Archive: matt serra

Oct 13, 2014 9:00 pm

PHOTO | Chris Weidman, Matt Serra, And Ray Longo With Kevin James

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman attended Kevin James comedy show with coaches Matt Serra and Ray Longo this past weekend and captured the moment on Instagram. Loading Hanging out with Kevin James after his comedy show with @mattserraufc @raylongo. My 1st time at a comedy show and he killed it View on Instagram

Jul 15, 2014 4:44 pm

Matt Serra Understands How BJ Penn Felt Before Edgar Fight

Former welterweight champion Matt Serra spoke with MMAJunkie Radio about BJ Penn’s retirement and how he understands why the Octagon drew Penn back in for one more fight. “I know why it’s hard to walk away from the game,” Serra told MMAjunkie Radio a few days after cornering UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in his...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...


Jun 18, 2014 12:33 pm

Matt Serra Admits To TRT Use, ‘It’s fun’, Says The Former Champ

“After I got done fighting, I was always on the mat six days a week. So I got on the TRT. I had some back issues, I’m always on the mat and I figured I’d get my levels checked because I had some guys going who were around my age or a little bit older....

Mar 19, 2014 8:38 pm

Serra Calls For MacDonald vs. Lombard Title Eliminator

The UFC’s welterweight division has never looked so promising. With GSP out of the picture, the list of potential challengers for new champ, Johny Hendricks, has grown substantially. Everyone wants their shot and Matt Serra, who played co-host tonight on ‘UFC Tonight’ this evening, offered up his thoughts. Check it: “This was nuts. Robbie Lawler...

Feb 27, 2014 11:37 am

Matt Serra: ‘Weidman Will Break Belfort Before The Final Bell’

“The second Chris walked through my doors, I’ve never seen a wrestler transition to jiu-jitsu so smoothly. Longo got him in some sparring and he was just a natural and a freak and a good one. Me and Ray talked about it often and early on with his training. We knew this kid had the...

Feb 27, 2014 10:55 am

VIDEO | Serra Says If He Had Hughes Job GSP Would Still Be Fighting

“The funny thing is, I’m the victim here. There’s a girl on Twitter talking about a grappling match against Hughes. Then Hughes mentioned it. I said if we’re going to do it, I want to hit the guy. Then he says I have to lose weight. Look, I’m a ninja turtle, I’m at my school,...

Feb 20, 2014 8:29 pm

White Says ‘No’ To Serra vs. Hughes II

Two players from the old-school turned heads yesterday after a twitter convo ended with a, ‘Call Dana’. Matt Serra and Matt Hughes have a storied rivalry that started with a TUF season and ended in a ‘Fight of the Night’ earning battle (That Hughes won). I use the term ‘ended’ loosely though, because as of...

Feb 19, 2014 8:02 pm

Matt Hughes & Matt Serra Agree To Fight?

Back in 2009 Matt Hughes and Matt Serra engaged in a ‘Fight of the Night’ earning battle. The two former champions fought to a very close decision that swung the way of Hughes. Now both retired, the two took to twitter recently and after a back-and-forth appear to have agreed to fight. Will Dana and...

Feb 18, 2014 9:31 am

Matt Serra Says He Would Make A UFC Return For Hughes Rematch

Matt Serra has had his ups and down in his career, but his ups have stuck around in fight fan’s memories. Namely, the first round knock out of Georges St-Pierre back at UFC 69. And though Serra is now retired and spending his time very wisely as he runs his jiujitsu school and aides in...

Jan 3, 2014 7:13 am

Former UFC fighter Din Thomas retires from MMA

After 15 years of competing professionally in mixed martial arts, former UFC fighter Din Thomas (26-9 MMA, 5-4 UFC) has decided to call it a career and hang up the gloves. A longtime member of American Top Team, Thomas first fought for the UFC in June of 2001 against future UFC lightweight and welterweight champion...

Jan 3, 2014 6:15 am

Matt Serra on Silva Fight: Weidman ‘Did the Right Thing’ Checking That Kick

At UFC 168, Chris Weidman defeated legendary fighter Anderson Silva for the second time in a row via a gruesome leg kick-check, which unfortunately resulted in Silva’s leg breaking horrendously. Since the victory, some fans have strangely called into question Weidman’s performance in the fight, with comments directed at the check itself, the “fluke” nature...

Dec 20, 2013 11:42 am

Serra Brothers Split, Nick Locked Out of BJJ Gyms

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra (above) and his brother Nick have long been Brazilian jiu jitsu teachers in New York, owning and operating a number of academies throughout the state.  News broke Thursday that the two brothers have split their professional ties as Nick will no longer be a part of Serra BJJ.  ...

Dec 17, 2013 8:23 am

Weidman Coach: ‘We want to put a stamp on what Chris did the first time’

On December 28, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Chris Weidman will be staring across the octagon at Anderson Silva, a man he had defeated to obtain the Middleweight Championship and possibly the biggest upset ever in the sport of MMA. Silva, considered by many to be the greatest fighter of...

Oct 30, 2013 12:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Johny Hendricks: I want the best GSP, no excuses

Three weeks from now the welterweight division could go in one of two different directions. It may witness another title defense from its dominant champion or it could be shaken up by the KO power of the challenger. Georges St-Pierre squares off with number one contender Johny Hendricks for the welterweight championship on Sat. November...

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18: The Debut of Women’s MMA

Upon the announcement of women being cast on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, fans and media alike held their collective breaths as they waited to see what kind of talent would join the roster in the inaugural season for women. When the cast (now narrowed down to eight upon the airing of the...

Jun 25, 2013 9:38 am

Matt Serra Out as Chris Weidman Corner Man

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra will not be able to fulfill his duties as cornerman for #1 contender, Chris Weidman (9-0), as he battles Anderson Silva (33-4) next month at UFC 162. As reported by MMAFighting, Serra will stay in his native Long Island, New York for the fight due to health problems and...

Jun 3, 2013 8:17 am

Matt Serra: Patrick Cote Knows How To Party

“You want to know what’s really exciting? In Montreal, it’s called a Patrick Cote house party. Holy Shit! Does that f*cking French Canadian know how to party! I did a seminar over there, and he he had a party at his house. Damn, that guy knows how to party [laughs]. Listen to me, all I...

May 28, 2013 10:14 am

Former UFC Champion Matt Serra Explains the ‘High’ That Keeps Fighters from Retiring

Last week, former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra reticently discussed his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.  Monday, on ‘The MMA Hour,’ Serra explained in a little more detail his rational for announcing his retirement when he did, and he discussed the desire that keeps older fighters hanging around the sport for years...

May 22, 2013 11:19 am

Former UFC Champ Matt Serra Hints At Retirement After Health Scare

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra, has apparently decided to hang up his gloves and retire. We heard weeks ago that Serra was put in the hospital for an undisclosed ailment, and now in an interview with the local press he has come out and pretty much announced his retirement from the sport of Mixed...

May 29, 2012 12:53 am

Matt Serra Not Hanging Them Up, Just Waiting For Right Return | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Matt Serra comments while on the MMAHour. Serra comments on a number of things at the top of the list his potential return to the octagon. When asked if we would see him compete inside the octagon again. “I’m going to say if I have to lean one way I’m definitely going...