When the UFC announced in December 2006 that they'd signed Mirko Cro Cop, everyone's imagination started racing. Real, actual, dream fights were on the horizon. They never came.
Matt Serra was a fat lightweight. He was a UFC washout. He wasn't some unknown with the chance of a life tiem. He was incredibly, painfully known, everyone knew he didn't have a chance, and that made him winning all the more incredible.