Matt Serra makes us laugh. He's a classic Long Island prankster. And he's not above talking a little smack about his opponent.

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"He's like a bad comic book character, you know, like a villain," Serra said of UFC 109 opponent Frank Trigg. "He's got the tattoos. He's big, he's bold, he's arrogant. You're going to pay me to fight this guy? Thank you. I'll smack him for nothing."

Here's the rest of the Sunday newspaper column leading up to Serra's fight at UFC 109.