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12/8/10 10:29 AM
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Matt Serra said a few things, sure, but nothing to the extent that Josh Koscheck has. Still, every time Serra was shown on the big screen inside Montreal's Bell Centre at UFC 83 in April 2008, he was reviled by the crowd.

When Serra was actually inside the arena, in sight of more than 21,000 screaming Canadians, the rafters shook. They weren't cheering, though. They were booing. Hissing. Rioting in their lungs. Rocky Balboa was met with more kindness when he went to Russia to fight Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV."

And all Serra had done was beat Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight title one year earlier. Can you imagine what the crowd will do to Josh Koscheck, a villain's villain, when he goes after the title against GSP in the Bell Centre this Saturday at UFC 124?

“It is a brutal crowd if you're fighting Captain Canada in Canada," Serra told Fightin' Words. “I thought the cage was shaking. It was brutal. Brutal. But I don’t think it’s going to effect Koscheck at all because he loves being the heel."

If Koscheck can truly block out the crowd, or use it to fuel himself, he has a chance to beat St-Pierre, Serra said. He would know, too. Serra is the only man in the world to knockout GSP in a professional fight.

“St-Pierre is predictable now," Serra said. "Everyone knows what he’s going to do. But now you gotta stop it."

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12/8/10 10:43 AM
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 Gotta love Serra. "Captain Canada", LOL!
12/8/10 10:46 AM
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Dave Menne was the only other person to take down Kos, very weird and interesting stat
12/8/10 1:13 PM
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A good way to screw with Kos's mind and focus would be for the fans to remain COMPLETELY silent when he makes his way to the octagon and when they announce him.

Kos strives on negative energy, so fan's who dislike Kos should not give him ANY energy at all.
12/8/10 1:17 PM
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Actually Serra said that GSP needed to drink a glass of wine and watch a hockey game or something along those lines. He kind of made fun of Canada before their second fight.
12/8/10 1:23 PM
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X_Rated 2 hours ago ohferfuxsakes - I was there...it was shaking. NO DOUBT!!!! Phone Post
12/8/10 1:24 PM
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I went to UFC 97 at the Bell Center. I have bad hearing/slightly numb ears already from demolition work, yet I thought my eardrums were going to 'splode when they showed GSP on the screen.

Been to two other UFCs and several NFL and college ball games. Even Michigan's Big House wasn't nearly as loud.
12/8/10 1:24 PM
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ohferfuxsakes -  I was there...it was shaking.

 


Me too. I was deaf afterwards. It was cool to hear St. Pierre to tell everyone to treat Serra well afterwards. Everyone was so happy finally to have the UFC in Canada and the show rocked. It was one huge party.
12/8/10 1:29 PM
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 Serra has my respect for life for going up into Montreal and defending his strap against GSP in his first defense.
12/8/10 1:35 PM
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GageIsLegend -  Predictable? Then why can't anyone stop him? Phone Post

 That's exactly what he said????
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noshame - I went to UFC 97 at the Bell Center. I have bad hearing/slightly numb ears already from demolition work, yet I thought my eardrums were going to 'splode when they showed GSP on the screen.

Been to two other UFCs and several NFL and college ball games. Even Michigan's Big House wasn't nearly as loud.

 wait until Toronto!!
12/8/10 1:47 PM
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GageIsLegend - Predictable? Then why can't anyone stop him? <img src="/images/phone/post_tag.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Nobody can stop him, until somebody does. Just as it was with all former and formerly unbeatable champions.
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Jack Skellington -  wait until Toronto!!


Montreal was like that cool house party you go to where everyone is enjoying themselves.

Toronto, while it will be the biggest ever, will be like a rave that starts off good and goes bad.
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Jack Skellington -  wait until Toronto!!


Toronto, while it will be the biggest ever, will be like a rave that starts off good and goes bad.


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It's a shame Serra is still bitter about GSP. He's one of my favs but he's following BJ footsteps in being too bitter. He needs to let it go
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Jack Skellington -  wait until Toronto!!


Montreal was like that cool house party you go to where everyone is enjoying themselves.

Toronto, while it will be the biggest ever, will be like a rave that starts off good and goes bad.


French Canadian?


Nope. As much as Toronto likes to think it will, it will not be like it was in Montreal.

Make no mistake. Toronto will be the biggest, most grand, knock-your-socks-off event in UFC history to date.

It just won't have that "vibe." Montreal is a fight town and has a long history of it.
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Toronto fans are not as good as Montreal fans and that's a sad fact.

Couple that with holding the UFC in Skydome? I don't think that's a great place to hold an event like this. Wrestlemania maybe?
12/8/10 2:50 PM
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Lol I enjoyed this interview. I also think it's smart that the fans be completely quiet when Kos comes out, that's easily the best way to fuck his shit up. Phone Post
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Buck 65 18 minutes ago It's a shame Serra is still bitter about GSP. He's one of my favs but he's following BJ footsteps in being too bitter. He needs to let it go BITTER? WTF are you talking about?? Phone Post
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Well then never buy cheap seats. I was there, as high up as you could be, and that is BEHIND the giant screens, and while it was loud, it was not "goose bump giving" loud or that special. And yes, I've heard many times since that the crowd was very loud.

So the choice IMO is to pay more for better seats or not go at all. Cheap seat sucks.

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thebrownbison - Lol I enjoyed this interview. I also think it's smart that the fans be completely quiet when Kos comes out, that's easily the best way to fuck his shit up. <img src="/images/phone/post_tag.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

No chance.
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The fans should get newspapers and pretend to read them when he's announced.

Wait, that's for basketball silly!
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Lol I know there's no chance, just saying I think it'd work. Phone Post

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