Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Brazilian Glover Teixeira explains why he decided to end his professional career as a fighter.
I don’t want to fight if it’s not for the title anymore, if it’s not for me to be the best in the world anymore. I’m always this guy that preaches you’ve got to live with purpose in life. Money is great when you have purpose. If I’m going to do it for the money, I do something easy. I box a guy my age or something. Then it would be different than fighting young guys in the UFC for the light heavyweight championship.
Recall, Teixeira had his last fight of his career against Jamahal Hill at UFC 283. After five rounds, the judges gave the victory to Hill. After the tournament, Glover announced he was retiring.
Teixeira, 43, had previously fought at UFC 275 in June 2022, losing to Jiri Prochazka by choking in the fifth round. He has 33 wins and nine losses on his record.