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Colorful Long Island resident Matt "The Terror" Serra — who has competed at a blistering pace of one fight per year since 2005 — may have already booked his 2010 UFC appearance. According to MMA Fanhouse, Serra has verbally agreed to a bout in Las Vegas on February 6th. Though Serra wouldn’t confirm who his opponent will be, Fanhouse says Frank Trigg is a strong possibility. Which makes sense, since they’re both in their mid-30s and coming off losses and not really factors in the division anymore. The loser of that fight would probably be retired by Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, while the winner would pretty much have to take a rematch with Matt Hughes, considering that Hughes doesn’t have any better ideas.
And that would suit Serra just fine. Since his decision loss to Hughes at UFC 98, Serra has spent his days working on his new 8,300 square-foot MMA gym ("it’s going to be the best one on Long Island, that’s for sure") and stewing over his last defeat:
Was it a decisive victory for Hughes? Not really. Should we be forced to sit through it again? Absolutely not. Best-case scenario: Serra beats Trigg, Phil Baroni beats Amir Sadollah at #106, and the UFC’s first New York show at Madison Square Garden features Serra vs. Baroni for Guido Champion of the World. Ohhhhh!