Glover Teixeira Disses Corey Anderson: I Stayed In The UFC, He Got Released

Glover Teixeira fired back at Bellator light heavyweight Corey Anderson for his recent comments. Last month, Anderson commented on Teixeira winning the UFC light heavyweight title. Anderson referred back to his decision win over Teixeira in 2018, saying he feels like the best 205-pounder in the world since he already holds a win over the…

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Glover Teixeira fired back at Bellator light heavyweight Corey Anderson for his recent comments.

Last month, Anderson commented on Teixeira winning the UFC light heavyweight title. Anderson referred back to his decision win over Teixeira in 2018, saying he feels like the best 205-pounder in the world since he already holds a win over the UFC title holder.

He also added that the victory was probably the easiest fight he’s ever had. This didn’t sit well with Teixeira, who offered his response during an interview with Trocação Franca

“If we have to fight again one day, of course I’m going to win, man. I’m way better now,” Glover Teixeira said. “I stayed in the organization and he was released, you know?

“He lost after that. He got knocked out by Blachowicz. He got knocked out by the man I took the belt from.

“He’s lucky he defeated me and can say it, but, man, that doesn’t bother me. I would rather watch birds sing. I won’t stress out over that, because that fight … everything is different today.

“That was four years ago, 2018. I’m the champion of the world now. Where was I ranked back then? He lost, had his lows here [in the UFC] and went to Bellator, but he’s doing fine now.”

Teixeira hasn’t lost since his defeat to Anderson in 2018. The Brazilian bounced back with a six-fight win streak, most of them coming by way of submission. His latest outing earned him the UFC light heavyweight title when he submitted Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 this past October.

As for Anderson, he was released from the UFC in 2020 upon request. Anderson was 5-1 since his win over Teixeira, which included three knockout finishes under the Bellator banner. However, his recent outing against Vadim Nemkov for the Bellator light heavyweight title resulted in a No Contest due to a clash of heads.

Nemkov suffered a bad cut that rendered him unable to continue. Therefore, Anderson’s quest for gold will have to continue just a bit further.

What do you make of Teixeira’s response to Anderson? And who do you think is truly the best light heavyweight in the world? Sound off in the comments!

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Corey Anderson Upset By Fedor’s Alleged Comments After Bellator 277

Bellator light heavyweight Corey Anderson had an alleged exchange with Fedor Emelianenko after a no-contest vs. Vadim Nemkov. The finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Finals at Bellator 277 came to a halt in Round 3 after an accidental clash of heads between Anderson and Nemkov. To that point in the fight,…

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Bellator light heavyweight Corey Anderson had an alleged exchange with Fedor Emelianenko after a no-contest vs. Vadim Nemkov.

The finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Finals at Bellator 277 came to a halt in Round 3 after an accidental clash of heads between Anderson and Nemkov. To that point in the fight, one could argue that Anderson was on his way to earning a win over the champion Nemkov.

Anderson made his mark in the fight with his wrestling by smothering Nemkov on the ground and controlling the pace of the bout. However, everything changed after Anderson and Nemkov hit heads during a scramble with seven seconds left in the third round.

If the infraction came in the fourth or fifth round, the fight would’ve been ruled a technical decision, with Anderson more than likely winning the bout.

During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Anderson revealed that Nemkov’s mentor, Emelianenko got into it with him following the fight’s abrupt conclusion.

“When I got worked up that’s cause of Fedor came in and said, ‘You don’t win. You headbutt. You don’t win.’ Like motherf***er, what?” Anderson said. “Excuse my language. Like, really Fedor? You gonna say that? So you’re trying to tell me I wasn’t beating your guy? I wasn’t winning this fight?”

Bellator President Scott Coker is already on record as saying that Anderson vs. Nemkov rematch will take place later this year. Anderson had won three straight fights in Bellator after a rocky end to his UFC tenure.

Emelianenko is a mentor to many Russian MMA stars, including Nemkov. He’s widely regarded as arguably the greatest heavyweight in the sport’s history.

Anderson will have the opportunity to put a stamp on his recent performance against Nemkov and earn the Grand Prix title. After one of the most unusual ends to a Bellator fight in recent memory, Anderson and Nemkov are both looking for finality in their rematch.

What is your prediction for the planned Corey Anderson vs. Vadim Nemkov rematch?

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Corey Anderson Upset By Fedor’s Alleged Comments After Bellator 277

Bellator light heavyweight Corey Anderson had an alleged exchange with Fedor Emelianenko after a no-contest vs. Vadim Nemkov. The finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Finals at Bellator 277 came to a halt in Round 3 after an accidental clash of heads between Anderson and Nemkov. To that point in the fight,…

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Bellator light heavyweight Corey Anderson had an alleged exchange with Fedor Emelianenko after a no-contest vs. Vadim Nemkov.

The finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Finals at Bellator 277 came to a halt in Round 3 after an accidental clash of heads between Anderson and Nemkov. To that point in the fight, one could argue that Anderson was on his way to earning a win over the champion Nemkov.

Anderson made his mark in the fight with his wrestling by smothering Nemkov on the ground and controlling the pace of the bout. However, everything changed after Anderson and Nemkov hit heads during a scramble with seven seconds left in the third round.

If the infraction came in the fourth or fifth round, the fight would’ve been ruled a technical decision, with Anderson more than likely winning the bout.

