Matt Hughes picks Georges St-Pierre to defeat Jake Shields and Anderson Silva

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes says if he was a betting man he’d bet the bank on current champion, Georges St-Pierre next month when he takes on Jake Shields at UFC 129 in Toronto, Canada, before calling the champion in the super fight between him and “The Spider”.

Hughes, speaking via FiveKnuckles.com, said:

“I think that’s gonna be a pretty easy fight. I really do. I think GSP’s going to be able to do whatever he wants. Jake’s not going to be able to get on top, so I just don’t see him being effective really anywhere. I definitely don’t think he’s going to be able to take him down, and if Shields is on his back I just don’t see him being effective. I have to really wonder why he got a title shot in the first place… but, I’ll tell you why he got a title shot is there’s no one else.”

On the Anderson Silva superfight, Hughes said:

“I gotta think GSP has got a pretty good chance of winning that fight. I think his takedowns are going to be effective enough to may get [Silva] down on back and I think his GNP (ground-and-pound) is going to be effective enough to hurt him. And his submission defense is going to be effective enough to not get caught with stuff. So, if I had to put money on it, and this is one of those fights that I would not bet, but If I had to put money on it, I would put it on GSP, I really would.”

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