Matt Serra takes on George St. Pierre at UFC 83 on April 19 from the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada.
April 14, 2008 at 3:47 am
Everyone seems to have turned on Serra after he won the title. I still think he's a good fighter even thought I think GSP is on another level right now. I'm just looking foward to a great fight.
April 14, 2008 at 4:07 am
The other Matt managed to catch GSP in a mistake the first time. The two follow ups demonstrated who dominated. Hughes pretty much ended his career after being shown the light. This Matt will have to be shown too.
April 14, 2008 at 6:33 am
ok if serra beats gsp again, will you guys recognize that serra is legit or just lucky? i bet everyone will call him lucky because no one can believe that somebody can beat GSP right now. it's the same as silva. he's on cloud 9.
April 14, 2008 at 6:41 am
It's not GSP's invincibility. It's Serra's lack of a record. He has beaten one well known fighter, and that was with essentially a single punch with follow through. That smells like luck.
April 14, 2008 at 7:21 am
i think serra is a good fighter but you can't knock how athletic GSP is. the guy can win on his physical dominance alone and now that he is improving his all around game GSP is getting scary just like bj penn and anderson silva.
April 14, 2008 at 2:27 pm
Right on Derek I still don't get the Serra haters yes GSP lost and he might lose again get over it and give Serra some respect. Oh thats right half these slobs think Serra got a lucky punch. Sorry there is no luck once you are in the UFC you either do it or get it done to you. Its not like this was Rampage vs Liddell and the Iceman got droped with that one punch. GSP didn't get one punched he took a good 10-20 more punches to his head before he finally taped.
Matt Hughes has pretty much no striking yeah ground and pound after he gets you down but actual standing and trading he lacks, thats where serra has an edge in punching ability. Hughes will throw some weak punches just to work the takedown later.
Serra won't throw weak punches he knows GSP can outwrestle him and get the takedown so he'll be looking to stand but if GSP takes him down which he should do much earlier this fight. Putting Serra on his back asap is the best bet for George.
April 14, 2008 at 3:29 pm
i agree that serra is no easy fight. i really never understood how people were rooting for serra when he was the underdog and after he won people didn't like him. but i really think that the length of GSP and his speed will be the difference in the fight.
April 14, 2008 at 3:31 pm
oh, on the topic of luck. i think the there is definitely some fights won on luck, especially in mma. at any moment you can be ko'd, it doesn't matter if you dominate 4:50 into the third round, it can still be over in a matter of seconds.
April 16, 2008 at 4:57 am
i don't know if i would call that luck yeah you can be losing the whole fight a win with one punch and thats ablitity, some people have knock out power and others don't.i see gsp winning this fight but i respect serra and its funny that before the only way i saw serra winning was on the ground and now people think thats where gsp should take the fight.i think serra has power in his punches but is still not the greatest striker and gsp is good on his feet, serra is awsome on the ground so i don't know if thats the best idea, but gsp can probally win on the ground or feet but going to the ground plays into where serra is at his best.
April 16, 2008 at 8:42 am
Good point Roy. Luck isn't the right term for it. Its more like these guys have the ability to end it at any moment. Thats also what makes MMA so fun.
In the last UFC I went to the bathroom during the Karo/Alves fight, came back, and it was all over. I have to watch it again later to see Karo throw a fit when he lost.
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