There’s a video on YouTube of Pitmaster John Hackleman talking about Glover Teixeira on the Joe Rogan Experience. Keep in mind this is the same genius that taught Chuck Liddell how to be the hardest hitter in the history of the UFC. He’s also been training Glover Teixeira to garner a 20-0 streak in MMA and Hackleman said that with the immensity that Chuck Liddell used to hit with in the UFC, Glover Teixeira hits harder. Just think about that for a minute before you say Teixeira has no chance against Jon Jones.
As far as takedown defense — guess who ranked #5 all-time in the UFC? That’s right, The Iceman — and Hackleman (along with 10th Planet’s Scottie Epstein) taught him most of that. While we’re on the topic of takedown defense, according to FightMetric, Mirko Cro Cop leads the UFC in the greatest takedown defense that was ever seen in the promotion. See folks, Pride Never Die.
Glover appeared on Inside MMA to discuss his upcoming fight with Jon Jones at UFC 172 and it’s becoming very clear that he’s absolutely certain he will knockout the UFC light heavyweight champion.
Still not convinced? Watch this highlight reel we grabbed off the internet of Teixeira doing what Teixeira does. Props to Systemrecords for the +100 news tip.