Glover Teixeira Talks About

Third-ranked UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira doesn't want to make excuses regarding his unanimous-decision loss to Jon Jones in their title fight at UFC 172

Teixeira, however, offered an explanation for his lackluster performance that resulted in his first career UFC setback to MMAFighting.com's Guilherme Cruz.

That shoulder crank in the first round really hurt me. I regret letting him do that, it was a big mistake. But there’s nothing I can do about it now. After the first round, I had no punching power, and I had to push him with my left arm in the clinch, so I pretty much tired my both shoulders. I have to evolve in a lot of aspects of the fight, there’s not much to say.

Because of Jones' wicked first-round shoulder crank on Teixeira, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who's never been submitted, the 34-year-old Brazilian will need surgery to repair his torn labrum.

Regardless of the fight's lopsided outcome, Teixeira, unbeaten since 2005 prior to UFC 172, still talked about squandered opportunities against "Bones."

"I’m disappointed with the fight and the things I let him do. Some things I thought would be harder to do, like blocking his kicks and closing the distance, but it was easier than I thought. I can’t say ‘Oh, if I had the chance to close the distance and hit him.’ I had that chance."

Taking advantage of his 84.5-inch reach, Jones outstruck Teixeira, 158-65, including 138-53 in the significant strikes category, according to FightMetric.

Jones suffered his lone career loss in a disqualification against Matt Hamill in 2009. He has defended his 205-pound belt a record seven times.

Teixeira won his first five bouts in the UFC, including two by submission and two by TKO.

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

Related News

Jon Jones' situation is already bad, but it's up to UFC not to make it worse

  • 23 days ago
  • 40 views

UFC light-heavyweight Jon Jones took a bad situation and made it worse when he allegedly fled the scene of an accident that injured a pregnant woman. Now it’s up to the UFC to show that there are con read news >>

Jon Jones has first court appearance today, attorney says he wants to 'get down to training'

  • 23 days ago
  • 13 views

Jon Jones will make his first appearance in Bernalillo county court today, and his attorney spoke to the media. Embattled UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will make his first court appearance read news >>

The MMA Hour - 279 - Kevin Iole

  • 23 days ago
  • 5 views

Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole talks Jon Jones, UFC 186 and the gigantic Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match on Saturday night. read news >>

Dana White on Jon Jones: 'People make mistakes', UFC future still unclear

  • 23 days ago
  • 89 views

UFC president Dana White provides his first public comments on Jon Jones' hit-and-run case in Albuquerque. UFC president Dana White is in Albuquerque, New Mexico alongside Lorenzo Fertitta and Lawren read news >>

Michael Bisping: The UFC 'had to make an example out of Jon Jones'

  • 23 days ago
  • 12 views

When it comes to fellow UFC veteran Jon Jones, Michael Bisping believes the UFC took appropriate action was against the now-former light-heavyweight championFiled under: News, UFC read news >>

Headline Hunting: Did UFC make right call stripping Jon Jones? Morgan, Ferraro weigh in

  • 22 days ago
  • 8 views

After a dominating run at the top of the UFC’s light heavyweight division, Jon Jones is no longer a champion after being stripped of his belt. But did the UFC make the right call?Filed under: Feature read news >>

Al Bernstein talks Mayweather-Pacquiao, calls UFC's Jon Jones decision 'intriguing'

  • 22 days ago
  • 5 views

Al Bernstein has covered boxing for more than 30 years and has called some of the biggest fights in the sport’s recent history. Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

Daniel Cormier talks UFC 187: Beating Anthony Johnson -- and not Jon Jones -- won't cheapen title win

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 views

"DC" hopes to face "Bones" again one day, but defeating Anthony "Rumble" Johnson to win the UFC light heavyweight title won't make becoming a champion any less sweeter. In the fight game, title shots read news >>

UFC champ Cain Velasquez defends his camp's training practices, talks Jon Jones and Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

  • 21 days ago
  • 14 views

SBN's Luke Thomas gets the UFC heavyweight champ to open up about the controversial training practices of American Kickboxing Academy, his own injuries and those of his teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov. read news >>