Fabio Maldonado was not allowed to continue fighting after two rounds of abuse at UFC 153 in Brazil. Glover Teixeira, the man responsible for the carnage, says his opponent should have gotten another five minutes to fight.
Talking UFC 153 and the risks that being reluctant to call a stoppage run to a fighter's career. Fabio Maldonado should not have taken that much punishment. The same goes for Erick Silva. And what's with the quick stand-ups?
UFC President Dana White assured everyone at the UFC 153 post-fight press conference Fabio Maldonado would not be cut from the promotion after his defeat to Glover Teixeira in Rio. The loss marked his third in a row.
It was the best of cards, it was the worst of cards. UFC 153 offered much of what makes MMA great, while also showing what continues to hold the sport back. Let's separate the signal from the noise in recapping Saturday night's best and worst.
After having to pull out of their originally scheduled bout for UFC 153, Quinton Jackson has now asked to have a bout with Glover Teixeira, despite the horrific performance turned in by Glover this Saturday. Dana White gave agreed on twitter.
Matchmakers, matchmakers ... make us MMA matches! UFC 153 is in the books, which means that it's time to once again predict future opponents for the main card winners from 'Silva vs. Bonnar' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 13, 2012.
Get a detailed results recap of UFC 153: "Silva vs. Bonnar," which took place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 13, 2012, including winners and losers on the Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar-led mixed martial arts (MMA) PPV event.
MMAmania's Brian Hemminger takes a look back at last night's light heavyweight showdown between Glover Teixeira and Fabio Maldonado on the UFC 153 main card. What factors helped Teixiera dominate? Find out inside
Questionable decisions to keep fights going at UFC 153 from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, swirled as Fabio Maldonado and Erick Silva potentially sustained unnecessary punishment. However, Jason Probst argues that the ref's were right.
After winning his first two UFC fights in blistering fashion, including his brutal beating of Fabio Maldonado at UFC 153 in Brazil, Glover Teixeira is ready for a big name opponent who actually, you know, wants to fight him.