|Summary:||Submissions, Aggressive Style|
|From:||Long Island, New York USA|
|Height:||5' 6" ( 167 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra sits down with Megan Olivi for an in-depth conversation about his UFC career and what it's like coaching Chris Weidman. Watch the full interview on UFC FIGHT PASS.Jul 02, 2014 2:09
Chris Weidman's longtime trainer Ray Longo talks to Megan Olivi about upsets, champions and confidence in his athletes. Watch the full video at UFC.TV/FightPass.Dec 28, 2013
Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell, Jim Miller and other UFC stars learn some soldier skills at Ft. Campbell, then teach their trade to the troops.Nov 05, 2013 4:00
While training for his UFC 119 fight versus Chris Lytle, the UFC followed Matt Serra for a video blog series that made an introduction to Chris Weidman. Six months later Weidman would join the UFC and 34 months later he would be champion.Jul 06, 2013
Training: Cardio in the morning, Sparring, Wrestling or Jiu-Jitsu in the evening.
When and why did you start training for fighting? My father was a lifelong martial artist and got me involved at an early age.
What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC Welterweight Champion, Pan Am Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gold Medalist - 1999, Worlds Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion - 1999, Abu Dhabi Qualifier Winner - 2000, Runner up Abu Dhabi Championships – 2001, TUF4 Welterweight Winner. Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie.
Do you have any heroes? My Father
What is your favorite technique? All submissions
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world to me; I was a fan since UFC 1
What was your job before you started fighting? Teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu