Glover Teixeira headed for surgery after MRI reveals torn labrum suffered in UFC 172 loss to Jon Jones

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The results are in ... and they don't look good.

Glover Teixeira got stuck in a shoulder crank in the first round of his title fight against Jon Jones, which took place in the main event of UFC 172 last Saturday night (April 26, 2014) in Baltimore, Maryland, and was forced to compete for the remainder of the fight with a torn labrum.

Ouch.

That's according to head coach John Hackelman, who credits "Bones" for inflicting that injury and helping his own cause en route to a dominating five round win in "Charm City," for what amounts to his seventh consecutive title defense dating back to 2011.

From Hack's conversation with MMA Fighting:

"When I found out after the fight about the injury, it broke my heart. Had I known, I probably would have stopped it even though everyone would have hated my guts. So he just fought on with a torn labrum, swinging. It wasn't like he was running, he was moving forward and banging. It's unbelievable to think of going five rounds with Jones like that. And we're not taking anything away from Jones because he caused the injury. Both the eye and the shoulder. So kudos to Jones for doing that. They are both legal moves. He didn't try to hurt Glover intentionally, he did what he had to do to win. It just shows the mental fortitude and toughness of Glover. It shows what he's capable of. It made me proud, man."

Watch video highlights of their championship tussle right here.

Teixeira heads to the back of the line following his Baltimore beatdown and slipped a few places in the light heavyweight rankings (see them here). Jones, meanwhile, moves on to rematch Alexander Gustafsson later this year, possibly in Sweden.

More on that fight here.

For full UFC 172 results, along with news, notes and other items of interest from last Saturday night's pay-per-view (PPV), check out our "Jones vs. Teixeira" live story stream here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker