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Old May. 22nd, '13, 4:49 pm   #1
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Thumbs up Matt Serra walks away from MMA

http://www.newsday.com/sports/mixed-...-mma-1.5315512

At 39 years old and having faced recent serious injuries, the only man to KO Georges St. Pierre in the Octagon is walking away from MMA. He can't quite bring himself to use the "R" word, and if the opportunity to fight at The Garden presented itself one last time he'd likely take it.

"I know I can be beat by some of these guys, but I know I can still knock some of these guys out and be a threat on the ground," said Serra, the first American to earn a black belt under Renzo Gracie.

"I really think I'm walking away," he said. "I'm going to be 39, I just had my rib taken out. I'm having my third kid. My schools are doing well. What am I doing, looking for another pay day? It's not really for that. I mean, it doesn't stink, but it's not really for that. Am I still trying to hold on for the glory? Glory is a drug, dude. I'm telling you, that's the problem. It really is. I know why guys can't walk away. I absolutely get it."



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Old May. 22nd, '13, 4:58 pm   #2
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Considering he hasn't fought in almost 3 year, this is no surprise. Not the best career, but he'll be remembered forever as the man to KO GSP.
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