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Maurice Greene (fighter)

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Maurice Greene
BornMaurice Darnell Greene
(1986-07-05) July 5, 1986 (age 33)
Norfolk, Virginia, United States[1]
Other namesThe Crochet Boss
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight255 lb (116 kg; 18 st 3 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
Reach82 in (208 cm)[1]
StyleBJJ
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States[2]
TeamThe Performance Compound (2013–present)[3]
Factory X (2019–2020)[3]
Jackson-Wink MMA (2020–present)[2]
TrainerBrock Larson[4]
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Brock Larson[5]
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total13
Wins9
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision2
Losses4
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Maurice Darnell Greene[6] (born July 5, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). He appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 28 TV series and currently competes in the Heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Background

Greene started training mixed martial arts in his early 20s to lose weight after hitting the scale at 330 pounds.[3] He later moved from Chicago to St. Cloud and began training at START Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy under Brock Larson where he started to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA).[7]

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Greene started his professional MMA career since 2012 and amassed a record of 5–2 prior participated in The Ultimate Fighter 28 UFC TV mma competition series which he was subsequently signed by UFC after the show.[8][9]

The Ultimate Fighter

In August 2017, it was announced that Greene was one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 28 UFC TV series.[10][11] Greene was the third pick of the heavyweight fighters by coach Kelvin Gastelum. In the quarter-finals, he faced Przemyslaw Mysiala and won the fight via knockout in the first round.[12] In the semi-finals, Greene faced Juan Espino Dieppa[13] and he lost the fight via a submission in round one.[14]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Greene made his UFC debut on November 20, 2018 against Michel Batista at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale.[15] He won the fight via a submission in the first round.[16]

His next fight came on March 9, 2019 replacing injured Daniel Spitz, a rematch against Jeff Hughes at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos.[17] He won the fight via a split decision.[18]

Greene faced Júnior Albini on June 29, 2019 at UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos.[19] He won the fight via first-round knockout.[20]

Greene faced Sergei Pavlovich on October 26, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 20.[21] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[22]

Greene faced Aleksei Oleinik on January 18, 2020 at UFC 246.[23] He lost the fight via a submission in the second round.[24]

Greene faced Gian Villante on June 27, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker.[25] He won the fight via an arm-triangle choke submission from the bottom in the third round.[26]

Personal life

Greene enjoys crocheting in his spare time, having learned to crochet in 2008. He sells his crocheted item under the name "The Crochet Boss" which is what his moniker was coined from.[27][28]

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
13 matches 9 wins 4 losses
By knockout 2 1
By submission 5 1
By decision 2 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 9–4 Gian Villante Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker June 27, 2020 3 3:44 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–4 Aleksei Oleinik Submission (armbar) UFC 246 January 18, 2020 2 4:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–3 Sergei Pavlovich TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren October 26, 2019 1 2:12 Kallang, Singapore
Win 8–2 Júnior Albini TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos June 29, 2019 1 3:38 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win 7–2 Jeff Hughes Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos March 9, 2019 3 5:00 Wichita, Kansas. United States
Win 6–2 Michel Batista Submission (triangle choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale November 30, 2018 1 2:14 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 5–2 Jeff Hughes Decision (unanimous) LFA 38 April 2, 2018 5 5:00 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States For the LFA Heavyweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Parnell Davis Submission (arm-triangle choke) Driller Promotions: No Mercy 6 September 30, 2017 1 1:20 Mahnomen, Minnesota, United States Won the DP Heavyweight Championship.
Win 4–1 Jermaine McDermott Submission (triangle choke) LFA 19 August 18, 2017 1 3:06 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Win 3–1 Zach Thumb KO (head kick) Legacy FC 60 October 7, 2016 1 0:25 Hinckley, Minnesota, United States
Win 2–1 Kevin Asplund Submission (triangle choke) KOTC: Industrial Strength November 22, 2014 1 1:57 Carlton, Minnesota, United States
Loss 1–1 Dan Charles Decision (unanimous) Flawless FC 3 May 18, 2013 3 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 1–0 Ed Carpenter Decision (split) Flawless FC 1 April 4, 2012 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States Heavyweight debut.

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See also

References

  1. 1 2 "Maurice Greene | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  2. 1 2 Farah Hannoun (June 23, 2020). "Maurice Greene on move to Jackson Wink MMA: 'It's just a good place to be right now'". mmajunkie.com.
  3. 1 2 3 Randy Johnson (June 28, 2019). "Dream weaver: Meet the UFC's mean Maurice Greene, aka 'The Crochet Boss'". startribune.com.
  4. "Dream weaver: Meet the UFC's mean Maurice Greene, aka 'The Crochet Boss'". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  5. "MMA: GREENE HAS SIGHTS SET ON LFA TITLE". mnfightnews.com. April 26, 2018.
  6. UFC 246 results
  7. "Dream weaver: Meet the UFC's mean Maurice Greene, aka 'The Crochet Boss'". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  8. Sherdog.com. "Maurice". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  9. DNA, MMA. "Blessuregeval zorgt voor rematch tussen Jeff Hughes en Maurice Greene tijdens UFC Wichita". Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  10. "Breaking Down Cast of The Ultimate Fighter 28". MMA Today. 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  11. "'The Ultimate Fighter' 28 Cast Revealed with Heavyweights and Women's Featherweights". MMAnytt.com. 2018-07-11. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  12. "'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters' Episode 1 recap". MMA Junkie. 2018-08-30. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  13. "'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters' Episode 8 recap". MMA Junkie. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  14. "'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters' Episode 11 recap". MMA Junkie. 2018-11-22. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  15. DNA, MMA. "Verliezend halve finalisten Michel Batista en Maurice Greene treffen elkaar tijdens de TUF 28 Finale". Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  16. "TUF 28 Finale results: Maurice Greene scores slick submission of Michel Batista". MMA Junkie. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  17. DNA, MMA. "Blessuregeval zorgt voor rematch tussen Jeff Hughes en Maurice Greene tijdens UFC Wichita". Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  18. Staff (2019-03-09). "UFC Wichita Preliminary Card Results and Recap". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  19. DNA, MMA. "Vier gevechten bekend gemaakt voor UFC Minneapolis inclusief Formiga vs. Benavidez 2". Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  20. Harkness, Ryan (2019-06-29). "Knockout! Greene Drops Albini At UFC Minneapolis". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  21. DNA, MMA. "Gane vs. Mayes, Pavlovich vs. Greene & Ray vs. Johnson toegevoegd aan UFC Singapore". Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  22. Anderson, Jay (2019-10-26). "UFC Singapore Results: Sergei Pavlovich Stops Maurice Greene Early". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  23. Farah Hannoun (2019-11-22). "Aleksei Oleinik vs. Maurice Greene added to UFC 246 in January". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  24. Anderson, Jay (2020-01-18). "UFC 246 Results: Maurice Greene Learns Why You Stay Off the Ground With Aleksei Oleinik". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  25. DNA, MMA. "Maurice Greene treft Gian Villante tijdens UFC evenement op 27 juni aanstaande". Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  26. Fuentes, Jon (2020-06-27). "UFC on ESPN 12 Results: Maurice Greene Tops Gian Villante With Stunning Submission". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  27. FOX. "St. Cloud MMA fighter hooked on crocheting". KMSP. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  28. "Dream weaver: Meet the UFC's mean Maurice Greene, aka 'The Crochet Boss'". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  29. Sherdog.com. "Maurice". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-26.

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