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Matt Hughes has branded fellow Ultimate Fighter 6 coach Matt Serra a terrible example for young UFC fans. Hughes and Serra are the head coaches training two teams of hopefuls trying to secure a contract with the UFC.



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Post #1   9/22/07 11:35:14AM   

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i think its great for TV but for the young fans i think they are a lil out there, but they both are trying to win

Post #2   9/22/07 11:47:01AM   

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I dont see Matt doin great at 185lbs

Post #3   9/22/07 12:01:35PM   

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I think arrogance sets a bad example for the youth, and Matt Hughes has that covered... At least Matt Serra is genuine.

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I don't like Serra myself, and I can see Hughes point about the profanity and all, but I dont know, just cause he's champ is he supposed to act like a different person?

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Even if Serra wasn't on the show, Hughes' kids still would be unable to watch due to Dana White explative usage, so that point doesnt hold contention with me. Obviously Serra suffers from a Napoleonic complex, but I think his ego has been further inflated since April. It's his 15 minutes, soak it up however he may choose. I feel a wee bit sorry for him because the fall from the top may be harsh and I just don't see him able to crack his way back into title contention, at least in WW.
Concerning Hughes comment:

I really can’t see it overtaking the NFL as that’s pretty well loved here in the States, but I’m happy with where we’re at right now

I can see MMA surpassing the NFL, especially in foreign markets where the NFL is having a real hard time establishing/maintaining a presence; NFL Europa just folded and GSP is likely to be more popular than any CFL player. Also, the NFL is experiencing a multitude of bad publicity. I think the UFC should hold an event on Superbowl Sunday with a teaser fight during halftime on Spike then go live as the final whistle sounds. Imagine the millions of people tuning into Spike whilst Tom Brady proclaims that he's going to Disneyland.
As far as Hughes specualtion of moving to MW, I would definitely like to see Hughes vs. Leben/Terrel/Marquadt/Okami.

-OUT-

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when dana is the face of the company serras occasional cursing is a total non issue

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I got to respect Matt Serra for beating one of my favorite fighters, though i would much rather see GSP still holding the belt, i deff. don't want to see matt hughes wear it again. Serra totally has Matt's character down pat, and i agree, when you got tons of friends who needs a fake one, i can't wait to see this fight... im not, im not a Serra fan, but i love to see Hughes get his ass kicked!

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I think Serra is a lot more cocky now after he's won the belt. I can understand why he's gloating - no one expected him to win - but he's taking it too far now.

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Matt who?
Oh Matt Hughes...that guy who USED TO BE champ.
He's perfect, don't you know?
It's everyone else that has the issues.
He can criticize who he wants....but I am not sure "good ole boys" from Iowa are the best role models for America's youth either.

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Posted by three_days_of_grey

Even if Serra wasn't on the show, Hughes' kids still would be unable to watch due to Dana White explative usage, so that point doesnt hold contention with me. Obviously Serra suffers from a Napoleonic complex, but I think his ego has been further inflated since April. It's his 15 minutes, soak it up however he may choose. I feel a wee bit sorry for him because the fall from the top may be harsh and I just don't see him able to crack his way back into title contention, at least in WW.
Concerning Hughes comment:

I really can’t see it overtaking the NFL as that’s pretty well loved here in the States, but I’m happy with where we’re at right now

I can see MMA surpassing the NFL, especially in foreign markets where the NFL is having a real hard time establishing/maintaining a presence; NFL Europa just folded and GSP is likely to be more popular than any CFL player. Also, the NFL is experiencing a multitude of bad publicity. I think the UFC should hold an event on Superbowl Sunday with a teaser fight during halftime on Spike then go live as the final whistle sounds. Imagine the millions of people tuning into Spike whilst Tom Brady proclaims that he's going to Disneyland.
As far as Hughes specualtion of moving to MW, I would definitely like to see Hughes vs. Leben/Terrel/Marquadt/Okami.

-OUT-



I agree 100% about Hughes talking about Serra,when Dana Whites language is much worse than the champs.

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I'm not a big fan of either fighter, but if I was on the show I would rather have Hughes over Serra as my coach.

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I think Serra is handling himself fine. He might come off a little arrogant, but he's a fighter, he's hungry to defend, what can you expect? Of course Serra seems to be more cocky since he won the belt, but big deal. Its pretty hard to find a champion that doesn't exactly come off as cocky at one point or another.

And of course this has been said, but the whole cursing thing, holds no weight.

Post #13   9/22/07 6:40:55PM   

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I dont get why serra acts that way i think he is threatened by hughes. Hughes hasnt disrespected him at all that ive seen. he said that he wasnt top 5 WW which is arguably true. Serra just goes out of his way to say he dosent like hughes becasue he knows hughes is gonna take his belt and hes just clinging to the fact the he has it now so he can act like hes the man. i hope we see a team hughes blowout i really dont like serra hes definetly more disrepectful and cocky than hughes and he hasnt accomplished nearly the amount the hughes has so he should maybe show respect.

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I like them both. Its just another dramatised reality show when it comes to the coaches. Thats the point. It keeps viewers interested. But the fights are legit. Its a good show. But at the end of the first show, when Serra was yelling at his fighter(and friend), he called him a fxxckin pussy. Not a good coach or friend in my book. I lost a lot of respect for him.

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