Glover Teixeira signs with UFC, targeted for early-summer debut
by Steven Marrocco and Dann Stupp on Feb 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm ET
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the signing with a source close to the fighter.
The 32-year-old Teixeira is expected to make his promotional debut in early summer, though a specific date and opponent have not been determined.
Teixeira, a 10-year pro, enters the UFC with a 15-fight and six-year win streak. His victories have come over the likes of Ricco Rodriguez, Marvin Eastman, Antonio Mendes, Daniel Tabera and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. Among his 17 career wins, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and grappling champion owns 11 knockouts and four submissions.
Back in August, prior to the victory over Eastman in his native Brazil, Teixeira told MMAjunkie.com he expected to have a visa shortly and wanted to fight in the U.S. with the UFC.
"My goal is to reach the top 10," said Teixeira, who's trained with Chuck Liddell and John Hackleman in California. "I'll fight anywhere, for any promotion, against anyone. I want to keep my rhythm going. The UFC has the best talent in the world. I want to be the best in the world. Because of that, the UFC is my first choice, my dream."
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Also from Anderson's Twitter:
I like the idea, now we just need some decent judges.
Mighty Mouse signs debut agreement for “Sudden Death” round at UFC On FX 2
Demetrious Johnson, the talented bantamweight that now has the opportunity to be the first flyweight champion in the UFC, has signed a landmark bout agreement with ZUFFA for a ‘sudden death’ round for his fight with Ian McCall at UFC on FX 2. The agreement stipulates that if, after 3 rounds, the judges are undecided on a winner, the fight will go to a 4th round, also called “sudden death.” In a recent interview with TapouT Radio, Mighty Mouse detailed the particulars.
“I don’t know if anybody has said anything about it, and this is the first time I’m mentioning it, is that we (McCall and himself) had to sign for a ‘sudden death’ bout. If it goes to three rounds, and the judges can’t decide who the winner is, then we’ll do a fourth round.”
When asked if this new agreement was specific to his fight, or if it was universal for the entire card, Johnson had this to say,
“I’m assuming that it’s for me and Ian McCall. I can’t say if it’s going to be for Joseph (Benavides) and Yasuhiro (Uru****ani), because I’m not gonna say that the UFC made those guys sign, too. I’m telling you, specifically, that I signed a contract for an extra round on the bout agreement. I’m not gonna say that they did. I’m assuming, in my unprofessional opinion, that they did as well.”
Whether this addendum is designed for the introduction of the flyweight division and accompanying tourney, or if it’s something the UFC is instituting for overseas and domestic cards in general, the concept is a good one. For all those times we, as fans, have said ‘One more round!’, this could be the game changer. Hopefully, we get some clarity on the permanence, or lack thereof, for this new twist.
I wonder what happens on the rare chance that the sudden death round ends in a draw?
Last edited by StillUnknown; February-23rd-2012 at 02:56 PM.
DC Sports: The Curse Is Real
Ariel Helwani: A Night in Tokyo With Rampage Jackson
The interview is 45 min and it's really interesting. Walking interviews like this are really cool.TOKYO -- MMA Fighting spent Thursday night walking the streets of Tokyo with Quinton Jackson, just days before his first fight back in Japan in six years. Watch below as Jackson speaks candidly about why he loves Japan so much, his PRIDE debut, his legacy, the highs and lows of his MMA career, and much more.
I really can't help but root for Rampage after watching this.
That was a classic interview with Rampage.
I love how Sexyama is just chilling in the back for like 3 minutes with that ridiculous vest and iphone case
I really liked Joe Lauzon's blog too. I hope he gets this one, Pettis is pretty relentless.
I'm pulling for Lauzon too, he almost always puts on a show.
I was just about to come here and post the Edgar/Balboa video myself
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