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UFC 98: Matt Serra still doesn't like Matt Hughes



"The thing is this, this sport you deal with a lot of guys in this sport and most of them are cool. It’s a rarity you find an a--hole and I found one. I’m going to get paid to punch him in the mouth. I’m going to do to him what you should do to every bully and that’s not only in America but everywhere in the world. What should you do to a bully? You should punch him square in the mouth. I’m getting paid for it. So who’s got it better than me? I want to know.... I’m not an idiot. I’ll tell you I don’t like the guy because I don’t like the guy. But as a fighter I know the problems he brings to the table and I know what I got to watch out for. I know where he’s really dangerous. What do you want me to say? He’s a swell guy and I can’t wait to fight him? F--- him."

Surprise! The animosity between former champions Matt Serra and Matt Hughes is alive and well. The pair have been feuding endlessly since their stints as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 6 back in 2007. Fast forward to UFC 98 on May 23 -- the scheduled date that Serra and Hughes are expected to finally meet inside the Octagon to settle their epic grudge match -- and we're 17 months removed from the initial fireworks. That's a long time.

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