Dana White Wants Glover Teixeira to Fight a ‘Top Guy’ Before Considering a UFC Title Shot

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grappler0000
10/14/12 11:36:24AM
UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira may have only had two fights inside the Octagon, but company president Dana White has already been impressed with what he has seen thus far from the Brazilian.

Teixeira made his UFC debut at UFC 146 in May, where he choked out Kyle Kingsbury in the second round. He followed that up with a TKO stoppage on Saturday night against fellow Brazilian Fabio Maldonado at UFC 153 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...

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george112
10/14/12 11:45:11AM
Today is a special day.....me and Dana seem to be agreeing about everything

airkerma
10/14/12 11:54:14AM
Rashad or winner of Shogun/Gus. Good way to fast track him to a title shot to keep the division moving and the contenders fresh.
kingsmasher
10/14/12 12:02:30PM
Could not agree more...I personally think someone who is fast and can wrestle will beat Glover....Rashad Evans
ghandikush
10/14/12 12:15:39PM

Posted by kingsmasher

Could not agree more...I personally think someone who is fast and can wrestle will beat Glover....Rashad Evans



This, except Gustaffson will also beat the shit out of Teixeira. Dont get your hopes up guys, 5-0 Melvin Guillard is still just Melvin Guillard.

Lets see Glover gas like that against Mr Wonderful after a single round. He would be teabagged into submission.
Manak
10/14/12 1:21:27PM
Gotta love Teixeira. He is a gamer and comes to fight. He wants to finish fights and goes balls to the walls to try... glover vs shogun might be more of a slugfest than shogun/hendo
ghandikush
10/14/12 1:36:26PM

Posted by Manak

Gotta love Teixeira. He is a gamer and comes to fight. He wants to finish fights and goes balls to the walls to try... glover vs shogun might be more of a slugfest than shogun/hendo



Makes me feel tickly
sbulldavid
10/14/12 1:47:19PM
Yeah I hope Shogun shows up at his best and gets past Gustaffson, and we get to see a healthy Shogun fight Glover, I still think Shogun wins a five rounder, but I don't think he has that fire anymore.
BuffaloDave
10/14/12 1:58:06PM

Posted by airkerma

Rashad or winner of Shogun/Gus. Good way to fast track him to a title shot to keep the division moving and the contenders fresh.



This!!

Part of me still wants to see him fight Rampage too.
grappler0000
10/14/12 2:34:36PM

Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by airkerma

Rashad or winner of Shogun/Gus. Good way to fast track him to a title shot to keep the division moving and the contenders fresh.



This!!

Part of me still wants to see him fight Rampage too.



Save Rampage for Manuwa
FastKnockout
10/14/12 2:55:51PM
I think so too, Dana. Too bad all the top guys are turning him down!
tmas
10/14/12 3:07:57PM
his chin is a little suspect that may be his one weakness a fast guy could hit him enough times before he can react.
ghandikush
10/14/12 3:12:51PM

Posted by tmas

his chin is a little suspect that may be his one weakness a fast guy could hit him enough times before he can react.



Check his cardio... thats why his chin gave.

People mistake pushing when tired as not being tired. He was exhausted in 1 round.
FastKnockout
10/14/12 4:10:21PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by tmas

his chin is a little suspect that may be his one weakness a fast guy could hit him enough times before he can react.



Check his cardio... thats why his chin gave.

People mistake pushing when tired as not being tired. He was exhausted in 1 round.



After throwing over 100 strikes.
Manak
10/14/12 5:14:17PM
via twitter rampage asked dana and dana said he will try to set it up
tmas
10/14/12 5:16:07PM
no i was not talking when he was tired thanks though.

Glover is a beast hope he makes it
Tyzzler
10/14/12 5:48:40PM
I think I speak for most ppl when I say that I want to see him fight Rashid Evans, barely dodged Bautista but he sounds tough!

EDIT: Since sarcasm doesn't translate worth a shit online, & before I get flamed for that post I'll just come out and blatantly say, "THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS 100%...NOT SARCASTIC, THAT SHIT'S TRUE!
tcunningham
10/14/12 5:58:56PM
rashad even would be a great fight for glover. if he was to beat rashad especially if he KO's him, there should be a title involved with the following fight. i know its a bad idea to fast track guys into title shots, but now that jones has just about cleared his division, i for one am looking to see him fight new faces. after the hendo fight there aint really anybody left.
Sir_Karl
10/14/12 6:29:17PM

Posted by tmas

his chin is a little suspect that may be his one weakness a fast guy could hit him enough times before he can react.



