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Ex-UFC champ Matt Serra is retired – barring fight in Madison Square Garden

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Matt Serra won't say he's officially retired, but he might never fight again.

The former UFC welterweight champion recently told Newsday that a recent health scare put his life into perspective, and right now, he doesn't see much reason to continue fighting.

That is, unless his longtime promoter finds its way through a legal quagmire that has kept it out of Serra's home state of New York. A fight in Madison Square Garden is the only thing on his competitive bucket list.

"But at the same time, if that doesn't happen, I definitely consider myself done," Serra told Newsday. "It's hard to say the 'R word.' I might never say the 'R word.'"

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Post #1   5/22/13 3:45:05PM   

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He needs to do more UFC type shows from a commentator or host stand point. The 2 shows he did with Forrest and Chael were great. Something like that would serve him and the UFC well.

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Post #2   5/22/13 3:54:11PM   

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Ugh that sucks! I love the Terra!!!

Post #3   5/22/13 5:09:54PM   

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Matt Serra Salute!

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dont see the UFC putting a guy that hasn't fought since 2010 on what could be one it's biggest historical moment of being at the garden

Post #5   5/22/13 6:04:30PM   

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Come on Shonie! As long as I get to hear the audio of him cornering fighters I'm ok with it.

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Posted by Manak

dont see the UFC putting a guy that hasn't fought since 2010 on what could be one it's biggest historical moment of being at the garden



Renzo Gracie vs Matt Hughes in Abu Dhabi, homeslice.

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Posted by Svartorm


Posted by Manak

dont see the UFC putting a guy that hasn't fought since 2010 on what could be one it's biggest historical moment of being at the garden



Renzo Gracie vs Matt Hughes in Abu Dhabi, homeslice.



Yeah, that was horrible.

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I've never been a huge Matt Serra fan, but it's really too bad that his home state still hasn't legalized MMA. Practically every other champion (or UFC fighter in general) has fought in his home state at some point, and Serra has never had that opportunity.

Post #9   5/22/13 9:52:16PM   

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I thought he already did

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Posted by prophecy033

I thought he already did



me too. In SpiderSilva's mind Serra has been retired sense 2010

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Posted by Shawn91111

He needs to do more UFC type shows from a commentator or host stand point. The 2 shows he did with Forrest and Chael were great. Something like that would serve him and the UFC well.


I really don't know why they chose Florian over Serra. I can't stand Florian

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Posted by Bubbles


Posted by Shawn91111

He needs to do more UFC type shows from a commentator or host stand point. The 2 shows he did with Forrest and Chael were great. Something like that would serve him and the UFC well.


I really don't know why they chose Florian over Serra. I can't stand Florian



They only gave Florian the job because he's got a college degree from a decent school (mma is too much like real life).

Off topic: Florian's wiki is filled with more self indulgent trite than Justin Beiber's trophy room.

Post #13   5/23/13 5:08:48PM