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Friday, Jun 22, 2012

Matt Serra Heads to Team Quest to Meet Chael Sonnen

By Michael Hatamoto

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra recently headed to Oregon for a visit with Chael Sonnen at the Team Quest training facility. Sonnen is winding down his training camp ahead of a highly-anticipated rematch with Anderson Silva during their main event fight at UFC 148 on July 7.

Serra also visits Sonnen’s house and the Sonnen-owned Mean Street Pizza parlor in West Linn, Oregon.

I’ve interviewed Sonnen in the past, and without his pro wrestling-like marketing effort, he’s actually a very approachable person. I met him 2009 during the Fedor vs. Arlovski Affliction event in Anaheim, California. It was a fun conversation, especially hearing about his experience fighting Paulo Filho and Filho’s … imaginary friend in the cage.

He was more than happy to sign autographs with fans, and he chatted with people around him for quite a while before heading out.

It’s a good little video put together by the UFC ahead of Silva-Sonnen II. If Serra isn’t going to return to the octagon, I think he’d be a reliable person to call on for similar videos and marketing efforts like this one.

posted by FCF Staff @ 6:08 pm
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