Matt Serra Announces Retirement…Kind Of

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The question ‘Is Matt Serra walking away from the octagon for good?’ has been unanswered until now.

Matt Serra discussed his thoughts of competing in the UFC, and his thoughts on if he will ever compete again in the octagon:

“I really think I’m walking away. I’m going to be 39, I just had my rib taken out. I’m having my third kid. My schools are doing well. What am I doing, looking for another pay day? It’s not really for that. I mean, it doesn’t stink, but it’s not really for that. Am I still trying to hold on for the glory? Glory is a drug, dude. I’m telling you, that’s the problem. It really is. I know why guys can’t walk away. I absolutely get it. An aging fighter? You know, it’s like an aging stripper, but not as funny. Not a lot of people want to see that.”

Matt Serra started off his UFC career as a lightweight. At UFC 31, Serra was able to knock out Shonie Carter by a highlight reeling spinning back fist.

He also competed in season 4 of The Ultimate Fighter, also known as “The Comeback Season.” He was able to win the whole tournament by defeating Chris Lytle by split decision. His victory earned him a title shot against welterweight champion Georges St Pierre.

Not many people gave Serra a chance against St Pierre at UFC 69. Not only did Serra pull off the upset, but he was able to knock out Georges 5:25 into round 1.

Matt Serra has surely left a legacy during his time in the UFC. His career inspiring moment of being called UFC welterweight champion helped define his legacy. If he decides to retire, he will be greatly missed.

  • number5

    It was actually Matt who was knocked out by Shonie Carters spinning back fist. I’ve always been a Matt Serra fan, sorry to hear he is retiring.