“I always believed that I was going to get that belt,” Glover Teixeira talks about getting the title shot at an age of 41

The UFC veteran Glover Teixeira, talks about what motivates him to win the UFC title even at the age of 41 after getting booked for next shot.

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Glover Teixeira and Jan Blachowicz
Glover Teixeira and Jan Blachowicz

The UFC veteran Glover Teixeira is finally getting the title shot he deserves after being on a 5 fight winning streak. Teixeira is being targeted to face the Light Heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in September.

This is Teixeira’s second title shot, for the first time he faced the former Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, at UFC 172 in April 2014. In his latest fight against Thiago Santos, he submitted Santos and won the title shot.

Although, UFC presented the opportunity to Israel Adesanya first to challenge Blachowicz for his title and the champion gave Adesanya the first defeat of his MMA career. Now, its’ Teixeira’s turn to get his hands finally on the title.

Talking about this in his latest interview with AG Fight, Teixeira says, “I always believed that I was going to get that belt, that I was going to get there. I lost to the guys who fought for the belt afterward like Anthony Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson.”

“I hit the post several times and this fight with ‘Marreta’ was to remove that. He said to me, ‘This time, go.’ I managed to achieve this victory and always believing,” {H/T BJ Penn}

Glover Teixeira is finally getting what he dreamt off

Glover Teixeira
Glover Teixeira

The Brazilian submission specialist Glover Teixeira is finally getting his hard work pay off as he is getting another title shot at the age of 41 and he is very optimistic about it.

Teixeira added, “The road was long, more than seven years, but I was there and saw the chance. I won’t say it was easy. Now we are here again. I sought this dream with joy. We are getting experience with life. We do so much wrong that one time we get it right. I am in a peaceful moment. I just want things to flow to do what I love.”

This fight is going to be an easy win for Jan Blachowicz as said by many UFC fans but Glover Teixeira holds the record for most submission in UFC and in his last two fights against Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos he proved that age is just a number for him.

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