I've been a UFC and PRIDE fan for a long time but this was my first live event ever. Since Gracie primarily fights in Japan there was absolutely no way I was going to miss out on what may have been my last chance to see him. It ended up costing me a small fortune but it was well worth it. I didn't expect Gracie to win but I also didn't expect him to be dominated on the ground and then beat down in that manner. That was almost as good as Hughes' domination in the rematch with Carlos Newton in England.
The Kimura that Hughes landed was awesome. It was definitely awe-inspiring that Gracie didn't tap. The bombs that Hughes was dropping (the ones that ended the fight) were so loud you could actually hear them over the crowd. Can't wait for the Hughes/GSP rematch.
You were there? I guess that you were:
The near-sellout crowd at Staples Center included a who's who of Hollywood types, including actors Nicolas Cage and James Caan. Cindy Crawford, Paris Hilton, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and basebal cafe mod Amazinz were also in attendance.
How cool was that?
Watching Gracie get pummelled by that jerk Hughes is almost as bad as watching 50 yr old Ken Shamrock getting beat up by equally obnoxious Tito Ortiz.
I just can't wait for GSP to teach Hughes a lesson.