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Matt Serra Talks Feeling “Hurt” by Aljamain Sterling UFC 259 Snub

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UFC legend and former Welterweight Champion Matt Serra recently discussed his absence from UFC 259. It was believed that Serra would once again be in the corner of now Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling. Matt Serra made the comments during the most recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast.

‘So when I talked to him, we talked a little bit about sparring partners and this and that” Matt Serra began. “So I understand if it’s about that, I understand. But then I’m watching (UFC 259) and I have nothing against Eric Nicksick, he’s a nice guy and it’s not his fault Aljo went there, but it’s like, hey man, you’re gonna have some guy you been working with for three months and I’ve been with you for seven years? If that’s what you want then I understand.”

Matt Serra on Sterling Snub

‘But this is the thing” Serra continued. “Now, this is no longer this thing of ours with mine or Longo. And that’s all, we did this (Team Serra ’“ Longo) with the intention of guys reaching their goals. But you can’t help but feel disrespected. From the time this guy got into the UFC, you can point to one time I missed a sparing session in seven years. I got a family, but you train, you go, and you do it proudly because you’re backing up your guy. It’s our guy vs. another savage that’s what it is.”

‘I’m not going to lie to you, I was a little hurt. And I love everyone involved, but you gotta know when people make choices there are consequences.’

credit to MMANews for the transcription

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