Speaking on his own website following UFC 121 former welterweight champion Matt Hughes made it clear that he wasn’t impressed by color-commentator Joe Rogan’s performance.
“One thing I will say is Joe Rogan’s commentary was a little off during the [Shields Vs Kampmann] fight. The ground game was pretty even in my book with Shields doing a little more controlling. Kampmann escaped to his feet several times and Kampmann had more submission attempts than Shields had, but listening to Rogan, you would have thought Shield had submitted him the first ten seconds of being on the ground. I really think the UFC could use a third man doing the broadcast, that has some experience inside the octagon. I don’t disagree with everything Rogan says, but there are a lot of things he says that I just laugh at.“
Hughes was also criticial of Martin Kampmann’s performance in the fight.
“From a technical view, Kampmann had a terrible fight, in my opinion, he gave the fight to Shields.”
And apparently Tito Ortiz didn’t float Hughes boat either.
“I always tease them that it should be “Team Punished;” but I would even go out on a limb and say that’s the last time we see Tito in the UFC.”
When he’s not putting the UFC’s employees on blast Hughes can be found training for his next fight, a rubber match with BJ Penn which will serve as the co-main event of next month’s UFC 123 event.