Coach: Glover Teixeira Resurgence A Result Of Hybrid System Of Training

TeixeiraTeixeira A ‘Genius’ In Working Out And Training Glover Teixeira’s recent resurgence is a result of his new hybrid system of training according to coach John Hackleman. Teixeira recently defeated Anthony Smith via fifth-round TKO in the UFC Jacksonville headliner last week. After facing some early adversity, the Brazilian dominated the rest of the fight […]

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Teixeira A ‘Genius’ In Working Out And Training

Glover Teixeira’s recent resurgence is a result of his new hybrid system of training according to coach John Hackleman.

Teixeira recently defeated Anthony Smith via fifth-round TKO in the UFC Jacksonville headliner last week. After facing some early adversity, the Brazilian dominated the rest of the fight as he now enjoys a four-fight winning streak at the age of 40.

Teixeira is no stranger to bouncing back from adversity and using his conditioning to his advantage. After all, he did the same in his second-round submission win over the hard-hitting Ion Cutelaba last year as well.

And for Hackleman, this recent run from his pupil is a result of no longer overtraining but combining two different regiments — one from himself and one from the UFC Performance Institute.

“He has so many natural attributes and he has such a hard work ethic,” Hackleman told MMA Junkie. “So in conditioning – he has our ‘Pit’ conditioning program and that’s kinda well known, Joe Rogan’s talked about it, a lot of people talk about it. But with that said, some guys seem to take it to an extreme like Court McGee. Sometimes they train a little too hard that when it comes to fight time, that training has been left in the gym or they don’t have as much for the cage.

“Now, Glover trains as hard, he does the old ‘Pit’ training, but now he’s also doing some of that, I think it’s called PI, the UFC guys do so. They send him workouts to combine with ours, it seems to work like a charm because he tends to push a little too hard. But now with these PI guys, they’ve kind of kept him in check and give him different workouts for his other days and they’re shorter and more efficient than mine.”

Many complained about the late stoppage involving Teixeira and Smith. There notably seemed to be many moments where the 40-year-old could have maybe gone all out for the finish.

Instead, he remained calm and maintained his pace to eventually get the TKO in the fifth round. While others may have blown their wad in trying to get the finish, Teixeira’s conditioning ultimately helped him earn the stoppage.

“He’s a genius when it comes to working out and training,” Hackleman added. “So he’s taken those two and, on his own, created his own hybrid system of training. He’s taken the ‘Pit’ old school training, this PI training, put them together and you saw the results. That was the result of his conditioning.”

What do you think of Teixeira’s recent run?

John Hackleman ‘Felt Sick To His Stomach’ Over Chuck Liddell KO

Chuck Liddell’s longtime coach John Hackleman ‘felt sick to his stomach’ last Saturday (Nov. 24, 2018) night as Tito Ortiz knocked out “The Iceman” in their trilogy bout. Hackleman did not work with Liddell in preparation for this fight. Speaking with Ariel Helwani (h/t Brett Okamoto of ESPN) earlier today, however, Hackleman admitted that he […]

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Chuck Liddell’s longtime coach John Hackleman ‘felt sick to his stomach’ last Saturday (Nov. 24, 2018) night as Tito Ortiz knocked out “The Iceman” in their trilogy bout.

Hackleman did not work with Liddell in preparation for this fight. Speaking with Ariel Helwani (h/t Brett Okamoto of ESPN) earlier today, however, Hackleman admitted that he didn’t feel good about any of it.

“I felt sick to my stomach. It was a travesty. It was a travesty,” Hackleman said of the situation.

With the win, Ortiz finally gets a victory over one of his greatest rivals. Although Lidell still holds the edge having won the first two fights in 2004 and 2006.

“The Iceman” hadn’t fought since 2010 and it looked like it. Liddell looked slow moving from the get-go and gone was his once legendary quick twitch reflexes.

As to where both fighters go from here is anyone’s guess. Ortiz has hinted at working with Golden Boy Promotions, perhaps as an MMA ambassador of sorts.

Liddell’s situation is much more unclear as ridiculous as that sounds. He was very noncommital about his future during the post-fight presser.

Let’s hope both fighters do what makes them happiest. So long as it’s not fighting.

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John Hackleman on Potential Chuck Liddell Return: ‘It Would Depend on The Match’

John Hackleman isn’t ruling out a potential mixed martial arts (MMA) return for Chuck Liddell. Hackleman coached Liddell throughout his career and is a friend of “The Iceman.” Throughout the years, Hackleman has seen Liddell climb the top of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) light heavyweight division. The former UFC champion has been retired since […]

John Hackleman isn’t ruling out a potential mixed martial arts (MMA) return for Chuck Liddell. Hackleman coached Liddell throughout his career and is a friend of “The Iceman.” Throughout the years, Hackleman has seen Liddell climb the top of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) light heavyweight division. The former UFC champion has been retired since […]

UFC 172 Injury Report: Glover Teixeira’s Shoulder Is All Jacked Up, Thanks to Jon Jones’s Brilliant Standing Arm-Crank


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Jon Jones‘s performance against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 — particularly during their clinch exchanges against the fence — redefined the limits of how one human being can hurt another human being without the use of a pair of pliers and a blowtorch. It wasn’t just the way Jones battered Teixeira in close with punches, kicks, and even flying chin-checks. “Bones” took away the Brazilian’s primary weapon in the very beginning of the fight with a brilliant standing arm-lock that wrecked Teixeira’s right shoulder. (Watch the GIF here, via Zombie Prophet.)

