Matt Serra is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to show he is serious about training and fighting Matt Hughes again.
“I like my pasta, but I’ll put it down for the fight,” said Serra, during an interview on UFC Tonight Wednesday. “I don’t need anyone to make a name off me. I like a legit grudge match between two old champions.”
Serra, who stunned Georges St-Pierre in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history to become welterweight champion, was brought into talk of rekindling his feud with Hughes on Twitter recently.
“The funny thing is I’m the victim here,” Serra said. “There’s a girl on Twitter talking about a grappling match against Hughes. Then Hughes mentioned it. I said if we’re going to do it, I want to hit the guy.
“He says I have to lose weight. Look, I’m a ninja turtle. I’m at my school and I’m training six days a week.”
UFC president Dana White doesn’t think the two former champions fighting again is something that needs to happen, but Serra wants it – and wants a stipulation put in.
“I’ll fight him for his job,” said Serra of Hughes, who is the VP of athlete development. “What does he do? Who’s going to talk to that guy if he has a problem?”
Serra added that if he was in charge of athlete development, Georges St-Pierre would “still be fighting.”