His chin isn't a little suspect as you say. Fabio Maldonado has serious boxing skills which means he hits WAY HARDER than most guys in MMA. Most MMA fighters don't have proper boxing skills. They don't know how to generate real power in their punches...Maldonado knows how to generate real power. The punch he threw that SLIGHTLY stunned Teixeira was a serious punch. Most MMA guys don't know how to hit that hard. That punch that slightly stunned Teixeira would have knocked most MMA fighters out cold. Most MMA fighters throw arm punches...they aren't generating real power which comes from their hips turning, foot pivoting and proper snap etc etc. Most MMA fighters have piss poor boxing. Maldonado hits REAL hard...and that comes from proper technique. Teixeira's chin is fine. I will add this though...if Teixeira wants to get up to the top tier he will need to get away from John Hackleman's camp. I see that camp as being outdated as they haven't evolved much. I think that was one of Liddell's issues....the game progressed way past him and I feel that was because of that camp. I would like to see Teixeira go on to a better camp....and I feel if he wants to get to the top...he will need to.
sbulldavid
10/14/12 7:58:00PM

Posted by Sir_Karl


Posted by tmas

his chin is a little suspect that may be his one weakness a fast guy could hit him enough times before he can react.



His chin isn't a little suspect as you say. Fabio Maldonado has serious boxing skills which means he hits WAY HARDER than most guys in MMA. Most MMA fighters don't have proper boxing skills. They don't know how to generate real power in their punches...Maldonado knows how to generate real power. The punch he threw that SLIGHTLY stunned Teixeira was a serious punch. Most MMA guys don't know how to hit that hard. That punch that slightly stunned Teixeira would have knocked most MMA fighters out cold. Most MMA fighters throw arm punches...they aren't generating real power which comes from their hips turning, foot pivoting and proper snap etc etc. Most MMA fighters have piss poor boxing. Maldonado hits REAL hard...and that comes from proper technique. Teixeira's chin is fine. I will add this though...if Teixeira wants to get up to the top tier he will need to get away from John Hackleman's camp. I see that camp as being outdated as they haven't evolved much. I think that was one of Liddell's issues....the game progressed way past him and I feel that was because of that camp. I would like to see Teixeira go on to a better camp....and I feel if he wants to get to the top...he will need to.




Yeah, it was odd seeing Hackelman on a PPV, I think these guys are a great starting camp, the type of camps that creates warriors, but Glover is kind of predictable and that will eventually be his undoing. You can't win with blunt force every single time and that's just the fight game, and that's why we now have GSP, Silva, it's the reality.
FastKnockout
10/14/12 8:15:54PM

Posted by Sir_Karl


Posted by tmas

his chin is a little suspect that may be his one weakness a fast guy could hit him enough times before he can react.



His chin isn't a little suspect as you say. Fabio Maldonado has serious boxing skills which means he hits WAY HARDER than most guys in MMA. Most MMA fighters don't have proper boxing skills. They don't know how to generate real power in their punches...Maldonado knows how to generate real power. The punch he threw that SLIGHTLY stunned Teixeira was a serious punch. Most MMA guys don't know how to hit that hard. That punch that slightly stunned Teixeira would have knocked most MMA fighters out cold. Most MMA fighters throw arm punches...they aren't generating real power which comes from their hips turning, foot pivoting and proper snap etc etc. Most MMA fighters have piss poor boxing. Maldonado hits REAL hard...and that comes from proper technique. Teixeira's chin is fine. I will add this though...if Teixeira wants to get up to the top tier he will need to get away from John Hackleman's camp. I see that camp as being outdated as they haven't evolved much. I think that was one of Liddell's issues....the game progressed way past him and I feel that was because of that camp. I would like to see Teixeira go on to a better camp....and I feel if he wants to get to the top...he will need to.



Chuck's chin passed him up. He practically invented the sprawl and brawl concept still used today. It's just hard to keep winning when your chin goes out. But MO Hackleman is still one of the best coaches around. It's just that his guys won't be mistaken for fighters from gyms like Jackson's.
ghandikush
10/14/12 10:53:51PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Sir_Karl


Posted by tmas

his chin is a little suspect that may be his one weakness a fast guy could hit him enough times before he can react.



His chin isn't a little suspect as you say. Fabio Maldonado has serious boxing skills which means he hits WAY HARDER than most guys in MMA. Most MMA fighters don't have proper boxing skills. They don't know how to generate real power in their punches...Maldonado knows how to generate real power. The punch he threw that SLIGHTLY stunned Teixeira was a serious punch. Most MMA guys don't know how to hit that hard. That punch that slightly stunned Teixeira would have knocked most MMA fighters out cold. Most MMA fighters throw arm punches...they aren't generating real power which comes from their hips turning, foot pivoting and proper snap etc etc. Most MMA fighters have piss poor boxing. Maldonado hits REAL hard...and that comes from proper technique. Teixeira's chin is fine. I will add this though...if Teixeira wants to get up to the top tier he will need to get away from John Hackleman's camp. I see that camp as being outdated as they haven't evolved much. I think that was one of Liddell's issues....the game progressed way past him and I feel that was because of that camp. I would like to see Teixeira go on to a better camp....and I feel if he wants to get to the top...he will need to.



Chuck's chin passed him up. He practically invented the sprawl and brawl concept still used today. It's just hard to keep winning when your chin goes out. But MO Hackleman is still one of the best coaches around. It's just that his guys won't be mistaken for fighters from gyms like Jackson's.



Look at Buenellos... Pits not elite anymore.
FastKnockout
10/14/12 11:28:52PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Sir_Karl


Posted by tmas

his chin is a little suspect that may be his one weakness a fast guy could hit him enough times before he can react.



