Matt Serra: 'Life is short -- and so am I'

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And "The Terror" tells ESPN.com that his rematch with Chris Lytle at UFC 119 won't be any easier than it was the first time around:

"Last time it was two guys fighting not to lose, and this time it's two guys looking to take each other out. And I'll tell you something: Not only is he fighting in a rematch in a fight where he lost a very close decision with a lot on the line, but he's fighting in his hometown, in front of everybody he's ever known from his family on. He's going to want to make a statement ... You know, we're both durable veterans that are well-rounded. We're both not easy to get out of there. I know he's thinking the same thing as me, if he's able to take me out, that'll say something. And I'll tell you right now, there's nothing I want more, either ... To me, it's all about the journey. The glass is always half full for me. Life is short and so am I."

"Lights Out" has a chance to avenge his 2006 loss against the stocky-and-cocky New Yawker, who may fight sporadically but still has enough power to drop anyone in his division (See St. Pierre, Georges). Serra was last seen putting Frank Trigg to sleep at UFC 109 back in February, but can he stay competitive with his part-time fight schedule? Or will the resurgent Chris Lytle, winner of three straight, send him back to Long Island for good? Predictions?

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