Posted by Budgellism
I disagree with that. How on earth did Hughes get lucky? If anything he was unlucky. He got kneed in the balls and came back and choked him and then in the first fight he caught him with a standing rear naked choke. Both in the 1st round. Luck had nothing to do with that. Hughes is and was a much better fighter than Trigg.
Also his ufc record is 2-5. All 5 losses were in the first round. And his two wins were over Dennis Hallman and Renato Verissimo. Seems to me like he was a tad bit overrated at that time.
Yes, I agree Hughes was the better wrestler and fighter.
As far as Trigg being over-rated, I do not know if that was the case. I do know he was not a likable character and fighter. When he was in the ufc, Hughes and GSP overshadowed him and furthermore, his character and personality did not help his case.
Like I said, I do not like the guy but he did came close to capturing the ufc welter weight title. Trigg's two fights with Hughes proved Hughes has a heart of a champion and it also proved Trigg was capable of defeating Hughes as well at the time.