Martial Arts – UFC: 5 Worst Defeats Of Legendary Fighters
In the realm of the UFC, as in any game, it is to a great extent outlandish for even the best victor to remain at the best until the end of time. In the 20-year history of the advancement, only two heroes – Frank Shamrock and Georges St-Pierre – have figured out how to abandon their titles as opposed to losing them or being stripped by the organization.
On a considerable measure of events, it is a nearby battled fight that sees the boss at long last lose their title – think Rampage Jackson’s Light-Heavyweight title misfortune to Forrest Griffin, or all the more as of late, Demetrious Johnson’s Flyweight title misfortune to Henry Cejudo.
Different occasions however, the safeguarding champion takes such a terrible beating, to the point that it is sufficient to address whether they were in reality any great in any case.
In this article, Allsportspk presents 5 worst defeats of legendary fighters in the UFC.
#5 Georges St-Pierre vs. Matt Hughes – UFC 65
In late 2004 at UFC 50, previous Welterweight champion Matt Hughes battled hot prospect Georges St-Pierre for the title he had lost to BJ Penn – who was along these lines stripped – a couple of months earlier.
It was a shockingly dubious battle for Hughes, who, Penn battle aside had looked to a great extent unapproachable for a considerable length of time previously. Despite everything he dominated the competition however – getting St-Pierre with an armbar in the specific a second ago of the opening round.
A little more than two years after the fact, the two men would go head to head once more; Hughes had recaptured his prevailing atmosphere, crushing Frank Trigg, Joe Riggs, Royce Gracie lastly Penn in a rematch, however it was St-Pierre who had been on the all the more fascinating voyage.
The youthful Canadian ricocheted once again from his first profession misfortune by beating apprentice Dave Strasser and prospect Jason Miller, and after that set out on a keep running of battles against previous Hughes exploited people – Trigg, Sean Sherk and Penn – and beat them all, seemingly in more great mold than Hughes had figured out how to do.
Numerous fans were all the while favoring the boundlessly more experienced Hughes in the rematch, yet it worked out that they were seriously mixed up. St-Pierre came in like a man on a mission; plainly, he had belittled his own aptitudes in the principal battle with Hughes and was not going to commit a similar error once more.
What pursued was a standout amongst the most uneven title wins in UFC history. St-Pierre methodicallly separated Hughes in the first round – hitting him with leg kicks, turning kicks, stuffing the boss’ solitary takedown endeavor, lastly dropping him with a superman punch and a short left snare in the last seconds of the round.
On the off chance that Hughes’ corner had figured he’d improve the situation in the second round, they were immediately refuted when St-Pierre dropped him with a low kick before hitting him with a left high kick to the side of the neck and head. Hughes went down, and a progression of elbows later, the UFC had another Welterweight champion.
It was a completely savage beating that to a great extent finished the profession of Hughes as a best level Welterweight, as in spite of grabbing another bunch of wins, he never verged on recapturing his title. His status as ‘the best Welterweight ever’ would likewise be usurped by St-Pierre – who never endured a thrashing very like this all through his vocation.
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