Matt Hughes is one of the smartest fighters in the UFC. He can speak to just about any subject in the sport and generally his message is pretty clear. So when he says a fighter looks smaller does he mean that the fighter stopped cheating or that he didn't worked as hard? Hughes and Cage Writer debated the issue of mixed messages after UFC 87 when the former welterweight champ said Georges St. Pierre looked smaller against Jon Fitch.
"I'm just saying he didn't prepare enough for that fight," Hughes told Cage Writer just before UFC 96. "After the fight he said, 'if I was fighting a Matt Hughes or a B.J. Penn, I would've trained a lot differently'. I'm not saying that Georges got off steroids or human growth, I'm just saying he didn't prepare enough for the fight. I think you could visually tell he didn't take the fight that serious."
Watch Hughes and Sean Sherk talk to Cage Writer about misperceptions and the performance enhancing drug testing process in MMA: