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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