MMA may 23 serra vs hughes v.JustGetThisOverWithandRetire

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  1. adrenalin112

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- SERRA SAYS MAY 23 FOR HUGHES FIGHT[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Monday, January 12, 2009 - by Mick Hammond - MMAWeekly.com[/FONT]
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    While it has long been common place for coaches of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series to face each other after the series finale, few took to a personal disliking of each other like season six’s Matt Hughes and Matt Serra.

    Throughout the season’s run, the two traded barbs with each other almost every chance they could get, thus it came as no surprise that their intended title showdown at UFC 79 was one of the most anticipated fights of 2007.

    Injury forced the initial fight to be postponed, eventually leading to Georges St. Pierre defeating both Hughes and Serra to claim the undisputed welterweight championship; still fans clamored to see the two Matts finally square off.

    Now it appears that over a year and a half later they will finally get their wish.

    “I’ve got a date of May 23 in Vegas against Matt Hughes,” Serra confirmed to MMAWeekly.com. “That’s what I just found out a few days ago and it’s actually awesome.”

    The Long Island native explained why the fight had been delayed to May after so much anticipation.

    “Originally I thought it was going to be in the fall (of 2007), then he was still hurt,” said Serra. “So then I thought it was going to be in January, and then that wasn’t working because he wasn’t going to be ready until March. But I’m having my kid in March, so it’s just the way things work out.

    “I’m not going to miss the birth of my first born. I’m an easy guy to work with, but c’mon. So then I thought maybe April, but now it’s May.”

    While initially unhappy with the delays, Serra now feels the timing may be perfect.

    “With my kid being born in March is definitely going to take away a little from training, and will be a new experience for me, so I don’t mind (the fight) being pushed to May,” he admitted.

    Still five months out from the proposed date, Serra is wasting no time beginning preparations now that he’s finally healthy off an injury that kept him sidelined much of last year.

    “I’m driving to (Ray) Longo’s right now to get my training on,” he stated. “I’m starting to weigh out. My goal is to get in phenomenal shape and then work everything from there.”

    With both fighters coming off losses in their most recent fights – Hughes to Thaigo Alves in June, and Serra to St. Pierre last April – each is in need of a win if they have hopes of staying in contention for the welterweight title to be determined on January 31 between St. Pierre and current UFC lightweight titleholder B.J. Penn.
     
  2. Nomad

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    heard about this. sad it didnt happen last year.

    i also heard Anthony Johnston (sp?) wants to fight Hughes
     
  3. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    :werd: was was waiting for this fight since GSP vs Serra in april
     
  4. Nomad

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    i honestly hope Hughes wins. The guy's a complete prick, but he's not as annoying as Serra is. At least to me that is.
     
  5. f-g

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    AJ is fighting fioravanti although I wouldn't mind him KOing Hughes.
     
  6. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    Serra by TKO
     
  7. alkalinesolo

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    This would have been a great fight if it happened a year ago.

    Now it's just irrelevant.
     
  8. Nomad

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    UFC 98: Matt Attack
     
  9. THE LIOG

    THE LIOG EVVVVVVVVEERRYYOONNNNNNNE EEEEE

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  10. Ricey McRicerton

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    Serra is the typical loudmouth new yorker, but he is one helluva nice guy.

    I hope he beats Hughes, but who knows at this point. It's not going to make for an exciting fight either way IMO.
     
  11. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Serra FTW. that guy is soooo nice in person.
     
  12. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    want to see serra sub hughes
     
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  14. kroneX

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    I like Serra, i think he takes it by First round sub
     
  15. teep

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    serra by tko. i used to be a big hughes fan, but it boggles my mind how someone can be in the game so long and still have such awful stand up.
     
  16. Degenerate

    Degenerate Optimus Riem! OT Supporter

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    Matt will win :hsugh:
     
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    I see what you did there.
     
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    I really don't care about this fight.
     
  19. jeffswain

    jeffswain OT Supporter

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    jiujitsu matt vs wrestling matt
     
  20. tkluu

    tkluu New Member

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    i see hughes winning it
     
  21. damiand

    damiand Proceed

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    matt takes this shit easy.
     
  22. jeffswain

    jeffswain OT Supporter

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    lool

    i'll be rooting for matt too
     
  23. Mountain Dude

    Mountain Dude Here it comes, and there it goes, another day in d

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    Once GSP kicked Hughes in the face this fight was irrelevant, doesn't mean that it can't be a good fight.

    Shouldn't be main event though.
     
  24. tkluu

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    hughes is going to just GnP him, i dont see serra tapping him on his back
     

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