Matt Hughes and Matt Serra have waited a long time to settle the beef that has brewed between the two since their participation as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter. The two men were supposed to settle their dispute last year when Serra was forced to withdraw due to injury. During that time both men lost fights to St. Pierre and Hughes was also soundly defeated by Thiago Alves.
Those developments have taken some luster off of their once highly anticipated grudge match but I’m thinking fans will still find a way to get up for this one. Dana White first hinted a few days ago that the fight would occur over the summer and now Matt Hughes himself has confirmed a date. Below is an excerpt from the former UFC champions official blog:
“Just got a call from Joe Silva and as of right now it looks like I’ll be fighting Matt Serra in Vegas on May 23rd. This is not 100% confirmed, but I believe it is going to be on this date.”