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Bullys make good fighters,
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This review is from: Made in America (Ultimate Fighting Championship) (Mass Market Paperback)
I have been a Matt Hughes fan since the Brawl at the (Royal Albert) Hall, I saw him fight, reverse and finally ground and pound Carlos Newton into submission.
I found some of this book interesting, all the parts about fighting were really well done, the part that did not come across as all well was Matt Hughes the person. He does come across as a bully at best at worst an ego manic that he has been accused of recently. Then again the UFC does not stand for the Ultimate Friends Championship; Matt is in his prime when he is talking about fighting, and his many victories. Unquestionably Matt is going to be remembered as one of the greatest welterweight fighter of all time, not for his sense of humour. I got a really mean spirited vibe from his sense of humour. All credit to Matt he did not lie or try and make himself look like something he is not.
It was interesting to get into Matt's head especially the second BJ Penn fight, from the books version Matt started the fight with a healthy respect for Penn's abilities, but the way he describes the fight it's self matt seemed to think he was dominating the fight from start to finish, if you actually watch the fight, it looked the other way around, which Matt admitted in the post fight interview "I knew I lost the first 2 rounds so I knew I have to win the next 3".
The one thing about this book is Matt's honestly, his attitude is this is what I think and this is what I am going to do I really don't care how that sounds like to anybody else and as you will find that gets him into trouble and on the bad side of more then one person, he wrote the book the same way. This allows the reader to make their own judgement of Matt Hughes good or bad guy. All in all top fighter.