UFC welterweight Champion Matt Serra recently sat down with MMAMadness.com to discuss his place in MMA, his thoughts on Matt Hughes, and his upcoming rematch with Georges St. Pierre. Below are some of the highlights of that conversation.
Matt Serra On His Place In MMA:
I am the MMA version of The Cinderella Man, except my fight didn’t go the distance. When you beat the man, you’re the man. Matt Hughes was the man and he got beat soundly by GSP. I knocked out GSP, so I am the man right now.
Serra On Georges St. Pierre:
Afterward he made up some excuses, but he apologized. He is a young guy who got the belt at an early age. There’s no reason for me to be angry at him. It’s not like Matt Hughes, who I think is a moron. GSP is a good guy.
Serra On Matt Hughes:
I’d like to fight Matt Hughes at some point. That fight has to happen regardless (of what happens against GSP). Too much has been done and said. Some guys win some fights and they become assholes. I’m no different for better or worse. But Matt Hughes brings out the worst in me. He is mentally challenged. I haven’t read his book. People said it makes him sound like a dickhead. That’s not surprising. He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Serra On His First Fight With Georges St. Pierre.
People love GSP, but you can’t deny what I have done. You have Matt Hughes saying it was a lucky punch, but he’s a retard. Georges was supposed to be the new MMA god; the guy on the Wheaties box.. As far as everyone was concerned, I was just a little Italian guy that got lucky. It wasn’t one punch.I got the better of every exchange. I had a gameplan and it was my night. People will say what they want to say. I haven’t lost any sleep over it. What can they say anyway? That I didn’t dominate that fight? It doesn’t matter. Critics can’t get into the cage with you unless they are in your head. Look, when I get (to Montreal’s Bell Centre), I know (the fans) are going to be against me. That’s Ok. I already have my family and friends, I could use a few enemies. So boo me. Boo me you drunks!
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