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Jon Jones, Dominick Reyes
Jon Jones

Matt Serra thinks Dominick Reyes edged out Jon Jones

Fernando Quiles - February 11, 2020

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra is of the belief that Dominick Reyes should’ve gotten the nod over Jon Jones. There’s no denying that Jones vs. Reyes was a close encounter. Jones put his UFC light heavyweight title on the line against Reyes this past Saturday night (Feb. 8). The title bout headlined UFC 247 inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. After five rounds of action, Jones was awarded the unanimous decision victory.

Anthony Pettis, PFL
Matt Serra

Matt Serra says Anthony Pettis struggles when things get tough

Fernando Quiles - January 21, 2020

Matt Serra believes Anthony Pettis has a difficult time when his back is against the wall. Pettis was seen in action this past Saturday night (Jan. 18). He went one-on-one with Diego Ferreira to get the main card of UFC 246 started. Pettis ended up being submitted in the second stanza. “Showtime” has now gone 1-3 in his last four outings. He’s been finished in two of those defeats.

Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, UFC 245
Kamaru Usman

Matt Serra: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington stoppage was 'pretty bad'

Fernando Quiles - December 23, 2019

Matt Serra believes Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington could’ve played out longer than it did. Usman vs. Covington headlined UFC 245 earlier this month. Usman put the UFC welterweight gold on the line inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a back-and-forth battle, “The Nigerian Nightmare” ended up scoring the fifth-round TKO victory. Covington was quick to protest the stoppage to referee Marc Goddard.

Darren Till
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Matt Serra: We might be seeing a rebirth of Darren Till at middleweight

Fernando Quiles - November 7, 2019

Darren Till could be in for a rebirth at 185 pounds. At least that’s what Matt Serra believes. Till was in action at UFC 244 against Kelvin Gastelum. With a historic event inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, many felt that Till would crumble under pressure. “The Gorilla” proved that despite coming off two stoppage losses, he is far from being damaged goods. He defeated Gastelum via split decision in his first middleweight bout under the UFC banner.

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Dana White

Matt Serra chides Joe Rogan, Dana White for Conor McGregor comments

Thomas Taylor - August 27, 2019

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra is not impressed with the comments UFC commentator Joe Rogan and UFC President Dana White have made in the wake of the latest Conor McGregor drama. McGregor was recently caught on film punching an older man at a bar in Ireland.

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Matt Serra says Jorge Masvidal 'definitely' deserves UFC welterweight title shot

Fernando Quiles - July 22, 2019

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra believes it’s hard to deny Jorge Masvidal a shot at 170-pound gold. Masvidal has been the talk of the mixed martial arts world since his flying knee knockout over Ben Askren. The five-second finish set a record for the fastest KO in UFC history. “Gamebred” is riding a wave of momentum and he’s hoping to capitalize on it. Masvidal is looking for a UFC title shot or a money fight with Conor McGregor next.

TJ Dillashaw, Matt Serra
TJ Dillashaw

Matt Serra blasts 'f***ing cheater' TJ Dillashaw in profanity-laced tirade

Tom Taylor - April 11, 2019

Earlier this week, news surfaced that former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw had tested positive for EPO, a powerful performance-enhancer that can only be ingested through injection. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) handed Dillashaw a two-year ban for this incident, but in the eyes of former UFC welterweight champ Matt Serra, that might not be enough. Matt Serra went off on TJ Dillashaw on the UFC Unfiltered podcast this week.

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Matt Serra

Matt Serra explains how he ended up taking down drunk guy during International Fight Week

Tom Taylor - July 10, 2018

Just one night before he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame last week, former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra ended up restraining a troublesome drunk at a Casino in Las Vegas. See the video of this incident, which promptly went viral inside the MMA bubble, below.

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VIDEO | Watch former UFC champ Matt Serra subdue a troublesome drunk in Las Vegas

Tom Taylor - July 5, 2018

Tonight @MattSerraUFC gets inducted into the UFC HOF. Last night he was handling drunk idiots at Red Rock. @lorenzofertitta here is the new head of security @stationcasinos — danawhite (@danawhite) July 5, 2018

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Tony Ferguson

VIDEO | Matt Serra gets punked interviewing 'El Cucuy' over the phone

Russell Ess - October 4, 2017

Tony Ferguson has the biggest fight of his life coming up this weekend as he is set to take on Kevin Lee in their UFC interim lightweight title fight at UFC 216. Ferguson and Lee are scheduled to headline the card with Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson set to defend his title and perhaps set the UFC record for most consecutive title defenses in history as he meets Ray Borg in the center of the Octagon in the co-main event.

Chris Weidman's corner reacts to Gegard Mousasi stoppage
Matt Serra

Chris Weidman's corner's live reaction to controversial Gegard Mousasi stoppage

Tom Taylor - April 10, 2017

Over the weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 210, Chris Weidman experienced a controversial TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi. The controversy followed a Mousasi knee, which at first appeared to be illegal – forcing a confusing pause in the action – but was ultimately deemed legal, resulting in a Mousasi win. Part of the reason the fight wasn’t allowed to continue after the knee was deemed legal is because Weidman couldn’t tell the referee what day it was. According to live audio of Weidman’s corner, however, this might not actually be a cause for concern.

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Matt Serra

Matt Serra explains why Nate Diaz should have been given the win at UFC 202

bjpenndotcom - August 25, 2016

In the main event of UFC 202, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor squared off in what many are calling one of the greatest fights of all time. After 5 rounds of action, the judges scored the fight a majority decision for Conor McGregor, with two of the three judges giving McGregor 48-47 scores.