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  • 05-28-2013, 04:08 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Matt Serra talks UFC retirement, says 'high' from fighting keeps 'real warriors' around longer than they should - MMAmania.com
    He explained during his recent appearance on "The MMA Hour:"

    "Let me tell you. It was always the plan to do one more at least. But, you don't want to just do it to do it. Like, if I watch UFC and I see something, I'm like, ‘Fuck man, I miss that.' The feeling is, like you see all of these guys, well some, not all of these guys, especially like the real warriors man, they stick around a lot of time longer than they should. It's not even about the attention, it's not about that. It's that feeling of fighting in there. It's really something man. That's why I think fighters, you know, post-fighting they turn to drugs and they turn to this and turn to that because they are missing something. They need that high, you know what I mean? It's such a high. Like when you win or have a battle in there, or whatever."

    His decision to walk away from the sport seemingly popped out of nowhere, revealing that he never had a timetable for his final decision, saying it was through a casual talk with a friend at Newsday that resulted in the impromptu announcement :

    "I was talking to my buddy Mark and he wanted to do a story about how I was feeling and that the word was out about my health. So it started with me and him just bullshitting because I know the guy, and then it turned into kind of like my retirement piece. And it's cool, listen, it's all good because I meant everything I said and, you know, it's not like I set out to do that. It wasn't my mission that day to wake up and say, ‘You know what, today I walk away."

    Serra recently underwent rib surgery after it was discovered he was suffering form thoracic outlet syndrome -- a "disorder Matt describes as "weird" -- in which his collarbone and his first rib was compressing a vein restricting blood flow to his biceps and other areas of his body.
  • 05-23-2013, 07:50 AM
    Fe1
    Gonna miss him
  • 05-23-2013, 02:34 AM
    CapCee
    One of my all time favorites. Sad news for me. I wanted ONE more fight for him.
  • 05-23-2013, 02:27 AM
    K1NG P3NN
    Always enjoyed Serra, and hope he can fulfill his dream of fighting in MSG. Good way to go out.
  • 05-22-2013, 10:23 PM
    lwbrewer
    Never a fan of Serra's but wish him luck in his future.
  • 05-22-2013, 09:59 PM
    m1ckeykn0x
    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    $200+. Not a lot by Mickey Knox standards, but it was a good chuck of change for me at the time. I took the winnings from picking Kos over Diego on the under card and poured it on Serra. I was screaming for Big John to stop the fight as soon as GSP hit the canvas.
    Hahaha, hey, $100 is a good win to me. That is a great win in itself to brag about regardless of the prize.
  • 05-22-2013, 09:50 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyKnox View Post
    How much?
    $200+. Not a lot by Mickey Knox standards, but it was a good chuck of change for me at the time. I took the winnings from picking Kos over Diego on the under card and poured it on Serra. I was screaming for Big John to stop the fight as soon as GSP hit the canvas.
  • 05-22-2013, 09:45 PM
    Repenter
    ha, weren't there like 13/1 odds on that or something?
  • 05-22-2013, 09:41 PM
    m1ckeykn0x
    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    As much money as he won me beating GSP, I'll always be a fan.
    How much?
  • 05-22-2013, 09:18 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    As much money as he won me beating GSP, I'll always be a fan.
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