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ACosta Says, in 12-27-2007 at 15:03:26 from 88.157.200.39    

If Royce was at is prime Hughes would never won.

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Drew Says, in 12-27-2007 at 18:11:40 from 24.150.124.185    

This was devastating to watch. I really wanted to see Royce pull it out. I don’t think he would beat Hughes now, but I also don’t think that was the best of Royce there. It would’ve been interesting to see what he could’ve pulled off had he been able to claim full guard.

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Jorge Murrieta Says, in 12-27-2007 at 18:30:58 from 201.130.183.38    

in with the new, out with the old……and the same can be say about this coming fight on Saturday….
Know GSP is going to take out Matt Hughes, again.

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Erik Says, in 12-27-2007 at 19:00:31 from 66.235.65.215    

Matt Hughes is a beast on the ground. Too bad though, cause GSP is going to absolutely destroy him in wrestling.

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dirty 7-30 Says, in 12-28-2007 at 06:11:14 from 99.227.13.44    

Nice… I like the way he chose to pound in stead of submitting Royce. I bet this is Royce’s second most embarrassing loss, and well deserved too. I have never been a Gracie fan, Yes BJJ is effective but not entertaining. That’s why I like Royce’s most embarrassing loss… to Sakuraba. A beating that lasted over an hour and 15 minutes.

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ricci Says, in 12-28-2007 at 10:56:30 from 70.121.239.61    

Good for Matt….but he would have never done it when Royce was at his prime time….

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Animahngo Says, in 12-28-2007 at 11:39:16 from 66.31.196.145    

Royce was great when no one knew about BJJ but now he just doesn’t have the strength and skills of other fighters. A shame, though. He was humiliated.

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retro Says, in 12-28-2007 at 12:57:02 from 203.87.205.114    

wow!!! what a way to destroy a legend.. truly a brilliant performance from hughes but i beliv GSP is best in their division

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ehh Says, in 12-28-2007 at 18:50:32 from 68.72.114.121    

Royce was way too old to be fighting at that point. A young Royce Gracie from UFC 1-3 vs. Matt Hughes might have been interesting.

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biscuits Says, in 12-28-2007 at 21:28:03 from 209.188.52.185    

I don’t care what anyone says, Matt is one tough s.o.b. and I like him as a fighter.

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siliconweb Says, in 12-29-2007 at 00:59:07 from 24.225.245.36    

The only way to know if Matt is better than Royce is to do it old school style — NO RULES!

Matt beat Royce under the new UFC rules but I think it would have been a different outcome if this was done using no rules.

UFC Champion fighters are not the best fighers in the world but rather the best UFC fighers.

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I know MMA Says, in 12-29-2007 at 19:04:33 from 99.246.129.176    

Hughes, Gracie, GSP…..come on….Hightower, War Machine, Saunders, Randy Savage, those are the most dangerous individuals in the sport.

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Black Gerbil Says, in 12-29-2007 at 21:49:22 from 78.149.1.17    

“I KNOW MMA”, I disagree with the Randy Savage but, I think Ross Ponting is a way better hitter then Hughes or GSP

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juggernautakira Says, in 12-30-2007 at 20:27:32 from 70.185.101.220    

No he wouldnt have.

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KieranMac Says, in 12-31-2007 at 04:15:27 from 68.48.252.138    

Haha, Hightower, riiiight

Great fight for Hughes. I think he’ll give GSP a fight, I’d have to agree GSP has a distinct odds-favourite but.

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obie Says, in 1-1-2008 at 01:36:34 from 75.105.128.56    

Gracie should have fought a few times in the ufc before fighting a champ like hughes. Not a smart business choice for gracie.

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arizona Says, in 1-14-2008 at 19:23:32 from 68.164.58.224    

One of the hardest things for these fighters to do is retire, even when they are past their prime, like Gracie. The best thing to do is to quit when it’s time, and go out when are on top. Now that is class. Rocky Marciano was a good example.

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The Stank 2004 Says, in 1-18-2008 at 12:39:22 from 24.149.243.189    

Hughes beat an old Gracie
In his prime Gracie would destroy him
Look at Hughes now at like 34 years old he already is going downhill.
Gracie was 39 in this fight
Ufc 1-3 Gracie would pulverize Hughes period!

Let hughes fight Dan Severn see what happens!

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FEDOR Says, in 2-7-2008 at 07:48:30 from 83.176.192.92    

Gracie is so overrated. His wins in the past were against fighers that didnt have any submission skills at all. Nowadays you need to be a complete fighter to make the top. Royce´s stand-up fighting kind of looks like my grandma´s

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D-Rex Says, in 3-1-2008 at 08:23:51 from 69.109.43.133    

Royce should’ve taken more Royds for this fight.

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thiago Says, in 3-24-2008 at 17:00:19 from 189.24.157.21    

remember that royce fighter with time limited,and a bet that if the fight be free time ,royce win!!!!remember that in ufc 4 he stay in octogono for 15min to a lot of time,who today in ufc can stay for a big time???nobory so for me and my friends he is the best and the champion.

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jimmy Says, in 4-23-2008 at 11:53:38 from 203.76.213.75    

Uh, let me put it this way; if you were a fighter and you were to choose whom to fight between a prime gracie or a prime hughes, who would you choose to fight hoping that you would win, whether it be under the no-rules and the new fight format with rules?

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epaz Says, in 6-2-2008 at 05:41:38 from 200.75.204.254    

Ppl seem to overlook that in the early UFC Gracie used his fighting gear much to his advantage. For example he would use it for protecion as well as to choke opponents. And he hits like a girl.

It is not his fault that when it all started other competitors didn’t have enough skills te beat him, but he did use his gear as an advantage several times and I don’t think he’d be as dominant in todyas MMA competition.

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chewy Says, in 6-11-2008 at 22:26:44 from 76.115.150.24    

Yeah in teh old UFC Gracie would use finger bends to tap people out. use part of there clothing to choke em out. When using the rules they use now days in UFC its a lot harder for him to tap people out, so when a better fighter comes along he jsut gets owned.

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popy Says, in 7-28-2008 at 00:10:04 from 125.164.254.110    

ilove you royce gracie….

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Benny Says, in 9-23-2008 at 04:47:46 from 99.163.179.192    

Yeah replying to the guys earlier, Royce certainly didn’t bloody up Kimo in UFC 3. His punches are fantastic.

Royce in his prime could beat anyone. Anyone.

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lollll Says, in 2-11-2009 at 08:32:57 from 70.65.131.136    

“BennyNo Gravatar Says, in 9-23-2008 at 04:47:46 from 99.163.179.192

Yeah replying to the guys earlier, Royce certainly didn’t bloody up Kimo in UFC 3. His punches are fantastic.

Royce in his prime could beat anyone. Anyone.

Thats a joke, lets see gracie beat fedor…

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