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It’s Always a Party When You’re Talking to Matt Serra

So you think you’re just going to stroll down to Renzo Gracie‘s gym, stick a microphone in Matt Serra‘s face, and do some boilerplate interview about how training’s been going, what he expects in the fight, blah, blah, blah for four minutes?  Naw, son.  "The Terra" don’t play that.  Strap in, you mamaluke, because you’re in for fifteen minutes of hilarity.  In this talk with Ariel Helwani, Serra discusses his beef with Matt Hughes, his upcoming showdown with Frank Trigg, the second fight with GSP (where, he seems convinced, Helwani was booing him), and how disappointing it is that you can’t buy one of those Triggonomics shirts anymore. 

This freaking guy, you know what I’m saying?  Forget about it.  There’s not a more entertaining interview in all of MMA. 

The oddest part seems to be Serra’s fixation on "Fox News Fight Game" host Mike Straka.  Apropos of nothing, Serra blurts out at the 8:10 mark, "Straka wears lifts."  Not that it would be surprising in the least, but one can’t help but wonder, how did he come by this information?  Is it true?  If it is true, what does Straka do when he meets a woman while wearing his lifts, and then is forced to drop down four inches when the relationship inevitably progresses to the take-your-shoes-off-so-we-can-have-sex stage?  Do you think he constantly finds excuses to keep them on?  If so, do you think those excuses get really, really weird after a few months?

All good questions, some of which are answered after the jump, and some of which we’ll just have to wonder about.


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Randy Pan- January 22, 2010 at 11:38 pm
He and Sean Sherk should fight at 170, with Miragliotta as ref. It would be funny looking.
robthom- January 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm
Serra has always been funny as fuck IMO.
Baroni is funny too but Serra would run circles around him.

New Yawk fighters definitely have the wit and sarcasm down. Hopefully Bones will be the first guy to prove that they can actually make a good MMA fighter too.
:)
NateGetsIrate- January 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm
When Jay Leno is finally ready to give up the Tonight Show for real, he should screw Conan out of it again and give it to The Terra!
just some dong- January 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm
Serra v. Baroni would be pretty sweet. Wonder which dood would be the best evah.


VadersAsthmaMeds- January 22, 2010 at 11:39 am
Serra's next opponent = Frank Trigg. Might as well be my dad, and he's pushing 70. Trigg's career is over. Best thing that mook could do was trashtalk before a fight. Then, inevitably, he'd either get choked out or knocked out. Either way, he was outtathere.

Joe Riggs was the same. Talk a lot of shit and them BLAM, it's lights out. Point being, Trigg is about as relevant as Ken Shamrock was the last time he fought Tito. Or, as relevant as Tito is today.
And by that I mean, not at all.

Looks like DW and Joe Silva floated a freebie out to Serra since they still feel bad for him after what GSP did to his ribcage the last time they got together to 'settle their differences.' It's up to Serra to prove that he is still a relevant in the UFC post-Trigg.
imakeutap- January 22, 2010 at 11:16 am
i wish i could go train with renzo and matt, would be dope
imakeutap- January 22, 2010 at 11:15 am
oh cool let me try fu-fu-fu fugoot about eet

oh jeez i suck
mma_mich- January 22, 2010 at 9:59 am
Ben, Ben, Ben - it's not "Forget about it," it's "Fuhgeddaboudit."

(I can say that - I'm from Brooklyn.)
Tact- January 22, 2010 at 9:48 am
LMFAO.

"If I took my shirt off you would be in awe, you and your lifts."
mthomas- January 22, 2010 at 9:32 am
The best part of this interview is when Renzo calls Serra "my little guido" at the 5:15 mark.
ScarTissue- January 22, 2010 at 9:12 am
The Straka wearing lifts thing reminds me of that Seinfeld episode with the midgets. "Everybody knows you're heightening Straka."

The flash video player Fanhouse uses is garbage. Stutters, and quit playing the video on me twice.
agentsmith- January 22, 2010 at 8:56 am
I'd love to see Serra vs Baroni. IT'S A GUIDO-OFF!
molky brothers- January 22, 2010 at 8:45 am
I like Serra and I like Helwani.
Sabado Gigante- January 22, 2010 at 8:16 am
I liked Matt Serra in Avatar... Wait
whambamthankyoumam- January 22, 2010 at 8:09 am
This guy sucks
busted_cranium- January 22, 2010 at 8:07 am
Serra seems like one of the few sports personalities out there that one could approach at the drop of a hat and he'd be willing to shoot the shit about whatever topic arose. I'd love to have a beer with the guy.
GetUpAndKill- January 22, 2010 at 7:59 am
He calls Matt his little guinea!! LOLs
GetUpAndKill- January 22, 2010 at 7:52 am
Told you Serra will be having a coronary over the Hughes vs. Gracie fight...
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