Fabio MaldonadoFabio Maldonado heads into one of the toughest fights of his professional career at UFC 153. He’ll be facing Glover Teixeira. But Maldonado won’t be alone.

He’ll have an eagle on his shoulder in the form of the memory of his father, whom Maldonado holds very close to his heart. In fact, he has a tattoo on his back that says “My Father – My Hero.”

The eight anniversary of Maldonado’s father’s death is just a week after his fight with Teixeira. That’s a very powerful motivator for any fighter to overcome, but it is something that Teixeira will have to face alongside Maldonado when they set foot in the Octagon.

Check out Fabio Maldonado’s pre-fight interview heading into UFC 153…

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Glover Teixeira vs. Patrick Cummins Heads List of UFC Sao Paulo Bouts

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 views

Glover Teixeira vs. Patrick Cummins topped the list of several announced bouts for UFC Fight Night 77 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. read news >>

Glover Teixeira vs Patrick Cummins fight to serve as UFC Fight Night 77 co-main event on Nov. 7

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 views

Glover Teixeira aimed high for his next fight to happen against Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, but Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) delivered Patrick Cummins instead. It's a 205-pound read news >>

UFC Fight Night 74 fantasy picks: 'Holloway vs. Oliveira' Kountermove preview

  • 6 days ago
  • 13 views

Max Holloway: The Kountermove gold mine. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Canada for a special Sunday (August 23, 2015) offering of mixed martial arts (MMA) action, live and free on FOX read news >>

Video: Watch UFC Fight Night 74 open workout highlights for 'Holloway vs Oliveira'

  • 5 days ago
  • 9 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads north of the border for the second time this year as the promotion brings an intriguing line up of mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts to the Sasktel Centre in S read news >>

Teixeira: 'If I can't beat Cummins, why should I bother hunting down Cormier?'

  • a day ago
  • 6 views

Glover Teixeira sees Patrick Cummins as a good opponent for his second UFC title run. Believes it's a needed challenge if he wants to stand a chance against Daniel Cormier. Glover Teixeira has his ey read news >>

Anthony Johnson Now Slated to Fight Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

Those scratching their heads at the odd pairing of Anthony Johnson and Jan Blachowicz at UFC 191 can stop worrying because the UFC has apparently had a change of heart. According to a report from ESP read news >>

Dana White: Bethe Correia 'absolutely' knew Ronda Rousey's father committed suicide before comments

  • 26 days ago
  • 135 views

Ronda Rousey is partly fueled at UFC 190 by comments Bethe Correia made about Rousey possibly killing herself if she loses. Rousey's father committed suicide when she was a child. Correia has apologi read news >>

Dana White: Correia 'absolutely' knew Rousey's father committed suicide

  • 26 days ago
  • 922 views

Dana White says Bethe Correia 'absolutely' knew about Ronda Rousey's father committing suicide before she made the suicide insult. Earlier in May, bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia may have read news >>

UFC 190 results: 'Rousey vs Correia' full play-by-play recaps for Fight Pass 'Prelims'

  • 25 days ago
  • 27 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship heads back to Brazil for the UFC 190 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 1, 2015) inside HSBC Arena, featuring a women's Bantamweight title read news >>

Saturday's UFC Fight Night 73 fight card, start times, TV and streaming info

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC returns Saturday with a light-heavyweight headliner and heads to Tennessee for UFC Fight Night 73.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>