Recently, while covering UFC on Fuel TV 10 in Fortaleza, Brazil, The MMA Corner’s Aline Baktchejian Djehdian spoke with  UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira.

The pair discussed Teixeira’s wrestling attack and who he’d like to face next.

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Talk a little bit about your wrestling.

No doubt what made the difference was training with Chuck Liddell, as I did with my very wrestling. It was the difference.

You debuted only one year ago in the promotion. Where do you see yourself?

I see that my climb was pretty quick, did four fights, had no injuries and was able to make good fights. I was able to rise to the top very quickly. I believe that in another year, I’ll have a chance to fight for the belt.

Is there any fighter you’d like to face?

I don’t really mind who I fight. I prefer to fight the top guys, but do not have a more specific name.

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Você tem um wrestling afiado fale um pouco a respeito

Sem dúvidas o que fez a diferença foi treinar com o Chuck Lidell, pois fez com que eu aprimorasse muito meu wrestling. Foi o diferencial.

Você estreou à apenas um ano como você se vê na categoria?

Eu vejo que minha subida foi bem rápida, fiz quatro lutas, não tive nenhuma lesão e consegui fazer boas lutas. Foi realmente bem rápido eu chegar ali no topo. Acredito que mais um ano eu vou ter a chance  de disputar o cinturão.

Tem algum lutador que você queira enfrentar em sua categoria?

Não tem, eu não me importo muito com isso, prefiro lutar com os tops, mais não tenho um nome especifico.


Photo: Glover Teixeira (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

About The Author

Aline Bak
Staff Writer, Brazil

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Aline began watching MMA with her father during the heyday of Pride in the early 2000's. Her passion for the sport soon turned to the UFC not long after. After attending UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro and UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Aline was asked to recount her experience for Tatame—one of Brazil's biggest media outlets—and thus began her writing career. In addition to her work for The MMA Corner, she maintains her own site about MMA.