Any one know any serra status?

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MFOTHER
8/6/08 11:51:34AM
how many fights he has left under contract, his plans etc.

Hughes said he was out till jan, maybe feb and wants to fianlly fight serra.

Im sure serra wants this fight as well, but to what extent. If he is still under contract is it smart for him to just sit and wait for hughes? I would have thought he might fight before that just to avoide ring rust.

I know he's said the main reason he went on TUF was to promote serra jits, and thats taking off right now, so hes training his fighters and teaching classes, im sure he's busy

I guess what im really asking is, if he doesnt have anymore fights left, or if they wpuld be willing to release him, would he/should he just retire, as opposed to giving the fight to hughes.


ps: im pretty sure if he has a fight left, he will fight hughes, just because dana wouldnt want to release him when there is a ppv to sell
DCRage
8/6/08 1:33:00PM
Actually, Serra had been hurt too. Back injury (herniated disc) forced the Hughes fight, which was scheduled for UFC 79, to be postponed. That's why they did GSP-Hughes for the interim title. Serra-Hughes is still going to happen at some point, UFC's already invested too much into it going all the way back to even before TUF 6.
MFOTHER
8/6/08 1:47:28PM
right, but remember that fight was supposed to be last december. Serra has healed up, otherwise he wouldnt have fought gsp. The next fight was supposed to be hughes serra, but hughes did the ufc a huge favor headlinng 85 after every single main event fell apart. (just like gsp did when serra was hurt). Now that hughes has a bum knee, its gonna be at least jan. until they fight

What i was saying is, now that serra's bussiness is booming (the reason he came back to ufc) what is his motivation, to keep waiting for a fight (besides that he doesnt like matt, which alot of it could be hype and editing)

why take a fight, after a huge layoff, when all you wanted is exposure, which pulling one of the biggest upsets and winning the belt got him. Does he really want to risk possibly going out of the ufc on back to back losses?
casey64
8/6/08 2:19:10PM

Posted by DCRage

Actually, Serra had been hurt too. Back injury (herniated disc) forced the Hughes fight, which was scheduled for UFC 79, to be postponed. That's why they did GSP-Hughes for the interim title. Serra-Hughes is still going to happen at some point, UFC's already invested too much into it going all the way back to even before TUF 6.





Serra cant help but to get hurt can he, in the fight against GSP he had a torn bicep.
nickcuc547
8/6/08 5:33:08PM

Posted by casey64


Posted by DCRage

Actually, Serra had been hurt too. Back injury (herniated disc) forced the Hughes fight, which was scheduled for UFC 79, to be postponed. That's why they did GSP-Hughes for the interim title. Serra-Hughes is still going to happen at some point, UFC's already invested too much into it going all the way back to even before TUF 6.





Serra cant help but to get hurt can he, in the fight against GSP he had a torn bicep.



so that's why he mounted zero offense the entire fight.
mikevolz
8/6/08 5:35:13PM
he mounted zero offense because gsp realized his wrestling is amazing, and serra's bottom game ju-jitsu isn't that good (relative to gsp)

the best bet is that hughes-serra will be the first fight at madison square garden. so a few things need to happen for that.
DCRage
8/6/08 5:38:01PM
I'm thinking it's a late January or February fight based on Hughes recently saying he'll be 100% around early January. Would be great if it could be on a Super Bowl weekend card assuming UFC does another one around that time.
Dom_Diegos
8/6/08 7:54:59PM
I hope Hughes kills him!!! Serra has a loud mouth & very disrepectful.
But he always seems to have something wrong with him when it comes to fighting or he lets it be known after he loses the fight.
He's never been that good in the UFC & him saying he only came back to plug his school? Whatever, if so fine blah blah blah.
He gotr off a very lucky punch in the first fight with GSP then talked smack the whole time about how he's gonna prove everybody wrong that it wasn't a fluke he beat GSP. BLAH BLAH BLAH, GSP spanked his azz in the rematch proving what everyone was saying .................lucky punch......now gimmie me belt back punk!!!
So I guess my point is who cares where he is or of he gonna fight again IMO.
He's a never was & a never should be IMO, but again everyone has their own opinon & this is just mine. I do think that if Serra & Hughes fight it would be good match but I'll go with Hughes................can't wait!
Rush
8/6/08 9:07:15PM

Posted by casey64

Serra cant help but to get hurt can he, in the fight against GSP he had a torn bicep.




didn't Serra tear his bicep years ago?


