Serra not afraid to play villain’s role

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nickcuc547
4/15/08 12:54:04PM
UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra knows he isn't going to be the fan favorite when he steps into the octagon at Bell Centre in Montreal in front of the expected largest crowd in North American mixed martial arts history on Saturday night.

"I'm having my trainers and sparring partners boo me on a regular basis, so I'm getting used to it," said Serra, who defends the title against hometown hero Georges St. Pierre. "It's the same cage, it doesn't matter the city."

http://mmajunkie.com/news/4143/serra-not-afraid-to-play-villains-role.mma
babytater03
4/15/08 1:01:57PM
He can have his corner boo him all he wants...2-4 guys who you KNOW boo you versus having 30k fans of the guy you're fighting booing you is a HUUUUGGGEEE difference. I dont know how you could actually prepare for that. He's obviously already bothered by it or he wouldn't be trying to get his guys to prep him.

Here you go Matt
rabbit915
4/15/08 1:18:15PM
I still dont understand how such a likeable underdog got turned into villain.
nickcuc547
4/15/08 1:44:16PM

Posted by rabbit915

I still dont understand how such a likeable underdog got turned into villain.



he has a big mouth and a tough guy attitude, which people dont really like.
bullettdodger
4/15/08 2:00:33PM
Meh, i think its mostly all Hype, and he instantly became the "villian" when they had decided upon having this fight in Canada. Just the way it goes when you're not the home town hero.
GlancyMMA
4/15/08 2:03:25PM
Serra has done way too much #$%* talking on this one.

To GSP, the MMA community and all the MMA fans in Montreal.

This is the first light hearted comment I've heard from Serra (having his corner boo him.)

He should stick to that kind of commentary and he'd have stayed as that likeable underdog. (Like Forrest Griffin always seem to do.)

This is all a result of too much talk trash talk on Serra's part.
jakeiceman
4/15/08 2:29:58PM
He deserves to talk all the shit he wants, the second he won the title he had everyone trying to discredit his win. Who wouldnt be pissed. Its all good though, after saturday he is keepin that belt.
jae_1833
4/15/08 2:34:33PM
See I think the WW div stays more active and competitive if Serra wins...the hierarchy is busted wide open with him on top. It makes for more interesting match ups and allows for other fighters a real chance at a title shot. Just look at Fitch....really how many guys did he need to defeat before he deserved that shot. I think if you 6 or so in a row then you've earned it.
Twenty20Dollars
4/15/08 3:22:55PM
he was talking all that smack on matt hughes, too bad the villain is going to loose on the 19th
Pookie
4/15/08 3:30:31PM
It might be because im a progressive shit talker myself, but ive always liked serra and the way he handled shit.

Shit talking FTW!!!!!!
CantAndleDaRiddum
4/15/08 4:28:25PM

Posted by jakeiceman

He deserves to talk all the shit he wants, the second he won the title he had everyone trying to discredit his win. Who wouldnt be pissed. Its all good though, after saturday he is keepin that belt.



i bet you liked Never Back Down. eat shit & your words saturday night
skatenate
4/15/08 6:15:12PM
GSP will get that title back on saturday. Serra wont know what hit him.
jiujitsufreak74
4/15/08 6:33:14PM

Posted by GlancyMMA

Serra has done way too much #$%* talking on this one.

To GSP, the MMA community and all the MMA fans in Montreal.

This is the first light hearted comment I've heard from Serra (having his corner boo him.)

He should stick to that kind of commentary and he'd have stayed as that likeable underdog. (Like Forrest Griffin always seem to do.)

This is all a result of too much talk trash talk on Serra's part.



