Glover Teixeira, who trains under John Hackleman at “The Pit” in San Luis Obispo and is a teammate of former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, has revealed that his next fight is expected to take place with the UFC.
Teixeira made the comments during a video interview with InTheGuard.tv. The UFC has yet to confirm the signing.
“I’ve always loved to have fought in the UFC and now actually my dream is going to come true,” the native Brazilian said. “I’m going to be fighting in the UFC, probably in my next fight. I’ve been having visa problems in the United States. That’s why I am here, taking care of everything. And soon as I am back I’ll be ready to go and fight with the big boys.”
If the Teixeira’s statement is accurate, he will make a strong addition to an already stacked 205 lbs. division in the UFC. He has long been considered one of the top unsigned light heavyweight fighters in the world and had been rumored to be a part of the cast for the upcoming eighth installment of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Teixeira improved his national profile with a first round TKO over Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at 1:41 of round 1 during WEC 24 in 2006. He also holds another win over a UFC fighter having recorded a decision victory over Matt Horwich at Sportfight 3 in 2004.