Glover Teixeira quotes Rocky Balboa as he asks UFC president Dana White for LHW title shot forward of Israel Adesanya

Glover Teixeira’s skills should not restricted to the Octagon.

The veteran UFC Mild Heavyweight placed on a stellar efficiency in opposition to Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 13 to win the primary occasion through third-round submission.

Teixeira survived 2 thunderous hanging barrages from ‘Marreta’ en path to his fifth consecutive win within the Octagon.

Within the post-fight interview, the 41-year-old pleaded his case for a LHW title shot to UFC President Dana White. The Brazilian even flawlessly quoted the enduring line from Sylvester Stallone film Rocky Balboa.

‘It’s not how onerous you hit, it’s about how onerous you will get hit and preserve coming ahead’.

In a semi-humorous playful rant, Glover referred to his age saying that, ”Dana White, I’m an outdated man right here. You’re gonna give the shot to Adesanya? I’m 5-0, beating these younger guys, it’s not simple.”

This was Glover Teixeira’s fifth consecutive win within the Octagon which now consists of 4 finishes and a couple of former LHW championship challengers.

Jon Jones believes that Glover Teixeira ought to get a title shot

Whereas the accolades poured in for Glover Teixeira after a formidable efficiency, former LHW champion Jon Jones Tweeted in favor of Teixeira receiving a title shot.

Present champion Jan Blachowicz is scheduled to tackle Israel Adesanya for the LHW title belt in March subsequent 12 months.

Blachowicz gained the title in opposition to former challenger Dominick Reyes after Jon Jones relinquished the belt earlier within the 12 months.

It’s fascinating to notice that Glover Texeira’s earlier 5-0 run within the UFC earned him a title shot in opposition to Jon Jones in 2014, a struggle he would go on to lose through unanimous resolution. 

Revealed 08 Nov 2020, 12:27 IST

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