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5/29/12 9:19 AM
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"I'm going to say if I have to lean one way I'm definitely going to say you're going to see me again," Serra told Ariel Helwani Monday on The MMA Hour when asked if he plans to fight again or retire.

Serra can't be certain about fighting. He's too busy living the moment. With the responsibilities of raising a family, operating a pair of jiu-jitsu academies on Long Island, New York, and training several UFC fighters, Serra's living life at warp speed. Even if he wanted to train for a fight - especially in what could be his final professional fight - he's hardly in a position to do so.

Serra, however, is ever the competitor. He simply can't let go of the idea of not returning to action. But therein lies the rub: there is no plan to return. No timetable, no opponent, no venue, nothing.

"I really got no answers for you as far as when and who and all that kind of stuff," Serra said. "I really think it's so official just to say you're done. Because you never know how you're going to feel the next day, you're never going to know if something comes up and excites you. But right now I've got my plate full."

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5/29/12 9:22 AM
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Will always be a Serra fan, his upset over GSP was one amazing MMA moment
5/29/12 9:25 AM
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 Who's a good matchup for him if/when he comes back?
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 Serra/Longo is doing amazing as a camp.  I can see how the plate's full and with some real talented guys.  
5/29/12 9:26 AM
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IamOwnedbyUGCTT_Benwahwah -  Who's a good matchup for him if/when he comes back?

 Serra - BJ Penn
5/29/12 2:35 PM
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A REAL "fighter", Serra will always have my admiration. He never needs to throw another punch or attempt another sub. The man made his mark during two completely different eras and did so on his terms.
5/29/12 2:49 PM
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I've seen Matt Serra recently.

Not only is his plate full but once it gets cleared it gets full once more. Phone Post
5/29/12 3:05 PM
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I always wanted to see a serra/gsp rubber match conclusion. Phone Post
5/29/12 3:56 PM
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Never been much of a fan but....

The longer he stays out of action, the more irrelevant he becomes (obviously). The thing here is tfat the division is growing and all the new talent/solid win streaks (as well as huge upsets) probably put him in a situation where he needs a 2 - 2 1/2 year winning streak to move anywhere near a title shot....

Of course this doesn't mean much if ge takes the route of a fighter like lytle who came with the intention of putting on a show for the fans. Phone Post
5/29/12 5:51 PM
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<blockquote>Farewell Brock - Never been much of a fan but....<br><br>The longer he stays out of action, the more irrelevant he becomes (obviously). The thing here is tfat the division is growing and all the new talent/solid win streaks (as well as huge upsets) probably put him in a situation where he needs a 2 - 2 1/2 year winning streak to move anywhere near a title shot....<br><br>Of course this doesn't mean much if ge takes the route of a fighter like lytle who came with the intention of putting on a show for the fans. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/></blockquote><br /><br />

He'll never be "irrelevant." That is actually pretty far off. You, obviously a noob of some sort, fail to recognize what his contributions OVERALL to the sport are. Title shot? Who cares about a title shot? This is simply about him returning to a sport he helped build.
5/29/12 6:07 PM
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the chief - I always wanted to see a serra/gsp rubber match conclusion. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Oh god no, why?
GSP has only gotten better and Serra has had about 2 fights since then. Last time was a one-sided beatdown, next time wouldn't be any different.
5/29/12 6:12 PM
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RJJH - 
IamOwnedbyUGCTT_Benwahwah -  Who's a good matchup for him if/when he comes back?

 Serra - BJ Penn


This.
5/29/12 6:14 PM
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Serra vs Penn would be awesome!

UFC should also use him as a color commentator for fights or Fuel pre/post shows Phone Post
5/29/12 7:11 PM
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Took the strap from GSP. Have to respect that.

I also believe he was Renzo's first American bb.


If he wants to spend the rest of his life teaching gi classes and destroying pasta, God bless him. Phone Post
5/29/12 7:40 PM
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Bj/serra 2 would go much like the first one IMO

5/29/12 8:54 PM
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the chief - I always wanted to see a serra/gsp rubber match conclusion. Phone Post


Oh god no, why?
GSP has only gotten better and Serra has had about 2 fights since then. Last time was a one-sided beatdown, next time wouldn't be any different.



Because the 1st fight was such a one-sided beatdown in favor of Serra, so it's very likely to happen again.
5/29/12 8:59 PM
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IamOwnedbyUGCTT_Benwahwah -  Who's a good matchup for him if/when he comes back?

 Serra - BJ Penn
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5/29/12 11:11 PM
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i love serra. Would absolutely love to train at his gym. you guys are very lucky who get to.
5/29/12 11:23 PM
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"Bj/serra 2 would go much like the first one IMO"

BJ avoiding him?
5/29/12 11:32 PM
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the chief - I always wanted to see a serra/gsp rubber match conclusion. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>



GSP would mop the floor, in 2012 Vs Serra

He would need to win a few before he would get the opportunity. Slim chances with his camp, atm.
5/29/12 11:45 PM
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5/29/12 11:46 PM
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thforklift - <blockquote>Farewell Brock - Never been much of a fan but....<br><br>The longer he stays out of action, the more irrelevant he becomes (obviously). The thing here is tfat the division is growing and all the new talent/solid win streaks (as well as huge upsets) probably put him in a situation where he needs a 2 - 2 1/2 year winning streak to move anywhere near a title shot....<br><br>Of course this doesn't mean much if ge takes the route of a fighter like lytle who came with the intention of putting on a show for the fans. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/></blockquote><br /><br />

He'll never be "irrelevant." That is actually pretty far off. You, obviously a noob of some sort, fail to recognize what his contributions OVERALL to the sport are. Title shot? Who cares about a title shot? This is simply about him returning to a sport he helped build.
Right I'm a noob because Serra hasn't had a significant win since gsp... Phone Post
5/29/12 11:48 PM
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RJJH - 
IamOwnedbyUGCTT_Benwahwah -  Who's a good matchup for him if/when he comes back?

 Serra - BJ Penn


This.
Oh fuck yes. Timing seems like it could be perfect. Phone Post
5/31/12 8:04 PM
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Helwig:
More or less, yeah.
Avoid the takedown, land a few better strikes, avoid the haymaker... decision.

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