Personally as time goes on the fight between Serra and Hughes is become less interesting. Since the show Hughes has been humbled by GSP and Alves. Serra has been humbled by GSP. I just don't see the fire between Serra and Hughes, especially after all this time (it will be a year or more before they putatively face off). With the way Hughes has been fighting as of late I can't see him even finishing Serra.
casey64
8/6/08 9:29:54PM

Posted by Rush


Posted by casey64

Serra cant help but to get hurt can he, in the fight against GSP he had a torn bicep.




didn't Serra tear his bicep years ago?


Personally as time goes on the fight between Serra and Hughes is become less interesting. Since the show Hughes has been humbled by GSP and Alves. Serra has been humbled by GSP. I just don't see the fire between Serra and Hughes, especially after all this time (it will be a year or more before they putatively face off). With the way Hughes has been fighting as of late I can't see him even finishing Serra. [/QUOTE


I dont know but I have the dvd of that fight, and watching the behind the scenes, he flexed and his bicep was torn bad, it looked bad, note this is at UFC 69. Check out his right bicep.
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Rush
8/6/08 9:36:12PM
Yeah, I thought I heard that after it was torn he never got it fixed or let it heal properly, hence the odd shape, though I was never under the impression that it bothered him.
casey64
8/6/08 9:41:52PM

Posted by Rush

Yeah, I thought I heard that after it was torn he never got it fixed or let it heal properly, hence the odd shape, though I was never under the impression that it bothered him.




I would have got it fixed, it looks terrible. He's done everything to himself, torn bicep, hurt his MCL and now injured again and dont know the reason, could someone explain what has happened again.
Rush
8/6/08 10:00:06PM
Here is a quotation from a Serra interview


I took the fight against Dullante I had a torn bicep.



That fight was on March 22, 2002.
casey64
8/6/08 10:02:52PM

Posted by Rush

Here is a quotation from a Serra interview


I took the fight against Dullante I had a torn bicep.



That fight was on March 22, 2002.





Yes that is correct, so at UFC 69 when he faught GSP, at the behind the scenes he flexed and it was torn, so after the whole time it still looks that bad.
Pskinner_mma314
8/7/08 2:53:35AM
I think the Serra v hughes fight is no longer marketable as a main event, I could see it as a co-main event, but like they siad, after all this time i don't think its gonna be that big of a deal, though I would love to see it and finally get to stop hearin all the mindless bs from both of those punks
Aether
8/7/08 5:48:23AM
yes, Serra tore his bicep a very long time ago and never had it fixed, that isn't a recent injury at all.
casey64
8/7/08 11:14:54AM

Posted by Aether

yes, Serra tore his bicep a very long time ago and never had it fixed, that isn't a recent injury at all.




Gotcha my man didnt know, cause like a said i didnt know he had a torn bicep till UFC 69.
MFOTHER
8/7/08 1:14:53PM
i love how noone answer the questions i asked haha....

does anyone have a NEW update on serra ...what he is doing (prolly teaching) and how many fights he's got left.

no offense to anyone who posted, but its all old news
prozacnation1978
8/7/08 2:03:29PM
damm by the time they fight serra would have had 2 fights in 2 years

i am guessing i would say super bowl weekend co main event
but i think serra should fight in oct or nov before the hughes fight
i also think he should drop back to 155
twisted22
8/7/08 6:38:02PM
I don't think Serra will drop to 155 I think when he was asked that b4 the GSP fight he said he likes to eat too much to make the cut.
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