Matt Serra talked to MMA Weekly about his injury:
“I wanted to work out at (Ray) Longo’s, doing the calisthenics and the pad work and at nighttime I was doing my jiu-jitsu and my wrestling. Everything went great and then they left. I was demonstrating a move. I was showing somebody something from mount and next thing you know, something felt like it clicked. I’ve never been stunned by a stun gun before, but that’s kind of what it felt like I guess.”
“My students had to help me up and I got through the shower pretty painfully. My brother had to get my socks and shoes on and then they took me home. Then, the next day, I went to the hospital, got an MRI. I’ve got two herniated discs in my lower back.”
Herniated discs don’t normally require surgery, but it all depends on the severity. My guess is that Serra will be sidelined for roughly 4-6 months, but again, that’s all speculation. I don’t blame him for pulling out of the fight if he can’t even get his shoes on. Trying to wrestle Matt Hughes would have been extremely excruciating.
Also, Serra gave his thoughts on the upcoming interim title fight between Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre:
“I almost don’t want to say anything because chances are GSP’s going to beat his ass again, like worse than the first time, and I’m fighting GSP and not him,” Serra stated. “I’d rather fight Matt for more than one reason.”
Serra’s predicting an ass whoopin’, Canadian bacon style.