Posted by SamPan
Posted by Webbie
Glover's a better grappler, but Rampage has a much better chin.
I keep hearing people say this - that Rampage's chin is stronger than Teixeira's. With all due respect, I don't know what this popular opinion is based on.
The shots Bader landed would have dazed any LHW... not just Teixeira. Also, Teixeira's never been KO'd while Rampage has.
I think what Bader really exposed was some holes in Teixeira's boxing defense. I see Jones getting the TKO, but I don't think Teixeira's chin will be to blame.
It's not just Glover's weak chin that presents the problem, though. It's the fact that he can't avoid punches. Glover is very slow, and when he's standing and exchanging, he gets hit a lot. Most LHWs with decent boxing likely wouldn't have even been hit by the punch that Bader landed because they would've blocked/slipped it. Bader's boxing is really nothing special. I believe someone like Rampage wouldn't have even been hit by that punch.
Everyone has their own opinion, but to me it's pretty obvious that Glover has a weak chin. He's been rocked many times, not just by Bader.