

Matt saying Gsp would beat Anderson is just an opinion....but I guess itll be a good fight is too lol ill shut up ....but I stand by above post if you have beaten a guy or been beaten by a guy it kinda seems like sour grapes to say anything....imagine the Heat saying well ya but I bet the Bulls wouldve beat the Mavs

ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun site profile image  

7/17/11 3:40 PM by ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun

First time in mma history where a guy had to move up in weight just to be challenged,this alone makes him the best fighter who ever lived,especially when you consider that his reign over 170 was one of the most competitive and deepest divisions of all timeI dont think he will have a problem going up once Dana stops throwing guys in front of him. Everyone wanted to see Shields and Diaz get their chance at GSP,after this then theres no interest

SinCityHustler site profile image  

7/17/11 3:23 PM by SinCityHustler

 Why is it that you want the better answer as opposed to the real answer when you have the man right there able to give it to you? 

Dallyboy site profile image  

7/17/11 10:28 AM by Dallyboy

Thats right GSP has Hughes number , it dont mean he has Andersons cause Matt says so....its a no win answer from Matt he should just say itll be a good fight , cause if he wouldve said Anderson kills Gsp we all wouldve said oh hes just mad Gsp beat him.....its kinda like when Shogun said he thinks Machida has the style to beat Jones , right after Jones had beat Shogun and shogun had knocked out sure shogun was thinking styles and stuff , and really believed what he was saying , but to me it would be a good fight is the better answer ...just my opinion

Focker101 site profile image  

7/17/11 9:40 AM by Focker101

Those of you who think that Matt is just saying this to somehow save face, don't remember Hughes talking about Dennis Hallman I remember a Q/A long ago while Hughes was still champ he was talking about getting subbed twice by him, and that he just determined that this guy has my number and gave up trying to fight that guy. He understands that styles make fights and sometimes a guy just has your number

SKARHEAD site profile image  

7/17/11 9:26 AM by SKARHEAD

No Matt...The guy that DESTROYED you TWICE would NOT beat Anderson Silva.