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10/14/12 3:00 PM
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32-year-old Brazilian Glover Teixeira didn't start fighting until 10 years ago, after he moved to Connecticut.

He left his impoverished hometown for a better life, working in the USA as a gardner and sending money home.

"At that time, we didn’t have anything," said Teixiera of his youth. "We didn’t even have electricity at our home, no cars, no nothing. It was a small town, a hard life.”

He started working with Chuck Liddell in 2005, and has not lost a fight since. He was signed by ZUFFA in 2009, but visa issues delayed his UFC debut until earlier this year.

Before his fight last night, Liddell offered extraordinary praise.

“Now that he’s finally in the UFC he will make a run at the title very quickly," said Liddlell. "He can beat anyone in the top 5, including Jon Jones.”

With 17 straight wins, including two dominating perfomances in the UFC, there have have been calls for an immediate title shot at UFC Lightheavyweight Jon Jones.

At the UFC 153 post fight press conference, UFC President Dana White slowed things down, at least  a little.

“He put on a great fight against a tough guy and I have to give props to him,” said White. “Maldonado was unbelievably tough, and some of the shots he was taking were unbelievable.

“[Teixeira’s] going to have to fight one of the top guys before we start talking about title shots.”

For his part, Teixeira still wants to fight Quinton Jackson, who he was scheduled to fight at UFC 153, before an injury forced "Rampage" off the card.

“I’d like to fight Quinton Jackson,” said Teixeira. “I never talked s--- about him. He was my idol. I loved that guy coming up in Pride, but he says I was talking bad about him. I’m not talking bad about him. I’m not afraid of no man."

“Step in the ring with me, I’ll fight anyone.”

Who do you think Teixeira should fight next?


10/14/12 3:02 PM
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Glover/Rampage

10/14/12 3:06 PM
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Good plan but at the rate Jones fights at Glover may be up sooner than later.
10/14/12 3:18 PM
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Rampage would not have withstood the beating Glover dished out last night.
10/14/12 3:27 PM
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Good thing. Glover needs to fight some higher ranked opponents/contenders before shittle tat Phone Post
10/14/12 4:14 PM
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if he leaves his hands down like he did with Fabio then Rampage will put him to sleep
10/14/12 10:03 PM
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Would like to see him against a solid wrestler b4 sending him against the top dogs.

Depending on how he fairs against the Baders & Hammils of the world will lets us know if hes ready for Rashad & Jones.
10/15/12 12:07 AM
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Glover should fight Rashad...  Rampage should sign a new contract and coach tuf against chael.

10/15/12 6:42 AM
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Glover should fight Rashad...  Rampage should sign a new contract and coach tuf against chael.


That  might be interested from entertainment purposes but come on dude you really do not believe Rampage deserves a spot on the ultimate fighter at this moment. I like Rampage but he needs to show that he is still willing to make the sacrifices needed in the fight game.Rashad deserves a spot as a coach on the ultimate fighter at this moment in his career more so then Jackson.

 

I also do not want him ducking Glover. I do believe Glover should get the chance to show the world that Jacksons words where not based in reality in the slightest. For me Rashad is still the number two light heavyweight in the division currently and i do think Glover needs at least one other fight before moving into the top five light heavyweights.

 

So please bring on the Rampage Glover fight. It can happen ASAP.

10/15/12 7:06 AM
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Glover vs Rampage / Bader / Griffin / Hamill / Gustafson / Sonnen or Perosh - all good match ups prior to Jones!
10/15/12 7:14 AM
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Rampage was one of the worst TUF coaches ever. No way he ever gets on that show again.
That is about as likely as me ever watching that show again. Phone Post
10/15/12 10:40 AM
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Glover/Rampage


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10/15/12 11:48 AM
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Ttt for Dana, the #1 hardcore playa Phone Post
10/15/12 11:53 AM
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Glover should fight Rashad...  Rampage should sign a new contract and coach tuf against chael.


U must have missed TUF 10 and 7. Rampage is one of the worst coaches ever.

Answer todd duffee loser!!

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