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Before He Fought Georges St-Pierre, UFC's Matt Serra Fought in the Small Time

UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra will fight Georges St-Pierre at UFC 83 this month in a bout that will get hundreds of thousands of pay-per-view buys. But in a sign of how far he has come, take a look at just how small time this 2000 fight featuring Serra was:

From fights in dimly lit VFW halls to selling out the Bell Centre in Montreal. Serra has come a long way.

And while we're on the subject of old-school Serra fights, I didn't realize ESPN had ever televised mixed martial arts until I stumbled upon this YouTube of an MMA match featuring Serra from several years ago. Some nice color commentary there by Frank Shamrock, back when ESPN2 was espn2 -- all lower case -- and they were trying to be "hip" and "edgy" and appeal to young people. Good times.

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