Matt Serra at UFC 53

Matt Serra at UFC 53

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra is still a very busy man. With a brand new daughter and another location of Serra BJJ opening up soon, he barely has time to make the sauce for his wife’s pasta.

One thing he’s not too busy for, is to weigh in on the recent issues of performance enhancing drugs that have plagued all sports, but particularly MMA, of late. When asked his thoughts on the subject, Serra had several things to say.

“It’s wrong man, it’s really wrong. Let me tell you something. I got to the title without doing anything. I didn’t use anything,” Serra commented. “Me and BJ Penn are in that small percentage that don’t do (expletive). There’s a lot of guys that are considered legends, and they’re doing the GH and doing this and that, and it’s obvious, it’s freaking obvious.”

Serra points out that the danger of performance enhancing drugs can lead to serious injury, as well as simply giving fighters an unfair advantage in a fight.

“It’s one thing if you’re fighting for an hour, but you got 15 minutes in there. There’s certain teams out there that look like they got a freaking chemist assigned to them,” said Serra. “It’s not that I want to judge anybody, but hey man, I’m fighting these people. Next thing you know you’re in there fighting a guy with unlimited energy that looks like a He-Man figure. I don’t give a (expletive) if it’s happening in baseball, but when a guy can kick your head off, someone can get hurt. There’s a chance for serious bodily harm.”

Serra’s Career and Weight

While he doesn’t currently have a bout set up for the immediate future, Serra claims he’s not done fighting yet, despite the chemistry going on in the sport.

“I’m like herpes. I’m not going anywhere,” Serra said. “Like Rocky 6, I’ve still got some (expletive) in the basement.”

On the subject of his weight, he says he’s currently on the wrong side of 200 pounds, but that he loses weight easily. UFC president Dana White even took a jab at Serra’s heavier set self at the UFC 133 post fight press conference when speaking about his student, Costas Philippou, training with a heavyweight.

He says he needs three months, solid, to prepare for a fight, and if the right offer comes along, he’d be ready, possibly by December. Questioning about opponents he’d be interested in fighting led to some discussion of Brian Ebersole.

Serra commented that he heard Ebersole was interested in fighting him, and it’s a fight he’d happily accept.

“I think that would be an interesting fight because the guy does freaking cartwheels in there. It’ll be a freak show,” Serra stated. “The guy is six-foot-one so I might be below his arrow.”

Matt closed by giving his thoughts on the upcoming bout between Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz. He feels that St-Pierre won’t be able to match Diaz’s striking or jiu-jitsu, and said that the only way he saw GSP winning is with takedowns and wrestling.

To hear the full interview check out MMAWeekly.com content partner TapouT Radio’s interview with Matt Serra (@MattSerraUFC)

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