MMA Serra on Hughes: "A lot of people feel the way I do"

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  1. Atmosphere

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    SERRA ON HUGHES: "A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THE WAY I DO"
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Friday, May 22, 2009 - by Steven Marrocco - MMAWeekly.com[/FONT]
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    Click HERE For Matt Serra's Video Interview

    UFC 98’s other underdog, Matt Serra, looks at himself as one lucky guy.

    Lucky because he gets to fight a guy he can’t stand, and without throwing anybody under the bus, a guy a lot of other people can’t stand.

    “I know that for a fact…I had former teammates of the guy coming up to me, saying, ‘Hey man, he might have been that good country boy back in the day, but either he was never like that, or changed along the way,’” Serra told reporters after an open workout promoting his co-main event bout with Matt Hughes this Saturday at UFC 98.

    “I was always real cool with the Miletich crew, except for Tim Sylvia, he’s a bit of a dork. If I saw those guys I’d approach them and say, ‘I’m just letting you know, it’s nothing towards you, I understand if you don’t want to say hello.’ And that’s when I got some heart-to-hearts, and I’m like, I’ve got this guy pegged right. I was shocked. I’m not throwing anybody under the bus, but believe me—a lot of people feel the way I feel.”

    With that, he threw some reporters under the bus.

    “A lot of you guys probably feel the same,” he laughed.

    By now, Serra’s feelings toward Hughes are a broken record. He’ll state them as often as asked, and they’re real (“This ain’t Shamrock vs. Tito, the WWE crap,” he says). Nothing could be more real, however, than what actually happens when the cage door closes. Most think it’s Serra’s jiu-jitsu versus Hughes’ ground and pound. The difference, Serra says, is in what they expect of each other.

    “I think Matt Hughes’ ego is going to be his downfall, because I’m expecting a tough fight,” he said earlier. “I don’t like the guy, but I know he’s dangerous. But I think he really feels that I don’t belong on the ‘Real World,’ let alone the cage. He thinks that he’s way up here and he can do whatever he wants. When he finds out that the fight’s not going like that, and he’s not in for an easy night, it’s going to be too late.”
    The one-time welterweight champ says he's been hard at work for three months, bringing in "stunt doubles" of Hughes to grind him against the cage. He's ready to face the man he calls a "one-trick pony."

    A while a lot of grudge matches end in hugs at the final bell, Serra doesn’t want to entertain the thought of reconciling with his nemesis afterwards.

    “I don’t want to even be in that mindset right now,” he said. “I just want to take his head off.”

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  2. GreatDeceiver

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    Yeah I mean we all get it, you and Hughes don't like each other. You'll fight and probably lose (honestly though I want to see Serra upset) and stuff like this is just getting old now imo.

    Shut up, settle it in the cage. I do realize its successful marketing, I'm just sayin
     
  3. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    at first i enjoyed serras comments against Hughes...now its just getting annoying. Just shut up and get down to business
     
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    It's also probably because I read them all in his Joe Pesci voice
     
  5. Gogoplata

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    Hughes is going to murder him.
     
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    agreed...as much as i hope we're all wrong :hsd:
     
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    As much as I hate Hughes, the only one trick pony is Serra.
     
  9. Gogoplata

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    the fuck?

    serra is not a one trick pony. he just fucking sucks. :dunno:
     
  10. Atmosphere

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    he's no can, but he's definitely not as good as he thinks he is. as much as anybody can argue semantics and whatnot, serra KOing GSP was a fluke


    as much as a fluke can occur in MMA anyway
     
  11. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    Serra seems like hes a great coach. But i dont see him beating Hughes
     
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    I badly want Serra to win, but I know Hughes has a much better shot. :sad2:
     
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    I want Serra to win, I know Hughes will.
     
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    Serra will win....
     
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    I can't wait to watch 1 more Hughes win. His days of being a contender are gone but he will push Serra's shit in

    1 lucky punch against GSP doesn't make him good, and doesn't take away a spinning backfist loss lol

    fuck matt serra
     
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    serra's bjj is better, but hughes' mma bjj is better

    serra seems motivated, so i wouldn't factor that
     
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    Serra in 1st or 2nd round.....if it goes the distance hughes will win....
     
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    ugghhh at first i was indifferent, but i really hope serra loses just so he'll shut his mouth
     
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    Serra via dirty guido-power
     
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