Originally Posted by Sports_Nerd
He got caught, backed up against the cage, which spells big trouble for most fighters, and within seconds had the composure to roll with a couple of hooks, wait for the next combination to come, slip the uppercut beautifully and throw a counter left-right combination that landed right on the numbers and put Bader on his back.
Such quick recovery and acumen in that position is astonishing. Glover is the real deal, and I reach that conclusion not by looking at who he's beaten, but by seeing how he's beaten them.
Exactly. MMA needs more moments of skill like this to help legitimize it. Generally, hands in MMA are far far behind boxers. It can be quite embarrassing sometimes. Its to be expected of course, seeing as MMA is so green and covers so many facets. But, seeing how Tex finished this fight warmed me immeasurably. It was utterly splendid. One of the best finishes ive seen in quite some time. In that moment, Tex proved once and for all that hes very much the real deal.