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5 Things You Might Not Know About Matt Serra

Matt Serra will always have his moment in the sun. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder and author of perhaps the most stunning upset in mixed martial arts history, Serra retired from the sport in 2013. He closed the book on his 18-fight career with an 11-7 record that included victories over Frank Trigg, Ivan Menjivar, Jeff Curran, Yves Edwards and the incomparable Georges St. Pierre. The New York native last appeared at UFC 119, where he dropped a unanimous decision to Chris Lytle in their Sept. 25, 2010 rematch.
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Sterling Answers If Matt Serra Will Be In Corner At UFC 267 After Fallout

UFC bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling has provided an update on his relationship with coach Matt Serra following their much-publicized falling out earlier this year. The duo’s relationship hit troubled waters after Sterling’s decision to exclude Serra from his corner for his championship bout with Petr Yan in March. Instead of his coach of seven years, “The Funk Master” was cornered by Eric Nicksick, who had trained Sterling for the previous three months while he prepared in Las Vegas.
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Matt Serra Not Interested Having Dillashaw As A Guest On UFC Unfiltered

Don’t expect to see T.J. Dillashaw return to UFC Unfiltered anytime soon. Dillashaw is set to return to action for the first time since January 2019. He was vying for “Champ-Champ” status against Henry Cejudo, who was the UFC flyweight champion at the time. Dillashaw held the bantamweight gold. In...
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Goldberg Attends UFC 262, Puts Matt Serra in Headlock (Pics)

Goldberg showed up at UFC 262 and was seen on camera showing off with UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra. The WWE Hall of Famer was at the show and clowned around with Serra, putting him in a joking headlock. You can see pics and video of him in attendance and with Serra below.
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Video: Matt Serra gives update on Aljamain Sterling corner snub

Sterling recently competed for his first UFC championship against then-champion, Petr Yan at UFC 259. His corner consisted of a very familiar face in longtime Serra-Longo Fight Team coach, Ray Longo, but saw a new addition in Xtreme Couture coach Eric Nicksick, who Sterling worked with while out in Las Vegas.
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Pic: Aljamain Sterling posts unexpected update following Matt Serra fallout at UFC 259

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight titleholder Aljamain Sterling is all smiles this week, posing with a belt he won by disqualification and standing arm-in-arm with a coach he left high and dry ahead of UFC 259. “In this together no matter what!” the champ wrote on Twitter. Sterling, 31, defeated...
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(Video) Matt Serra Reconciles With Aljamain Sterling, Sends Message To Petr Yan

Matt Serra might have been left out of Aljamain Sterling’s corner at UFC 259, but he is still in the champ’s corner in life. There has been quite a run of controversies for Sterling, who became the first fighter ever to win a UFC belt via a disqualification. After an illegal knee was shot from Petr Yan, another series of shots would come for Sterling post-fight of UFC 259..
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Photo | Aljamain Sterling and Matt Serra reconcile following corner dispute at UFC 259

Aljamain Sterling and Matt Serra appear to be on good terms. In the lead-up to UFC 259, Sterling was training at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas and added Eric Nicksick to his corner. With the addition of Nicksick, Serra was removed from the corner, and the former welterweight champion admitted he was very upset by the news. The former UFC welterweight champion also announced his retirement from cornering fighters which caused a ton of backlash on Sterling, who was already feeling the heat following the illegal knee DQ finish in the Petr Yan fight at UFC 259.
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Video: Matt Serra reunites with Aljamain Sterling, vows to help in title defense against Petr Yan

Aljamain Sterling has one less beef to worry about. Following a week in which he became the first UFC champion to win a title by disqualification, Sterling found himself publicly fending off all manner of critics in the aftermath of his fight with Petr Yan at UFC 259. Yan was disqualified after landing an illegal knee on a grounded Sterling in the fourth round, resulting in him forfeiting his belt.
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Matt Serra & Aljamain Sterling Show United Front After UFC 259 Fallout

Days after Matt Serra expressed that he felt hurt and disrespected by long-time pupil Aljamain Sterling, the pair have now affirmed that their relationship remains strong. Aljamain Sterling took part in the biggest fight of his career at UFC 259 when he challenged Petr Yan for the bantamweight title. One figure conspicuous by his absence was Matt Serra, someone who has been a mainstay in Sterling’s corner for the entirety of The Funkmaster’s UFC career. This decision was evidently made unilaterally by Sterling because Serra later stated on his UFC Unfiltered podcast that he felt blindsided by being excluded from the Sterling corner.
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Matt Serra retires as cornerman after feeling ‘a little disrespected’ by Aljamain Sterling’s UFC 259 snub

Left out of Aljamain Sterling’s corner at UFC 259, former welterweight champion Matt Serra has decided to remove himself from the equation altogether. Serra on Tuesday said he is going to “retire” as a cornerman and will no longer be working with Sterling as an official corner person, though he’ll support the new champion on his journey forward.
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Matt Serra felt “disrespected” and “hurt” Aljamain Sterling didn’t want him in his corner at UFC 259, announces retirement from cornering

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra said he felt “disrespected” that Aljamain Sterling didn’t want to have him in his corner at UFC 259. Sterling fought Petr Yan for the UFC bantamweight title this past weekend and won it via fourth-round DQ when Yan made the bonehead mistake of illegally kneeing a downed opponent. In Sterling’s corner for that fight was his longtime coach Ray Longo and Xtreme Couture’s Eric Nicksick. Sterling grew up training with Team Serra – Longo on Long Island, but he recently started doing more training in Las Vegas. So when it came time to picking his cornerman for his title fight with Yan, Sterling had to make a choice, and he chose to leave Serra out of his corner instead of taking his longtime coach on the title journey.
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Matt Serra Feels “Hurt” & “Disrespected” By Sterling’s UFC 259 Snub

Former UFC champion and Aljamain Sterling’s coach Matt Serra can’t help but feel disappointed and even a bit betrayed by being excluded from his star pupil’s corner at UFC 259. The night of March 6, 2021 will go down as a night Aljamain Sterling will never forget. On this night,...
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Matt Serra says he's retiring from cornering fighters

One of the most distinct voices in UFC history was absent last Saturday night from a place we’ve grown accustomed to hearing it. Matt Serra was not in Aljamain Sterling’s corner for his bantamweight title fight against Petr Yan at UFC 259. "I’m upset that I wasn’t in the corner,"...
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Matt Serra thinks Aljamain Sterling ‘could be the Jon Jones’ of the bantamweight division

Matt Serra has no doubt that Aljamain Sterling can beat Petr Yan at UFC 259 and start his reign over the bantamweight division. Sterling is hoping to spoil Yan’s initial title defense as bantamweight champ in the first of three title fights at UFC 259 this weekend. “Funk Master” has won his last five fights at 135 pounds, the most recent being a submission win against Cory Sandhagen.
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