Checked in with Matt Serra late last week. Was curious to see how the East Meadow native has been doing of late.
Sure, we haven't seen Serra fight in more than a year -- a unanimous decision loss to Chris Lytle on Sept. 25, 2010. And at age 37, it's hard to see where the former UFC welterweight champion fits in the 170-pound division both now and in the future.
Serra said he's not done fighting though. He's not ready to put the gloves on the wall and focus solely on his two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies just yet. (By the way, his newly expanded BJJ school in East Meadow should be open in early November near Tri-County Flea Market on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown.)
"I don't think I'm done," Serra said. "I got some stuff left in the basement, like Rocky Balboa said."
Serra (17-7) is 1-3 in his last four fights, but he remains the only man in the world to knock out Georges St-Pierre in a professional fight.
In the meantime, Serra is helping train Baldwin's Chris Weidman for his next bout at UFC 139 in San Jose on Nov. 19.