During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Anderson revealed that Nemkov’s mentor, Emelianenko got into it with him following the fight’s abrupt conclusion.

“When I got worked up that’s cause of Fedor came in and said, ‘You don’t win. You headbutt. You don’t win.’ Like motherf***er, what?” Anderson said. “Excuse my language. Like, really Fedor? You gonna say that? So you’re trying to tell me I wasn’t beating your guy? I wasn’t winning this fight?”

Bellator President Scott Coker is already on record as saying that Anderson vs. Nemkov rematch will take place later this year. Anderson had won three straight fights in Bellator after a rocky end to his UFC tenure.

Emelianenko is a mentor to many Russian MMA stars, including Nemkov. He’s widely regarded as arguably the greatest heavyweight in the sport’s history.

Anderson will have the opportunity to put a stamp on his recent performance against Nemkov and earn the Grand Prix title. After one of the most unusual ends to a Bellator fight in recent memory, Anderson and Nemkov are both looking for finality in their rematch.

What is your prediction for the planned Corey Anderson vs. Vadim Nemkov rematch?

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Corey Anderson Was Told He Had Won Bellator Fight for $1M Before No-Contest Ruling

Corey Anderson was five seconds away from  “I jump on the cage, I get excited,” Anderson said. “My mom is crying. My family in the crowd is jumping up and…

Corey Anderson was five seconds away from  “I jump on the cage, I get excited,” Anderson said. “My mom is crying. My family in the crowd is jumping up and…

Corey Anderson Reacts after Losing out on $1 Million and World Title at Bellator 277

Corey AndersonCorey Anderson gives his reaction to losing out on $1 million and a world title at Bellator 277. Corey Anderson faced off against Vadim Nemkov in the finals of Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix tournament for a million dollars and the Bellator light heavyweight title strap. Anderson was able to assert his dominance by […]

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Corey Anderson gives his reaction to losing out on $1 million and a world title at Bellator 277.

Corey Anderson faced off against Vadim Nemkov in the finals of Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix tournament for a million dollars and the Bellator light heavyweight title strap. Anderson was able to assert his dominance by grappling successfully up until the closing of the third round.

With only a few seconds left on the clock, Anderson accidentally banged heads with Nemkov which left a substantial cut above Nemkov’s left eye. While reports suggest that his coaches and Nemkov wanted the fight to carry on after the incident, Anderson brought the clash of the heads to the referee’s attention which resulted in the fight being called off and ruled a no contest.

Following the fight, ‘Overtime’ expressed his discontentment at the outcome before gathering himself to stay composed as he told Nemkov and his team that it wasn’t anybody’s fault. He then passionately shouted to the crowd, “I’m the f*cking champion.” (h/t BJPenn)

Corey Anderson reacts on social media

Corey Anderson took to Instagram to inform the fans that he doesn’t regret bringing attention to the clash of the heads.

“Biggest lesson of the night ‘being a good sport and/or person isn’t always the best decision’ but that’s not going to change me from being me. YES! I told the ref ‘we collided heads’ when he and my coaches told me to keep going cuz his eyes were red from the blood.

“It’s always a good time to do what’s right, even if it costs you a million dollars and a world title. And I still don’t think I would’ve handled it any differently.”

Anderson followed up on his reaction with another statement commanding respect for his name.

“You ain’t gotta like me… But put some respect on my name!”

Bellator president Scott Coker has already committed to a title rematch between Anderson and Nemkov likely to happen sometime this year.

Do you think Corey Anderson will win the rematch against Vadim Nemkov?

Jan Blachowicz Calls Corey Anderson A Coward And Quitter

Corey AndersonThe UFC light heavyweight champion did not mince his words about his old rival. On Saturday, after Corey Anderson knocked out Ryan Bader at Bellator 268, the conversation started about the best light heavyweight fighter. Bellator President Scott Coker believes that the winner of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament between champion Vadim […]

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The UFC light heavyweight champion did not mince his words about his old rival.

On Saturday, after Corey Anderson knocked out Ryan Bader at Bellator 268, the conversation started about the best light heavyweight fighter.

Bellator President Scott Coker believes that the winner of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament between champion Vadim Nemkov vs. Anderson will be the best 205er in the world.

Anderson already believes he is, and him holding a win over UFC champion Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira, who fight for the title next weekend at UFC 267, gives him some steam.

When Blachowicz got word about Anderson’s claim to being the best light heavyweight, he responded the following day.

Blachowicz knocked Corey Anderson out in their rematch at UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Blachowicz 2 in 2020. The fight was Anderson’s last fight in the UFC, and he would sign with Bellator six months later and has won all three of his fights by TKO.

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On Wednesday, Blachowicz spoke with MMA Fighting and continued to rail on Anderson, calling him a coward for leaving the UFC.

“I just want to put him on the ground again. The difference between him and I is when I lost the fight, I don’t quit because I’m not a quitter,” Blachowicz told Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting.

“He lost the fight, and he quit, he let it go. Maybe the pressure was too much, and he went to another place [Bellator]. Like I said, the second league. Now he is talking and barking; I don’t understand. Why doesn’t he stay in the UFC? He can say everything right now, you know, money. No, he is just a coward and a quitter.”

While the trilogy fight between Blachowicz and Anderson is out of the question, with the pair being in different promotions, the trash talk between them will not stop anytime soon.

Who would win the trilogy fight between Blachowicz and Anderson?