Matt Serra. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“I’m putting a lot on this fight. I want that notch in my belt. In the future there are guys like GSP and Matt Hughes, who I’m sure are going to be hall-of-famers. If I get Matt Hughes under my belt and take care of him, even if I would not be considered one of the best ever, I’d have some victories over some guys who will be. I can live with that. I just want to take care of Matt Hughes, and then the only thing for sure is that I’m going to have some pizza and pasta because I haven’t had any in three months. But after that, we’ll see what’s up.”
— Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra discusses his upcoming fight against longtime rival Matt Hughes at UFC 98, which could actually end up being his last according to comments of his published earlier today by MMA Junkie.
A loss to Hughes would knock Serra completely out of welterweight title contention following his one-sided loss to Georges St. Pierre last spring in Montreal. While he could likely become an immediate force in the UFC’s lightweight division, Serra has stated that he wants to remain at 170 lbs. How much longer he’ll be able to do so, at least at a competitive level, remains to be seen.
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