His chin isn't a little suspect as you say. Fabio Maldonado has serious boxing skills which means he hits WAY HARDER than most guys in MMA. Most MMA fighters don't have proper boxing skills. They don't know how to generate real power in their punches...Maldonado knows how to generate real power. The punch he threw that SLIGHTLY stunned Teixeira was a serious punch. Most MMA guys don't know how to hit that hard. That punch that slightly stunned Teixeira would have knocked most MMA fighters out cold. Most MMA fighters throw arm punches...they aren't generating real power which comes from their hips turning, foot pivoting and proper snap etc etc. Most MMA fighters have piss poor boxing. Maldonado hits REAL hard...and that comes from proper technique. Teixeira's chin is fine. I will add this though...if Teixeira wants to get up to the top tier he will need to get away from John Hackleman's camp. I see that camp as being outdated as they haven't evolved much. I think that was one of Liddell's issues....the game progressed way past him and I feel that was because of that camp. I would like to see Teixeira go on to a better camp....and I feel if he wants to get to the top...he will need to.



Chuck's chin passed him up. He practically invented the sprawl and brawl concept still used today. It's just hard to keep winning when your chin goes out. But MO Hackleman is still one of the best coaches around. It's just that his guys won't be mistaken for fighters from gyms like Jackson's.



Look at Buenellos... Pits not elite anymore.



You're kidding, right? You don't think Jackson's or any of the other camps have medicore fighters? All gyms do. Can't hate on The Pit for being loyal and keeping guys around.
Bythar
10/15/12 6:05:45AM
The guy had trouble with Fabio Maldonado, and we're talking about a title shot? This strikes me as ridiculous.
BigBadAl
10/15/12 7:28:08AM

Posted by Manak

via twitter rampage asked dana and dana said he will try to set it up



Of course he did, now he has seen Glover wobbled.
bjj1605
10/15/12 9:18:48AM
I think Glover Teixeira is proof enough that The Pit is still an elite camp. Glover not only has great stand up skills, he also has great wrestling and great grappling.

Chuck Liddell didn't fade away because his skills weren't up to the task. Chuck was an aging fighter who had been in a lot of wars (and lets face it, he liked to party.) I think that a 28 year old Chuck Liddell could still beat 98-100% of the UFC LHWs today.

If you can't take a guy down and you can't stand up with him with out getting knocked out, what are you going to do?
bjj1605
10/15/12 9:21:45AM

Posted by tcunningham

rashad even would be a great fight for glover. if he was to beat rashad especially if he KO's him, there should be a title involved with the following fight. i know its a bad idea to fast track guys into title shots, but now that jones has just about cleared his division, i for one am looking to see him fight new faces. after the hendo fight there aint really anybody left.



I agree. Rashad would be a good test for him.

Glover is extremely aggressive and powerful standing and that could give Rashad problems. On the other hand, Rashad is one of the most elite wrestlers in the sport and he's a smart fighter. Rashad might be able to avoid the dangerous exchanges standing and work Glover with takedowns. Despite the announcers telling us how good Glover's conditioning is, we saw that he can get tired. Nothing makes you tired faster than fighting of takedowns and trying to get back to your feet.
kingsmasher
10/15/12 10:32:29PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by tcunningham

rashad even would be a great fight for glover. if he was to beat rashad especially if he KO's him, there should be a title involved with the following fight. i know its a bad idea to fast track guys into title shots, but now that jones has just about cleared his division, i for one am looking to see him fight new faces. after the hendo fight there aint really anybody left.



I agree. Rashad would be a good test for him.

Glover is extremely aggressive and powerful standing and that could give Rashad problems. On the other hand, Rashad is one of the most elite wrestlers in the sport and he's a smart fighter. Rashad might be able to avoid the dangerous exchanges standing and work Glover with takedowns. Despite the announcers telling us how good Glover's conditioning is, we saw that he can get tired. Nothing makes you tired faster than fighting of takedowns and trying to get back to your feet.



Basically Rashad double legs GLover the whole fight...Not even close....

Lets rememeber...Chuck basically fought Couture the only good wrestler then...but Couture really would just dirty box....


The wrestlers today Chuck would have a difficult time with...
bjj1605
10/16/12 9:40:48AM

Posted by kingsmasher



Lets rememeber...Chuck basically fought Couture the only good wrestler then...but Couture really would just dirty box....


The wrestlers today Chuck would have a difficult time with...




I think there are a few guys who might agree with your first statement. Namely, Tito Ortiz (x2) and Kevin Randleman. He also fought Rashad but wrestling didn't play a factor in that fight so maybe that's why you left it out. He also fought a lot of great grapplers who aren't wrestlers like Sobral and Monson.

It's easy to forget but Tito was a DOMINANT and EXPLOSIVE wrestler back in the day. As was Kevin Randleman (he ragdolled Fedor.)
Bubbles
10/16/12 9:50:22AM

Posted by Bythar

The guy had trouble with Fabio Maldonado, and we're talking about a title shot? This strikes me as ridiculous.


that "trouble" was because he let his guard down, Silva and Diaz style, and ate a clean punch. Aside this, Maldonado didn't offer anything significant in return