Jamahal Hill: Glover Teixeira Deserved A Better Sendoff From Fans

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jamahal Hill wishes fans in Brazil stuck around for Glover Teixeira’s retirement announcement. Hill defeated Teixeira via unanimous decision in the UFC 283 main event last Saturday. He overwhelmed Teixeira with his …

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jamahal Hill wishes fans in Brazil stuck around for Glover Teixeira’s retirement announcement. Hill defeated Teixeira via unanimous decision in the UFC 283 main event last Saturday. He overwhelmed Teixeira with his boxing and controlled the pace of the fight from the opening minutes onward. After the official decision was read…

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Cornerman Thankful His Call To Stop Glover Teixeira Fight Was Dismissed

Coach John Hackleman has expressed relief at having his call for Glover Teixeira’s headline fight at UFC 283 to be stopped prematurely dismissed by his fellow cornermen. At the opening pay-per-view event of 2023, Teixeira fell short of two-time c…

Coach John Hackleman has expressed relief at having his call for Glover Teixeira’s headline fight at UFC 283 to be stopped prematurely dismissed by his fellow cornermen. At the opening pay-per-view event of 2023, Teixeira fell short of two-time champion status in front of his home fans in Rio de Janeiro. Having missed out on…

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Ji?í Procházka: Jamahal Hill Is Best “On Paper” Light Heavyweight

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ji?í Procházka recently shared his thoughts on new champion Jamahal Hill. ‘Denisa’ vacated the title late last year after sustaining a severe shoulder injury in training for his rematch with Glover Teix…

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ji?í Procházka recently shared his thoughts on new champion Jamahal Hill. ‘Denisa’ vacated the title late last year after sustaining a severe shoulder injury in training for his rematch with Glover Teixeira. UFC 282 then saw Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev’s bout get upgraded to a five-round championship main event….

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Coach John Hackleman is done cornering following Glover Teixeira’s loss at UFC 283

John Hackleman, Glover Teixeira, Jamaal HillJohn Hackleman has retired from cornering fights after an intense main event at UFC 283. The long-time coach was octagon side to support his prodigy Glover Teixeira who competed against Jamahal Hill for the vacant UFC heavyweight title.  It was a tough night for team Teixeira as Hill would dominate the fight to win UFC […]

John Hackleman, Glover Teixeira, Jamaal Hill

John Hackleman has retired from cornering fights after an intense main event at UFC 283. The long-time coach was octagon side to support his prodigy Glover Teixeira who competed against Jamahal Hill for the vacant UFC heavyweight title. 

It was a tough night for team Teixeira as Hill would dominate the fight to win UFC gold for the first time. After the fourth round, Hackleman wanted to stop the fight but was “outvoted” by his fellow cornermen. In an interview with MMA Fighting, Hackleman admitted that he thought it was a good time to end the fight going into the fifth and final round. 

I’m a known fight-stopper in between rounds,” Hackleman said. “I’m kind of known for that, maybe a little too much at times. But I thought this was a good time to stop it. I was outvoted in the corner.” (h/t MMA Fighting) 

John Hackleman Wants to Protect His Fighters 

“The Pit” founder and coach said he has experience stopping fights in the past and noted brain damage as one of the key reasons. Despite wanting to stop the fight at UFC 283, Hackleman is “thankful” that it wasn’t and Teixeira was able to continue. He did stay by his stance on wanting the fight ended. 

I’m thankful they didn’t [stop it],” Hackleman said. “I know this wouldn’t have gone well with anyone. It would have made a lot of people really unhappy, and I don’t want it to be about me. I would have thrown it in after the third. I would have been completely happy with the fight stopping there. I saw no reason for it to go on after that.” (h/t MMA Fighting) 

Hill became the first Dana White’s Contender Series alumni to win a UFC title. Teixeira would lay his gloves in the middle of the octagon and announce his retirement from in-ring competition following his loss in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hackleman will follow suit and retire from cornering fighters. 

That’s my last cornering,” he said. “I’m never going to work a corner again.” (h/t MMA Fighting) 

Hackleman founded “The Pit” in Woodland Hills, California in 1986. Several notable fighters trained at the MMA training camp, including Chuck Liddel, Tito Ortiz, Tim Kennedy, and Jake Shields to name a few.

Cormier Names Difference In Allowing Glover Teixeira & Lauren Murphy To Fight On

Former two-division champion Daniel Cormier has explained why the decisions to allow Lauren Murphy and Glover Teixeira to reach the distance at UFC 283 were different. Two bouts on the main card at this past weekend’s pay-per-view, held in Rio de…

Former two-division champion Daniel Cormier has explained why the decisions to allow Lauren Murphy and Glover Teixeira to reach the distance at UFC 283 were different. Two bouts on the main card at this past weekend’s pay-per-view, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, concluded with the involvement of the scorecards. While there’s been some dispute…

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Jan Blachowicz Extends Retirement Challenge To Glover Teixeira

It seems that Jan Blachowicz is a bit disappointed that Glover Teixeira is retiring. Teixeira announced his retirement after losing to Jamahal Hill in the main event of UFC 283, a bout contested for the light heavyweight title. This belt was vacant as …

It seems that Jan Blachowicz is a bit disappointed that Glover Teixeira is retiring. Teixeira announced his retirement after losing to Jamahal Hill in the main event of UFC 283, a bout contested for the light heavyweight title. This belt was vacant as a result of Ji?í Procházka giving up the title to take his…

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