VIDEO: Glover Teixeira detonates the UFC’s stance and reveals why he won’t fight for the belt
The severe damage of Jiri Prohazkawho gave up the belt in the gentle heavyweight class (as much as 93 kg) and Jan Blahovich and Magomed Ankalaev to contend for the vacant division title in the predominant occasion of UFC 282 shocked not solely MMA followers, but additionally Glover Teixeirawho will face the Czech in a rematch for the title at the occasion on December 10.
Moments after the turnaround was confirmed, the Brazilian gave an unique interview to SUPER BATTLESrevealed how he came upon about the modifications and defined why he was omitted of the fight for the gentle heavyweight belt.
“I simply came upon. My supervisor referred to as me an hour in the past. They provided me Ankalaev as a result of Jiri (Prohazka) was injured. It’s a very totally different fashion. We had been tenting for months for Jiri and I requested for extra time. I requested to fight Ankalaev in Brazil as a result of I might have one other two or three weeks to do a camp extra centered on this man. I’m 43 years previous and rely closely on technique, working the excellent battle. I actually need to convey the belt to Brazil. I feel I deserved it, however they only mentioned the fight ought to be in Las Vegas. I mentioned I’d settle for to fight Jan (Blachowicz) in Vegas as a result of I’ve fought him earlier than and it is a fashion I’ve educated for. Ankalaev is a leftist, fully totally different. (…) They mentioned that I already beat Blahovich and that he is 39 years previous. Then the man mocks me. I’m 43 too? But they did not,” Glover mentioned.
Without hiding my displeasure, Glover Teixeira acknowledged that the historical past he has inbuilt Ultimate over the previous ten years ought to have been factored into the group’s decision-making, which he felt was disrespectful.
“I felt a bit disrespected for what I had already completed in the firm. Kind of unhappy about the state of affairs. Why do not you give me that fight with Jan? This is a fight that may promote greater than his fight with Ankalaev. No disrespect to Ankalaev, however he is a man who just isn’t that well-known. Honestly, I do not perceive. (…) “They kicked me out for two weeks. I needed to fight in Brazil and they only did it. I’m very upset. This is the first time I’m upset with the UFC,” mentioned the former champion.
Even sad with the determination discovered by the UFC, Glover Teixeira ensures that he is ready to problem for the title towards the winner of the fight between Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blahovich🇧🇷
“Now we’re ready for the winner. I’m first in line and I fight the winner of both. The UFC hasn’t mentioned something, nevertheless it’s apparent. Who are they going to place in?” requested the Brazilian.
Finally, demonstrating that even in tough instances he manages to retain a bit of of his well-known good humor, Glover Teixeira refused to guess the end result of the battle between Ankalaev and Blahovich.
“Shit. I do not care about that stuff proper now (laughs)”