Looks like Serra did his job. all of his talk is to hype the fight. i don't understand why people react so vehemently to this. he is merely trying to elicit a response from the Canadian crowd and get GSP off of his game (which won't happen..GSP is too focused). It is called fight hype people, it isn't really personal, he is aiming to get more fans angry at him so they tune in to watch GSP try to beat him for it...and from comments like these (not to pick on you, your comments were just the closet thing i could fins on this thread to a negative response from this) it seems it is working.
jakeiceman
4/15/08 9:01:08PM

Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum


Posted by jakeiceman

He deserves to talk all the shit he wants, the second he won the title he had everyone trying to discredit his win. Who wouldnt be pissed. Its all good though, after saturday he is keepin that belt.



i bet you liked Never Back Down. eat shit & your words saturday night



Wow can we all please pause and give this guy a round of applause for that lame attempt at a burn. I guess I didnt expect much from someone who has a "cock" for an avatar but really man are you such a loser that you waste your time with crap like that? For your information no I wasnt able to catch "Never Back Down" but the fact that you commented on it means that you probably have so who is the douchebag? So take your own advice and "eat shit" and if you cant come up with something better than a lame movie reference and an ignorant comment , maybe you should just spare the rest of us your opinion.

To everyone else, I know crap like this just brings down the credibility of this site so sorry I apologize. Thats all i have to say.

GSPCanada
4/15/08 9:19:49PM
Alot of people like GSP not just Canadians. It's very likely that people root for GSp not just because its in Canada and not juts cauze Serra is a talker.

Serra has been this unlikeable dick for a while. I was voting for St. Pierre the first time but held nothing against serra and was going to root for him against hughes but about half way through the show I just couldn't stand the guy and wanted Hughes to destroy em.

This article isn't as bad but serra needs to be quiet I really think he is going to be punded for about 4 rounds before the ref comes in. Perhaps a pounding from Gsp n then Hughes will send serra back to 155 n humble him a while.
JimiMak
4/15/08 11:07:43PM

Posted by GSPCanada

Alot of people like GSP not just Canadians. It's very likely that people root for GSp not just because its in Canada and not juts cauze Serra is a talker.

Serra has been this unlikeable dick for a while. I was voting for St. Pierre the first time but held nothing against serra and was going to root for him against hughes but about half way through the show I just couldn't stand the guy and wanted Hughes to destroy em.

This article isn't as bad but serra needs to be quiet I really think he is going to be punded for about 4 rounds before the ref comes in. Perhaps a pounding from Gsp n then Hughes will send serra back to 155 n humble him a while.



He's funny, in much more of a genuine way than GSP (it's accidental for him), get over it. What's he supposed to say? I hope they don't boo me....
GSPCanada
4/16/08 1:02:45AM

Posted by JimiMak


Posted by GSPCanada

Alot of people like GSP not just Canadians. It's very likely that people root for GSp not just because its in Canada and not juts cauze Serra is a talker.

Serra has been this unlikeable dick for a while. I was voting for St. Pierre the first time but held nothing against serra and was going to root for him against hughes but about half way through the show I just couldn't stand the guy and wanted Hughes to destroy em.

This article isn't as bad but serra needs to be quiet I really think he is going to be punded for about 4 rounds before the ref comes in. Perhaps a pounding from Gsp n then Hughes will send serra back to 155 n humble him a while.



He's funny, in much more of a genuine way than GSP (it's accidental for him), get over it. What's he supposed to say? I hope they don't boo me....




Get over what exactly? I said he was fine in this article, I was addressing someone who asked why serra went from likeable underdog to dickhead and thats why. read closer before tellin me to get over it
bullettdodger
4/16/08 2:56:30AM

Posted by GSPCanada

Alot of people like GSP not just Canadians. It's very likely that people root for GSp not just because its in Canada and not juts cauze Serra is a talker.

Serra has been this unlikeable dick for a while. I was voting for St. Pierre the first time but held nothing against serra and was going to root for him against hughes but about half way through the show I just couldn't stand the guy and wanted Hughes to destroy em.

This article isn't as bad but serra needs to be quiet I really think he is going to be punded for about 4 rounds before the ref comes in. Perhaps a pounding from Gsp n then Hughes will send serra back to 155 n humble him a while.



Your name is GSPCanada....


Alot of people like GSP not just Canadians


(for good measure)
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