Maurice Greene
The Crochet Boss

USA

Returning in May
HeavyweightUFC
February 24, 2021
Greene is scheduled to fight Marcos Rogerio de Lima in a heavyweight match at the UFC's event on May 8, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Greene is coming off a rough loss to Greg Hardy last October, and he's lost three of his last four fights, so he'll target his upcoming matchup as a chance to get right. The 6-foot-1 Rogerio De Lima has alternated wins and losses in each of his fights going all the way back to 2014.
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Smashed by Greg Hardy
HeavyweightUFC
October 31, 2020
Greene lost to Greg Hardy via TKO (punches) at 1:12 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
To say Greene could get nothing going in this fight would be an understatement. He spent the vast majority of the bout serving as a punching bag for Hardy. Greene was also plenty upset with the stoppage of referee Herb Dean, but it appeared to be plenty justified. Greene has lost three of his past four fights since winning his first three with the company. "The Crochet Boss" may be 6-foot-7, but he doesn't fight like a big guy. It's going to be a challenge for Greene to generate enough offense to consistently win fights at the highest level.
Squaring off versus Greg Hardy
HeavyweightUFC
August 14, 2020
Greene will fight Greg Hardy at the UFC event on Oct. 31, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Greene slipped b is opponent via a third-round submission in June and will aim to use that momentum to pick up a second straight victory. Hardy is coming off of a win that snapped a two-match losing streak as well and will cede two inches of height to his opponent despite an identical reach.
Fortunate win in Vegas
HeavyweightUFC
June 27, 2020
Greene defeated Gian Villante via submission (Arm Triangle) at 3:44 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's goes in the books as a submission victory for Greene via "Arm Triangle" but it should be listed as "exhaustion" on Villante's part. Greene appeared to be well on his way to dropping a decision before Villante gift-wrapped Greene his first win in his past three fights. Greene started fine but quickly faded. He couldn't make use of his massive height advantage and found himself flattened by a right hand early in Round 3. To his credit, he survived Villante's attempts at ending the fight before being the fortunate recipient of one of the strangest finishes in recent memory. Greene was flat on his back and making no effort to get back to his feet when he clamped on a token "choke". It appeared to have nothing behind it, but Villante tapped out. Greene is 6-foot-7, but has trouble using his size to his advantage. He also has very little power for a heavyweight. Fortunately, there's a path to improvement ahead, as he intends to move to Albuquerque, New Mexico to train at Jackson-Wink MMA.
Targeted for June 27 bout
HeavyweightUFC
May 25, 2020
Greene is in line to face Gian Villante in a heavyweight matchup at a yet-to-be-determined location July 27, Mike Heck and Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Greene got off to a 3-0 start with the company before dropping his last two bouts within the first two rounds. He'll take on a veteran fighter in Villante, but also one who happens to be making his heavyweight debut after spending the majority of his career at light heavyweight. As a result, it's not too surprising to see Greene hold four-inch advantages in both height and reach. This announcement also seems to suggests any injuries Greene sustained in his January bout against Aleksei Oleinik are a thing of the past.
Comes away with multiple injuries
HeavyweightUFC
January 21, 2020
Greene has been suspended 180 days by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending clearance of both a right foot and right elbow injury, Steven Marrocco of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Greene faced a step up in competition at UFC 246 on Saturday, facing a grizzled veteran in Oleinik that was able to get him to the ground with ease and attempt to work in a variety of submissions. It was an arm bar that ultimately did the trick, but the various twists and turns on the mat seem to have worn on Greene's body. He'll be forced to stay sidelined at a minimum until Feb. 18, but if he wants to fight before summer time, he'll need clearance from a physician.