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 ?