Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra, is still a very busy man. With a brand new daughter and another location of Serra BJJ opening up soon, he barely has time to make the sauce for his wife’s pasta. One thing he’s not too busy for, is to weigh in on the recent issues of performance enhancing drugs that have plagued all sports, but particularly MMA, of late.
When asked his thoughts on the subject, Serra had several things to say:
“It’s wrong man, it’s really wrong. Let me tell you something. I got to the title without doing anything. I didn’t use anything. Me and BJ Penn are in that small percentage that don’t do sh*t. There’s a lot of guys that are considered legends, and they’re doing the GH and doing this and that, and it’s obvious, it’s freaking obvious.”
Serra went on to say,
“It’s one thing if you’re fighting for an hour, but you got 15 minutes in there. There’s certain teams out there that look like they got a freaking chemist assigned to them. It’s not that I want to judge anybody, but hey man, I’m fighting these people. Next thing you know you’re in there fighting a guy with unlimited energy that looks like a He Man figure. I don’t give a sh*t if it’s happening in baseball, but when a guy can kick your head off, someone can get hurt. There’s a chance for serious bodily harm”
Serra answered several questions regarding upcoming fights and his weight, and while he doesn’t have a bout set up for the immediate future, he claims he’s not done,
“I’m like herpes. I’m not going anywhere. Like Rocky 6, I’ve still got some sh*t in the basement.”
On the subject of his weight, he says he’s currently on the wrong side of 200, but that he loses weight easily. He says he needs 3 months, solid, to prepare for a fight, and if the right offer comes along, he’d be ready, possibly by December. Questioning about opponents he’d be interested in fighting led to some discussion of Brian Ebersole. Matt said that he heard Ebersole was interested in fighting him, and says,
“I think that would be an interesting fight because the guy does freaking cartwheels in there. It’ll be a freak show. The guy is 6’1 so I might be below his arrow.”
Matt closed by giving his thoughts on the St. Pierre vs. Diaz bout. He feels that Georges won’t be able to match Diaz’ striking or jiu jitsu, and said that the only way he saw GSP winning, is with takedowns and wrestling.
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You can catch the audio of this interview at TapouT Radio