Steve Sievert of The Houston Chronicle signs the praises of GSP for stepping in on short notice to replace an injured Matt Serra. Notable quote:
Hughes says he has a few fights left in his storied career and one of those was destined to be against GSP to finally crown a king in their personal battle. Each fighter owns a victory going into next month’s rubber match.
After UFC 78 bombed – aside from a solid affair between Thiago Alves and Chris Lytle, there wasn’t one sizzling fight on the card – and the downer of Serra’s back injury, White knew he needed a little something extra to end the year right.
The only issue that still gives me a smirk is that Serra is the champion, yet far more fans seem interested in a fight where the champion isn’t fighting. Deep down, most people still believe Serra isn’t really the rightful champ.
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