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  • 11-25-2007, 08:42 PM
    DFD149
    I don't think it mattered. His fighters figured out to breathe during the fight even without him yelling it at them for 10 minutes.

    Breeeeeeeeathe Drago!
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  • 11-25-2007, 06:57 AM
    Shogun
    He SHOULD have cornered his fighters. He didn't HAVE to, but hey...
  • 11-25-2007, 01:37 AM
    sandywh
    I wouldn't buy into the editing of that show. I'm sure Serra coached all four fighters as much as they wanted.

    Had I been in Matt Serra's same position, I wouldn't have cornered them either. He knows his guys strengths and weaknesses and would have had a major hand in assisting them had he been in the corner. Although it was not "professional" in the sence that you guys are using it, it was the honorable thing to do. The guys had to fight fight each other, but in the same situation, in a real UFC fight, would / could you see Couture or Greg Jackson cornering against one of their own?

    Its real easy to come on that show and cash a check (ala Shamrock & Hughes), but investing in these kids futures and lives , like apparently Serra has makes it all that much more different. I'd bet that 5 years from now, noone on Matt Hughes team will be in contact with each other or their coaches, but I wouldn't be suprised to see several of Serra's fighters hanging out with Serra or even training with him down the road. And that's why Matt Serra makes for one of the better guys in the business.
  • 11-25-2007, 12:54 AM
    terriblet
    Quote Originally Posted by Noob
    Eh. I see this as not being that big of an issue. It would probably have been more professional of Serra to corner his guy, but he didn't want to and that's that.
    I'll co-sign 2 that.I don't think it was that big a deal because he knew what the outcome of each fight was going 2 B N E way,& like U said,it might have been more professional 2 have cornered his guys,but they're kool w/ it so why should N E body else B upset if they're not?????
  • 11-24-2007, 03:35 PM
    Ramma
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtySis
    Bottom line if he wasnt going to corner either fighter he shouldnt have coached 1 fighter and not the other. To give mad tips to george and arroyo was very unprofesional if he wasnt "in either corner"
    Yeah, well, that is the two-faced part of it. Saying I won't be in either corner but giving 2 guys tips is two-faced and lying..
  • 11-24-2007, 10:40 AM
    TheDirtySis
    Bottom line if he wasnt going to corner either fighter he shouldnt have coached 1 fighter and not the other. To give mad tips to george and arroyo was very unprofesional if he wasnt "in either corner"
  • 11-24-2007, 08:42 AM
    Noob
    Eh. I see this as not being that big of an issue. It would probably have been more professional of Serra to corner his guy, but he didn't want to and that's that.
  • 11-23-2007, 11:07 PM
    Ramma
    I think there is no question that it was unprofessional. But, whats done is done.. I don't think the results of the fights would be any different
  • 11-23-2007, 09:33 PM
    Piz
    I think he was. The point is, there are no teams, and thats it! Get used to it! From watching past TUF's, Serra should have known this from the beggining! If your going to give-in to your emotion's, then you should not be a coach, point blank!
  • 11-23-2007, 07:02 PM
    Krazikarl
    I think that Hughes was actually right when he said it was unprofessional of Serra not to do it. Professionals go out and do their job and dont let those kind of feelings get in the way of their jobs. Many of these guys are friends with the guys they have to fight, but they understand that they have to be pros and go out and do their job. Serra needs to realize that his job is to coach and corner these guys, so he needs to go out and do that even if he doesnt like some aspects of how the competition is set up. We would have a huge problem if some guy refused to do his job and fight somebody just because they were bunkmates in the house, so we should have a huge problem with Serra not coaching people and doing his job.
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