As Teixeira’s trainer John Hackleman explained after the fight:

I’ve never seen Glover lose a fight like this. I’ve never seen Glover bleeding. I’ve never seen Glover hurt so bad. Glover hurt his right shoulder really bad the first round. The first round! That’s not an excuse, because Jon Jones hurt his shoulder. Jon Jones hurt Glover’s shoulder in the tie up on the clinch against the cage, tweaked his shoulder and he hurt it. So Glover couldn’t use his right hand very well. You see me in the corner trying to get him to throw that right hand harder. He told me, ‘Hey, can you get some ice on it?’

…[During the fight] he never said he had an actual torn ligament or torn tendon so we found that out after. It was obvious. It was actually disfigured and swollen. You could tell something was seriously wrong with it. He’s going to have an MRI Wednesday.”

On the bright side, Teixeira’s arm wasn’t actually snapped in half, Aoki vs. Wisniewski-style, so he’s got that going for him. As for Jones, he was well-aware of how nasty the move was as he was doing it:


(Photo by Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY SPORTS via MMAJunkie)

Jon Jones‘s performance against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 — particularly during their clinch exchanges against the fence — redefined the limits of how one human being can hurt another human being without the use of a pair of pliers and a blowtorch. It wasn’t just the way Jones battered Teixeira in close with punches, kicks, and even flying chin-checks. “Bones” took away the Brazilian’s primary weapon in the very beginning of the fight with a brilliant standing arm-lock that wrecked Teixeira’s right shoulder. (Watch the GIF here, via Zombie Prophet.)

As Teixeira’s trainer John Hackleman explained after the fight:

I’ve never seen Glover lose a fight like this. I’ve never seen Glover bleeding. I’ve never seen Glover hurt so bad. Glover hurt his right shoulder really bad the first round. The first round! That’s not an excuse, because Jon Jones hurt his shoulder. Jon Jones hurt Glover’s shoulder in the tie up on the clinch against the cage, tweaked his shoulder and he hurt it. So Glover couldn’t use his right hand very well. You see me in the corner trying to get him to throw that right hand harder. He told me, ‘Hey, can you get some ice on it?’

…[During the fight] he never said he had an actual torn ligament or torn tendon so we found that out after. It was obvious. It was actually disfigured and swollen. You could tell something was seriously wrong with it. He’s going to have an MRI Wednesday.”

On the bright side, Teixeira’s arm wasn’t actually snapped in half, Aoki vs. Wisniewski-style, so he’s got that going for him. As for Jones, he was well-aware of how nasty the move was as he was doing it:

That’s a move that I’ve been doing since [I was] a little boy in wrestling. It was [something] you could never do on your wrestling partners and it’s dirty in wrestling, but it’s always there when someone has an underhook on you and you have an overhook, and you can just crank their arm…I always wanted to do it during those wrestling matches and finally got to hit it on somebody. I felt his elbow pop two times — a consecutive ‘pop pop’ — and I was just like, ‘Aw, nice.’

Nice, indeed. Jones’s standing arm-lock definitely falls under the “dirty, but awesome” category, as opposed to the “dirty, and they should really start taking some points away” category.” What did you think?

Video: Ricco Rodriguez (Briefly) Fought Glover Texeira in Brazil Last Night

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Ricco Rodriguez fought last night in Brazil against Glover Texeira and unfortunately it was over in less time than it took for “Suave” to board the plane for his 10.5 hour flight to Duque de Caxias.


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Ricco Rodriguez fought last night in Brazil against Glover Texeira and unfortunately it was over in less time than it took for “Suave” to board the plane for his 10.5 hour flight to Duque de Caxias.

Ricco was doing well until he was tagged by a headkick by the dangerous light heavyweight who is rumored to be UFC-bound, then it was all downhill from there.

Texeira, who used to train at “The Pit” with John Hackleman and Chuck Liddell before visa issues left him unable to travel abroad from Brazil, has been on the UFC’s radar for a while. I spoke to UFC VP of business development Chuck Liddell last summer and he mentioned that Glover would likely be making waves in the Octagon within the year if all went well and it looks like he was only a few months off in his prediction.

John Hackleman Devastated by Chuck Liddell’s Latest Loss

The MMA world continues to wait out any word from Chuck Liddell, as to whether or not the legendary fighter will finally call it quits, after getting KO’d once again, this time by Rich Franklin, at UFC 115. Of course, Dana White (once again) is saying Chuck’s time in the UFC is done, but as […]

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The MMA world continues to wait out any word from Chuck Liddell, as to whether or not the legendary fighter will finally call it quits, after getting KO’d once again, this time by Rich Franklin, at UFC 115. Of course, Dana White (once again) is saying Chuck’s time in the UFC is done, but as each day goes by with no word from Liddell, kind of makes you think as to what’s going on behind the scenes no?

It’s more than likely that Liddell’s received a thousand voice mails / texts/ emails asking what his next move is, and thus far, he’s not sharing (maybe he’ll respond to message by pigeon?). Well in an interesting interview by SI’s Josh Gross, with Liddell’s long time trainer John Hackleman (yes, the dude with glasses who’s always rocking the sleeveless shirt on TUF), he had this to say about his friend’s latest loss.

“You can’t make someone quit,” Hackleman said. “But definitely when I looked down at him in the cage, my stomach … it just didn’t feel good.”

“Looking down at him cut like that, broke my heart,” said the trainer, fighting off tears.

Hackleman also said in the interview that he thinks the former champ realizes he has nothing to prove, really doesn’t need to fight anymore (meaning dude’s filthy rich) and that he’ll probably hang up the gloves. Guess we’ll see. To check out Hackleman’s take on the situation, including how Chuck’s “”warrior mentality” took over at UFC 115, head here.