Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache
As bad as Serra has made Hughes look from a coaching standpoint, I just can't see him pulling off another victory. Hughes is plainly and simply the better fighter, though we know he's not a better coach. Similar to how we saw the blow-off on Penn vs. Pulver from last season.
Then again, with all the upsets in 2007........
Yeah, hard to ignore the upsets. The sport has progressed an incredible distance in three years time and I wonder if a top dog like Hughes has been motivated enough to keep up with the pace of change (figuring everyone else has to catch him).
I doubt Serra's being complacent about this one. A win against Hughes and he's got a legacy. A loss and he's a one-hit wonder. Plus, you know he wants revenge for Gracie. Serra put on great bouts with Penn and Parysian. He's no slouch. Hughes' main advantage is that Serra really should be fighting at 155 instead of 170.