From Tonight’s ‘Inside MMA’…

Glover Teixeira Says He Will Need To Knock Out Jon Jones To Win Title and Josh Barnett Wants To Carve Another Headstone

Plus, an Update on Michael Bisping and a Revolutionary Proposed Rule Change From The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 4, 2013 – On tonight’s INSIDE MMA, series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten break down this week’s latest news, including top stories from Glover Teixeira about his fight strategy against Jon Jones; Josh Barnett discusses his upcoming UFC 168; and Michael Bisping clears up his eye condition.

• First up – Glover Teixeira on how he plans to beat Jones in the Light Heavyweight Title at UFC 169. Texeira said:

“I’ve gotta go over there and I’ve gotta finish this guy. That’s the plan, man, go over there and try to knock this guy out and get that title.”

• Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett talks about the significance of his upcoming fight against the younger Travis Browne. Barnett said:

“It’s a big opportunity for me. This guy is an up-and-coming young buck. He wants to prove his name, he wants to show that beating a guy like Alistair Overeem was not just a flash in the pan. He’s gonna look to make his name off of me, and I’m gonna look to just carve another headstone.”

• Michael Bisping dispels the rumor about eye surgery last Thursday and tells INSIDE MMA the following:

“The good news is it’s healing great and I will return to the octagon within a few months. I apologize to the UFC, to Munoz, and to everyone who bought a ticket and supports my career. Looks like Christmas came early for Munoz this year.”

• In another exclusive, New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB) tells INSIDE MMA that they are considering a revolutionary change to weigh-in rules.

According to NJSACB counsel Nick Lembo, the proposed rule change would require fighters to weigh in 30 days, one week and one day before fighting. Fighters would be given a 10 percent weight allowance on the 30-day weigh-in, a 5 percent allowance on the 7-day weigh-in, and a 1 pound allowance on the day before the weigh-in (Note: see attached graphic for further explanation).

• And in other highlights, Anderson Silva was interviewed about his upcoming rematch at UFC 168, Dec. 28 and he said he would not change his showboating style:

“This is me, Anderson. All the people [who have] watched me for a long time in UFC [say] oh my god it’s perfect! I change what? I no need to change nothing… this is my style. This is me.”

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