MMA stalwart Glover Teixeira announced his retirement from UFC after losing to Jamahal Hill at UFC 282 in his home country Brazil. Fighting for the Light Heavyweight title, Hill and Teixeria went through a slugfest where the Chicago native managed to dominate the oldest UFC Champion with a barrage of powerful strikes.
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But the Cara de Sapato managed to hold ground and take Hill for all five rounds. As the final round ended and the results were announced, Glover Teixeira took off his gloves and placed them in the center of the octagon to symbolise the end of his illustrious MMA career.
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While talking to Daniel Cormier in his post-fight interview, Teixeira talked about how he wants to join fellow Brazilian pugilist Maurício Rua and hang his boots. He said, "I think I'm too tough for my own good, I'm too tough for my own health... It's an honour to retire on the same night as Shogun Rua"
After the announcement, Teixeira made a heartwarming gesture as he told the crowd that he will be walking out with Jamahal Hill as a sign of respect towards the new champion. He said, "I saw you throwing things at the last champion [Brandon Moreno], I'm going to walk back with Jamahal Hill. Respect him"
After UFC 283, Teixeira ended an incredible fighting career that spanned over two decades. The 43-year-old was part of the Brazilian National Wrestling Team and has fought in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, and Shooto. In this span, Teixeira has an MMA record of 42 fights with 33 wins and nine losses.
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