Drew Dober had tough time matching Bobby Green’s trash talk: ‘He told me to shut up and he hit me with a 2-piece’


Drew Dober was reminded that sometimes, it’s best to let his fists do his talking for him.

The lightweight contender scored an incredible knockout victory over Bobby Green this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 66 after falling behind on the scorecards to the chatty veteran. Dober eventually found the target with power punches in the second round to end his 2022 campaign with a 3-0 record, all wins by KO/TKO.

Dober and Green both walked out of the UFC APEX an extra $50,000 in their pockets for putting on the Fight of the Night, in no small part to Green’s verbal antics.

” It was surreal and amazing for the fight to end the way it did,” Dober stated on The MMA Hour . “I’ve looked up to Bobby Green, and I know how talented he is. Definitely hard to hit and definitely even harder to knock out, so I’m very happy with that win. But the first round happened as I expected it, he is super hard to hit, he was really fast.

“Man is a rare specimen for .”

. His trash talk and head movement make him a standout.

Throughout his 14-year pro career, Green has become infamous not just for his prodigious striking, but the war of words that he conducts while in the cage. Dober had plenty of problems dealing with Green on both fronts before finding the finish.

“Everything,” Dober said when asked what Green said to him during the fight. “From ‘that punch missed’ to ‘nah that didn’t hurt,’ ‘that hit my elbow,’ ‘you’ve got nothing.’ And my favorite part was when I tried to talk back to him, and he told me to shut up and he hit me with a two-piece. He did an amazing job, and I give him .”


Dober has a reputation for his amazing striking feats and explosive finishes. He is tied with Dustin Poirier at 8 for most UFC lightweight division knockouts.

Dober is now able to look back with laughter at his trash talking attempts.

” I tried my best to make him reciprocate, but he stopped it real fast,” Dober stated. “I don’t even remember what I was trying to [say to him.] I’m not much of a talker, I’m more of an actions type of person. The entertainment was just a way to get me out of my shell and I tried it, but it wasn’t very successful.

“I feel like me trying to trash talk is like giving your 10-year-old permission to cuss. This doesn’t flow fluidly so I decided to reject that notion

Both fighters were all smiles shortly after the end of their fight, a scene the reflected the friendship between Dober and Green. Dober said that even though only one fighter could be raised Saturday, it was still a joy to have the opportunity to share the cage together.

“Bobby has been great with me for the longest time,” Dober stated. We knew this was coming. We discussed scheduling to see when we could make it work. We’ve been very excited to fight each other and it was a blessing to have it this year.”

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/12/19/23517483/drew-dober-tough-time-matching-bobby-green-trash-talk-he-told-me-shut-up-and-hit-me-with-a-2-piece?rand=96749