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Thursday, 05/31/2012, 11:26 am

Glover Teixeira Willing To Fight Anyone Except For Lyoto Machida | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
Glover Teixeira in an interview with Tapout Radio.

Teixeira who defeated Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 146 via arm triangle earning himself the submission of the night bonus comments on who he would like to face next. Teixeira is willing to face anyone in the division apart from his friend and former training partner Lyoto Machida.

“In the UFC, it’s about names. Every fight is hard, and everybody knows all the disciplines. Some might know more than others. You just see the big names. Some guys that are just starting out might fight better than the big name guys. I really don’t care. I just want to prove to myself and to the fans that I deserve to be in the UFC. I’ll fight whoever they give me. A big name would be better, because it will give me a jump in my career, but it’s not something I’m actively looking for. It’s whatever comes. Right now, the one I wouldn’t want to fight is Lyoto Machida. I’ve trained with him, I help him out and he’s a great guy. I just arrived in the UFC, and I’m not really in a situation to say no. Whatever they tell me to do, I’ll do, but if I could have a say, Lyoto would be the one I wouldn’t want to fight.”

Who would you like to see Teixeira face in his next bout ?


14 Responses to “Glover Teixeira Willing To Fight Anyone Except For Lyoto Machida | UFC News”

  1. DirtyMac says:

    I think Glover should face someone like Stephan Bonnar or Ryan Bader or somebody of that caliber

  2. pussies says:

    I like Bonner much more than griffin. I also thought he won their fight. Who agrees?

  3. I would like to see him beat up Ryan Bader, I fucking hate Ryan Bader, he’s too arrogant and thinks he can beat anyone in his division, if Glover beats Bader it’s going to be a huge step for him and he could be champion after a few fights after he beats bader

  4. Mike cannon jr says:

    Face first punching…. Guard down….goodnite….

  5. Shawn says:

    I say he should take on guys like Pokrajac, Nedkov, or Perosh if he wants to start building a name for himself. These guys are starting to make a name for themselves, what better way to establish yourself for bigger and better fights, than to eliminate the up and comers. If he can finish these guys, there’s Rua, Bader, and Gustafsson. I don’t think Bonnar would fair well with Teixeira. People have to understand, Glover isn’t some “new” guy coming on to the scene. This guy has been around a very long time. He’s undefeated since 2006. When he was with WEC, when WEC still had a LW division. If this was the first time you’ve heard or seen this guy fight, you should check out his other fights.

  6. Lol says:

    Machida james tehuna and hendo are my favorite fighters in lhw division. I hope machida can come back with a vengence. I think machida has the best chance of beating jones

  7. GetAnEditor says:

    Does anyone that writes for this site actually read it before posting? And do they even watch the UFC or any other promotions?

    Texiera did NOT win a submission of the night bonus. Paul Sass & Stefan Struve, however, were both winners of said bonus.

    This is not the most egregious oversight, but shows a lack of care in one’s work; it further illustrates that a solid smartphone application is being underutilized by individuals with little journalistic skill or integrity.

    • Numba1Ghani says:

      hahaha it doesn’t take much to get a degree in journalism but the writers on this site are fuckin brain dead they have 5th grade spelling levels, completely overexaggerate articles with misleading headings and continuously put out false information as if the ppl reading it are too fucking stupid to tell otherwise. Fire these fucking jokes and give us some better quality mma news articles.

      And Texeira should fight Bader I’d love to see Bader get KTFO after that lay n praying of Rampage

  8. Leo From New Jersey says:

    iGOR pokrajac vs glover

  9. Artstunna says:

    What is with MMA fans that when they see a fighter win they get exited and think they deserve a title fight or a big name,in my opinion.anybody who comes in to the ufc need to fight cupple times before,this guy has being around for some time and have not lose in cupple years but he hasn’t fight anybody relevant.

  10. Donnybrook says:

    Throw him in with Bader.

  11. I'll have another says:

    Give him lil nog

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