Known for his epic upset of Georges St-Pierre at UFC 69 in 2007 for the UFC welterweight championship, Matt Serra has still been very active in the sport and with the UFC since he last competed at UFC 119 in 2010. Working closely with Ray Longo, he’s helped bring up fighters such as current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Pete Sell, Luke Cummo and Al Iaquinta.

Serra is also well known and respected in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and spends most of his work day on the mats training the next breed of grapplers and fighters. He was a finalist in the 2001 ADCC World Championships and has submission grappling wins over Takanori Gomi, Jean Jacques Machado and Leonardo Silva Dos Santos.

Still residing in Long Island, Serra currently operates several schools in the area. The itch to get back in the cage is gone for now, but he hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of competing in grappling, although the urge isn’t there at the moment.

The MMA Corner’s Justin Fuller caught up with Serra at the World MMA Expo in New York City, where he was helping to coach competitors in the ADCC America Federation Nationals tournament and working with sponsors at the Expo.

Watch the video interview above to find out Serra’s picks for UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs. Brown, hear him reminisce about his past fights, his plans for the future and to find out where you can learn about when and where he’s training.