Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra is involved in a bitter war of words with his opponent. Ok, so Serra talking trash isn’t groundbreaking info, but the fact he’s in a loser-leaves-town-match against Frank Trigg makes it quite intriguing.
“Frank is a dangerous guy. He’s an exciting fighter,” Serra told Sherdog.com. “I always thought that he would be an interesting guy to fight. On top of that, he just has one of those faces that you want to punch.”
Serra was last seen dropping a unanimous decision to Matt Hughes UFC 98 last May, it was his second consecutive Octagon loss. Prior to that, the 35-year-old was pounded out by reigning king Georges St-Pierre at UFC 83.
“He’s in the twilight of his career,” Trigg said of his UFC 109 opponent. “Unfortunately, when he loses to me, he’s going to realize that his days as a fighter are going to be limited. He’ll be able to go ahead and continue fighting in smaller, lesser-known organizations if he wants.
“Hopefully, he does so at 155. He’s small to begin with, but he’s definitely too small for this weight class and too small for me in this fight, as well.”
These two welterweights will battle inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, on February 6th.