UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira is only two days away from the biggest fight of his life and an opportunity he’s been waiting many years for. Doing the media is not what Teixeira enjoys the most but it’s what comes with big fights and if he wants to be a true UFC star he’s going to have to get use to it.
Jon is seen here on his way to media day at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Oriole’s stadium and gets stop by numerous fans for a picture. We are a day away from weight ins and Jone said his weight this morning was 213.8 lbs. He looks to be in great shape and you know he is motivated to prove that he is still the best fighter in the world, pound for pound.
This is Anthony Johnson’s return to the UFC and he gets to be in the co main event for it. Johnson knows this is a big stage and he isn’t messing around as he gets dressed up for media day by making sure his suit is clean. Hey Drake take a lesson, you use a lint roller in your hotel room, not court side of an NBA game. Thanks to Ryan Loco for the pic.
If you dislike The All American Brian Stann it is most likely because he’s too perfect. Stann is seen here representing his organization, Hire Heroes, along with others who are working towards helping those in Haiti. Not surprising that Stann is doing great work to benefit those in need as we are all getting accustomed to seeing this from him. Much respect to Brian, not just for what he has done in the cage, but for what he continues to do outside of it.
Killer Cub Swanson spends a little time away from the gym and hits the links with friends! Big fight for Cub coming up on June 28th as he will be headlining the event against Alliance fighter Jeremy Stephens. Cub is currently ranked #4 in the division and a win over Jeremy will be his 6th in a row and one has to assume a shot at the belt is coming soon for Cub. Hope Swanson is doing well, I would imagine training camp will be getting pretty intense within the next few weeks if it has not already!
Werdum is just five days removed from his excellent performance against Travis Browne at UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando, Florida. A performance that set him up for a title fight against champion Cain Velasquez and most likely a coaching gig on the next TUF Latin America. Werdum is a perfect fit for the show as he already has a good name in the region due to his commentary and speaks fluent spanish. I was blown away by how well Fabricio performed on Saturday but still don’t think anyone is getting close to Cain’s title. That doesn’t stop the Brazilian from spending some quality time with his young daughters though as he for sure didn’t get to see them enough during his training camp.
Huge fight for Glover Teixeira this weekend at UFC 172 and before he can step into the cage and handle business, he must take care of all the responsibilities outside of the cage that come with headlining an event. Glover is no stranger to tough opponents, and although he has not lost a fight in nearly a decade he has never faced the best fighter on the planet, Jon Jones. Best of luck to Glover this weekend, I am sure him and Jones will have a war!
The number one middleweight contender Lyoto Machida is on his way to the airport to head down to Brazil for one of his sponsors. The Dragon will be at the Arnold Classic in Rio as part of the GT Nutrition USA booth. Great way to earn some extra cash outside of the cage and since his fight with champion Chris Weidman is over two months away the trip wont interfere with his training camp. Lyoto has looked great at 185 lbs but is he good enough at the new weight to once again wear UFC gold? We will find out on July 5th.