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Glover Teixeira om titelmatchen mot Jamahal Hill: Universum redde ut detMMA & UFC NYHETER – SVERIGE

Saker löste sig för Glover Teixeira (33-8) till slut ändå. Brassen kommer att få nästa titelmatch mot Jamahal Hill (11-1) efter lördagens antiklimatiska oavgjorda titelmöte mellan Jan Blachowicz och Magomed Ankalaev.

Glover Teixeira glad över att få gå titelmatchen mot Jamahal Hill

UFC-bossen Dana White kallade matchen för ”hemsk” och annonserade att nästa titelchans skulle gå till Glover Teixeira som möter Jamahal Hill om det vakanta lätt-tungviktsbältet på hemmaplan i Brasilien.

Det är inget dåligt för ett resultat för Teixeira som tackade nej till att möta Ankalaev på kort varsel. I en intervju med MMA Underground berättade Texieira att universum tycks ha rett ut allt till slut:

I keep saying this to everybody: People stress for no reason. Everybody asks me if I got mad. Of course I got upset on the day that I found out I’m not going to fight for the title, but I said, ‘I’m not going to let this bother me. Let’s live life. I’m healthy, I’m happy, life is great. I’m fighting for the belt [against] one of the winners.’ Because that’s the thing, I deserve to be here. I work my ass off, I fight my ass off, and here I am. Let the universe take care of things and do the right thing. Keep focused on your goal and the universe will take care of the rest.

Teixeira råkade befinna sig på plats vid det antiklimatiska eventet då han såg ut att möta segraren någon gång nästa år. Brassen berättade att han var hoppfull om att möta vinnaren redan i januari i Brasilien om matchen skulle avgöras snabbt. Teixeira behövde dock överge den tanken under matchens gång:

In my mind I was thinking the whole time, ‘This fight, turn around quick. The UFC needs a main event in Brazil. They might get one of those guys to fight in Brazil. Nobody said anything, but I was thinking that. But then it comes to the third round when Ankalaev had both legs hurt and Jan had a cut over his eye and I was like, ‘Okay, I guess Brazil is not going to happen.’ Then when I see Ankalaev winning the fight, I said, ‘Well, he’s going to win but it’s not going to be in Brazil.’ Then the craziness happens, that decision that nobody understood. But hey, like I said, let the universe take care of things. Glover, you’re fighting in Brazil. Let’s go!…

They just called me backstage, I got there and talked to Hunter and Mickey and they asked me and I said, ‘Let’s go.’ Before they said the opponent. They said, ‘You want to fight in Brazil for the belt?’ I said, ‘Let’s go! Whoever.

Tror Hill kommer bli en tuff motståndare

UFC snabba riktändring tog alla på sängen framförallt då Hill var bokad att möta Anthony Smith i mars. Hill kan bli en tuff utmaning för Teixeira och amerikanen med 11-1 i record har just nu tre raka segrar via knockout. Teixeira säger dock att han kommer göra det bästa av situationen:

He’s an incredible guy. Tough, tough opponent. Very good fighter. I’m just excited to be training for this, training to get the belt back, prove I’m the best in the world. That’s what I’m here for. I’m very excited. I just want to go out there and fight the best. I wish we had a winner in this fight, but let’s go. Vacant title is still on the line, and that’s it. You can’t take something from a man when he earns it. The vacant title was my shot. [Now] I’ve got to do the work. The universe did it, now I’ve got to do my part and train my ass off and take the belt and make history.

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