UFC 153 may not have been headlined by some monumental battle for the ages, but it sure had its share of moments. One of those moments was the coming-out party of one Glover Teixeira, who found himself on a UFC pay-per-view for the first time Saturday.
If he had any nerves about it, he had a funny way of showing it. Because that would mean he vented his anxiety on the cranium of opponent Fabio Maldonado. I'm no doctor, but I've definitely never heard of that presentation before.
Maldonado was leaking blood from about 12 different places and literally staggering around the cage after Teixeira unloaded all that pent-up octagonal aggression. Maldonado was living on pure cojones and spinal cord when the referee finally put a stop to it.
So I'm now officially on the Glover Teixeira hype train. There's no Kool-Aid left for anyone else, because I drank it all. Then I ran through a brick wall and shouted "Glover Teixeira!"
You can wait to climb on the bandwagon until after he retires Quinton Jackson if you want. Hey, I'll save you a seat; I'm not territorial. Either way, I think Teixeira not only established himself as a serious force, but the scariest striker in his division (and yes, I know who else is in his division...I'll get there).
But why should the light heavies have all the limelight? Here is the single scariest striker in each UFC weight class. How do you define "scary"? That's part of the fun now, isn't it?