“I have no problem fighting someone I train with. I train with many of the fighters in my division, and I’m friends with most of them. I love [Antonio] Rogerio [Nogueira] and “Feijao,” and if I had the choice, I would rather not face them. In Lyoto’s case, it goes beyond that. I’ve been in Belem several times to help him train. I always stay at his home with his family, with his wife and children, so we really cannot fight. It’s curious that we beat up each other every day in training, dangerously trying to knock out the other, but my goal is to help him. I cannot see myself getting in the Octagon to knock out Lyoto.”
“The belt belongs to Jones now, and Machida will probably have the chance to face him before me,” Teixeira said. “If he wins, I would rather move to the heavyweight division than face him. If I face Jones first and beat him, Lyoto would drop down to middleweight.”
In a recent interview with Sherdog.com, top UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Glover Teixeira explains the deep-rooted relationship he has with Lyoto Machida and why the two men will never step inside to Octagon to fight against each other.