Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache
-Hughes over St. Pierre (I'd like to see GSP win and you can't deny his dominating win last year, but I just have a hunch that Hughes is gonna be a different fighter for this one. Plus even though GSP swears it means nothing, I think the much more time Hughes has been in training camp matters.)
Ok, so I may have to amend my own statement after seeing clips of St. Pierre's INSANE training camp. While I still think that the pure time of the training camp matters, there is a HUGE difference in the Olympic-style training camp with all the specialists that St. Pierre is taking part in, versus Matt Hughes throwing down some mats on a basketball court while waiting for his gym to be completed (as earlier discussed in this thread). He's not even training with the Militech crew for this without his gym being open. It could work against Georges, too - Hughes could just be winding down his training (the most intense training is generally over a couple weeks before the fight) while St. Pierre has taken a crash course Olympic style camp to get ready for this.
In other news, I didn't see it, but heard there were some real fireworks in the Liddell-Silva weigh-in earlier tonight. This is going to be a really interesting show, hard to argue a better double main event than this (losing streak or not for Liddell and Silva) in a while, and some good, under-the-radar prelims that are gravy on top of this.