Today is 13/10/15 (editor’s note: European date writing is stupid -M), and on this day in history the first cornerstone of the White House was laid. Also on this day Italy did the biggest face turn in history by swapping sides in the Second World War and declaring war on Germany.
But something more important happened on this day in 1973: Mark Hughes was born. You may not know much about Mark Hughes, but if you met him you’d probably recognise him. Not for being Mark Hughes but because he looks like his twin brother Matt, who when he isn’t bravely shooting an unsuspecting deer in the back of the head from a mile away with some sort of tough, manly shotgun is probably reading his bible to learn how to be a loving, kind hearted Christian.
We all know
Matt as a good for nothing shitkicker, two time UFC welterweight Champion. So what better way to celebrate the man’s birthday than for me to list my all time top five favourite Matt Hughes fights.
So happy Birthday Matt and I hope you enjoy these fights as much as I do.
5: Matt Hughes vs Josh Koscheck UFC 135
Who knows how different UFC history may have been if UFC rounds went 4:55? Well they don’t they go 5:00 and as such Hughes got knocked the fuck out in 4:59.
4: Matt Hughes vs Dennis Hallman UFC 29
It’s well known that God often takes time to influence the results of MMA fights in favour of his believers. Christians such as Hughes have openly bragged this illegal interference in post fight interviews and thanked him for this spirtual based PED.
Well in this fight God clearly wanted Matt to tap out in 20 seconds.
3. Matt Hughes vs “Pele” SJWW 1
This is not to be confused with the original Pele who was a legend in a sport where the idea is to kick a ball really hard and fast. Jose Landis is a different Pele who doesn’t even have a wikipedia, the only thing he has in common with the original Pele is that he also can kick round objects really hard, like Matt Hughes big head on the way to knocking him out.
2. Matt Hughes vs George St Pierre UFC 79
Matt Hughes had lost to George St Pierre at UFC 65 by knockout in 1:25 seconds of the second round. He was looking to do a lot better in this return bout and this country boy sure did that. He lasted a whole 3:29 longer and he at least finished the match awake when he tapped out.
1. Matt Hughes vs B.J Penn UFC 123
It’s well known that things that are the third in a series often suck farts out of a cat’s arse. Examples of this are Godfather III, Highlander III, Batman Forever and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade which I don’t care what anyone says was fucking annoying as shit because of Sean Connery.
Well one thing that was awesome beyond belief was Penn vs Hughes III and at a running time of only 20 seconds you can watch it in less time than it takes to get through the opening credits of the other movies.
Happy Birthday, Matt Hughes.