Hughes vs. Gracie opened on Pinnacle with Matt a solid 4/1 favorite. It looks like all the money has been coming in on Royce. Hughes' moneyline has now fallen from -400 all the way to -286.
Look, I'm as big a Royce Gracie fan as there is, but I'm puzzled by this trend. The terms of this fight are so stacked against Royce that it isn't even funny: short fight, short rounds, frequent stand-ups, judges that overvalue takedowns / top position, etc. I would love to see Royce pull this one out, but he will have to overcome tremendous odds. I just don't understand why the public is so eager to play him in this fight---is everyone betting with their hearts?