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Maurice Greene looking "to break" Greg Hardy on Halloween night at UFC Vegas 12

Cole Shelton - October 28, 2020

Maurice Greene knows his UFC Vegas 12 main card scrap against Greg Hardy will be a big one. Hardy is a massive name in the sport due to his career in the NFL and in the UFC, the promotion has been careful about who they give him. So, for Greene, he is surprised he is getting this fight but also understands the matchmaking.

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James Krause

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 16 with Alexander Hernandez, Maurice Greene, James Krause & Brad Katona

Cole Shelton - October 27, 2020

The 16th episode of Just Scrap Radio on with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Vegas 12. We’re first joined by UFC lightweight, Alexander Hernandez (2:19). Next, UFC light heavyweight, Maurice Greene (19:55) joins the program. UFC welterweight, James Krause (36:00) comes on. Closing out the program is EMC bantamweight and former UFC fighter and TUF winner, Brad Katona (48:38).

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Maurice Greene

After submission win, Maurice Greene eyes scrap with Tanner Boser on Fight Island

Cole Shelton - July 3, 2020

Maurice Greene says he has a massive weight lifted off his shoulders following his UFC on ESPN 12 win. Greene was looking to snap his two-fight losing streak when he welcomed Gian Villante to the heavyweight division last month. Early on, “The Crochet Boss” had success. But, in the third round, he got dropped but stay in after some heavy ground and pound shots.

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Maurice Greene

Maurice Greene gives opponent Gian Villante advice: If you don't wrestle, you’re going "to get knocked the f****d out"

Cole Shelton - June 24, 2020

Maurice Greene is excited to welcome Gian Villante to the heavyweight division on the main card of UFC on ESPN 12 this Saturday night. Greene enters this fight on a two-fight losing streak where last time out, he was submitted by Alexey Oleynik. Although some think it is a must-win for Greene to remain in the UFC, he isn’t thinking about that.

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UFC 246 | Alexey Oleynik: 'I don't need to go to the ground' against Maurice Greene

Cole Shelton - January 14, 2020

Alexey Oleynik knows he will have a massive advantage on the ground when he takes on Maurice Green at UFC 246, but isn’t sure he will utilize it. Oleynik is on a two-fight losing streak, having recently been TKO’d by Alistair Overeem and then knocked out in 12 seconds by Walt Harris, and knows this fight is crucial. Yet he may not even use his best tool which is his jiu-jitsu.

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Maurice Greene

UFC Singapore's Maurice Greene on heavyweight top-10: 'I'm on they ass like Huggies'

Mike Heck - October 22, 2019

Maurice Greene has his sights set on the top-10 of the ever evolving UFC heavyweight division and will look to take a pivotal step forward this weekend. “The Crochet Boss” will take on Sergey Pavlovich this Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 20. The event will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore and will be headlined by a welterweight matchup between Ben Askren and Demian Maia.

Joseph Benavidez, Jussier Formiga, UFC Minneapolis
Jussier Formiga

Four fights added to UFC Minneapolis including Benavidez vs. Formiga 2

James Lynch - April 11, 2019

Joseph Benavidez didn’t get to face Henry Cejudo next but will get to face familiar foe instead. UFC officials confirmed Wednesday that former title challenger Benavidez will face Jussier Formiga at UFC Minneapolis on June 29.  These two first fought at UFC Fight Night 28 in Sept. 2013, with Benavidez earning a first-round TKO finish. Benavidez (27-5) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Dustin Ortiz at UFC Brooklyn in January which gave him back-to-back wins for the first time since Dec. 2016. Prior to that, the Xtreme Couture product earned his first stoppage victory since Apr. 2014 when he finished Alex Perez in the first round via TKO. The two-time UFC title challenger has gone 8-1 in his last nine fights, including a split decision nod over current flyweight kingpin Henry Cejudo. Benavidez made his UFC debut in Mar. 2011 and holds wins over John Moraga, Tim Elliott and the aforementioned champ Cejudo.

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Maurice Greene

EXCLUSIVE | Juan Espino fires back at TUF rival Maurice Greene

Cole Shelton - November 19, 2018

On The Ultimate Fighter 28 the biggest rivalry of the season is between Juan Espino and Maurice Greene. The two simply hated each other and got into several verbal exchanges in the house. As well, they nearly got into fights at the gym and in the house. Luckily for them, they get to settle their differences inside the Octagon when they fight each other in the semi-finals. The outcome of the fight will be revealed on Wednesday’s episode.

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Justin Frazier

EXCLUSIVE | TUF house created lifelong friendship for Maurice Greene and Justin Frazier

Cole Shelton - November 13, 2018

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is a place for fighters to try and reach their goal of fighting in the UFC. The rules are simple, win the season, get a UFC contract. Along with that, the fighters all live in a house together where arguments and drama often take place. But at times, the house has also created friendships. That’s just what happened this season as teammates Maurice Greene and Justin Frazier created a lifelong friendship inside the house. The two immediately bonded at tryouts where both of them believed they would be in the house together.

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Maurice Greene

EXCLUSIVE | Maurice Greene calls TUF 28 rival Juan Espino 'a big ogre'

Cole Shelton - November 12, 2018

On The Ultimate Fighter 28 (TUF) the biggest rivalry on the show is not between coaches as past seasons have shown. Rather, it is between Maurice Greene and Juan Espino. The two went back-and-forth with verbal attacks all season long. Every episode Greene and Espino seemed to be close to fighting each other, whether it be at the gym or at the house. However, it wasn’t always like that according to Greene. As he mentioned during an episode, Espino and him were cool at tryouts. But once they got into the house and were on opposite teams, that is when everything changed.

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Maurice Greene

EXCLUSIVE | Maurice Greene: 'TUF house made me that much better' as a fighter

Cole Shelton - November 11, 2018

Currently, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is in season 28, where heavyweights and women featherweights are competing. The coaches for the season are Kelvin Gastelum and Robert Whittaker. However, one of the more popular people on the show isn’t a coach, rather a competitor, in Maurice Greene. Greene had an unconventional path to MMA. He used to be over 300 pounds and never trained a day of MMA in his life until he decided he wanted to. Since then, Greene lost a lot of weight, and quit his full-time job in hopes of fighting for the UFC. Well, he appears to be close after getting a call to go on TUF.