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Matt Serra – UFC Hall of Famer, Model Citizen? Ex-champ subdues rowdy customer before HOF induction

Throughout his career, Matt Serra did whatever it took to protect himself from his opponents. He has taught the same methods he used to several of the fighters he is currently coaching. Who knew he would end up using said moves outside of the cage?

A day before he was scheduled to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, Serra had his hands full. While at dinner, Serra had to handle a fan that was described as being drunk and rude. East Meadow, NY’s own stated in an Instagram video that the man in question was harassing the waiters and waitresses around him. So, he did what any normal person would do: he took control of the situation.

It appears this was an easier fight compared to the ones he’s had his entire career. After calmingly telling the man to relax while still mounted on top of him, Serra let the man go. Security handled the rest. Even with the man threatening to beat him up, Serra was laughing it up.

Winning The Ultimate Fighter in 2006, the then 9-4 Serra went on to face Georges St-Pierre at UFC 69 for the UFC Welterweight Title. In one of the most incredible upsets in UFC history, Serra beat the champion via TKO in round one. This… was nothing like that fight. It does show the side of Serra that many family and friends are accustomed to.

The UFC Hall of Fame ceremony takes place tonight (July 5) in Las Vegas. He is set to be inducted with another pioneer in the industry, Ronda Rousey.

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