Glover Teixeira Scolds Paulo Costa For His Recent Social Media Antics

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Glover Teixeira isn’t happy with his Brazilian colleague Paulo Costa’s recent social media banter. Teixeira is widely regarded as one of the most respected competitors in MMA today. He earned the light heavyweight title over Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 before losing his belt to Ji?í Procházka at UFC 275….

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Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Glover Teixeira isn’t happy with his Brazilian colleague Paulo Costa’s recent social media banter.

Teixeira is widely regarded as one of the most respected competitors in MMA today. He earned the light heavyweight title over Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 before losing his belt to Ji?í Procházka at UFC 275.

Costa is just weeks away from a return to the Octagon against former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 278. He’s coming off of back-to-back losses to Marvin Vettori and Israel Adesanya.

Amidst his recent struggles in the cage, Costa has managed to make a name for himself on social media. He often posts humorous tweets but also isn’t afraid to take shots at Brazilian fighters such as Charles Oliveira who suffer fallbacks in their careers.

In a recent interview with Ag.Fight, Teixeira explained why he’s disappointed in how Costa conducts himself on social media and his trolling of fellow Brazilians.

“The guy sees it and he’s like, ‘Damn man, this is the way. I’m really not winning a shit, not even hitting the weight or doing any shit. I’m like the worst professional, so what am I going to do here?’ That’s the way out, creating controversy,” Teixeira said of Costa. “Calling the guy, putting the guy down when he is at the worst moment of his life. ‘Oo oh, Charles lost his belt’, Talking shit, you know?! Because it will sell, because it will sell. He already knows that.” (h/t SportsKeeda)

Teixeira is referring to a recent tweet from Costa in which he mocked Oliveira’s inability to speak English, along with other Brazilian fighters such as José Aldo and former UFC champion Anderson Silva.

Costa also mocked Oliveira’s weight miss before his fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC 274.

In a separate interview with ESPN Brazil, Teixeira clarified his stance when it comes to Costa’s trolling.

“I’m not saying he’s right or wrong,” Teixeira opined. “If we’re talking about money and followers, he’s right. It’s not my goal to have followers. My goal was always to be the best fighter in the world. When I retire from fighting, I’ll delete all my social media and start over.”

Despite recent retirement talk, Teixeira seems fixated on a return to the UFC later this year. He could get another light heavyweight title shot with a win in his next appearance.

Costa has rubbed some fighters, including Teixeira, the wrong way with his recent behavior. He entered the week of his fight with Vettori badly overweight, which forced the UFC to make the previously scheduled middleweight bout a 205lb main event.

While Costa can be seen as an entertaining follow on social media, Teixeira believes that Costa should focus on getting back on track in his UFC career.

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Chael Sonnen Gives Glover Teixeira A Lesson In Forcing A Rematch

Chael Sonnen believes that recently dethroned UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira may have blown his chance to force an immediate rematch against new champion Ji?í Procházka. This past weekend at UFC 275, Teixeira’s once-unlikely reign came to an end at the hands of “Denisa” in Singapore. But the Brazilian’s removal from the top step of…

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Chael Sonnen believes that recently dethroned UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira may have blown his chance to force an immediate rematch against new champion Ji?í Procházka.

This past weekend at UFC 275, Teixeira’s once-unlikely reign came to an end at the hands of “Denisa” in Singapore. But the Brazilian’s removal from the top step of the 205-pound ladder didn’t come without a fight.

The pair went back and forth across a five-round headliner that will certainly be picking up a host of Fight of the Year awards come the end of 2022 and will likely even find a place in the overall discussion of all-time MMA bouts.

After falling to defeat via submission just 28 seconds before he was certain to hear ‘and still’ courtesy of the judges’ scorecards, Teixeira took to Twitter to call for an immediate rematch.

But the manner in which the now-former champion did so, Sonnen says, hasn’t helped his chances.

During a recent video uploaded to his YouTube channel, the former two-division UFC title challenger noted the importance of the 48-hour post-fight period when it comes to fighters making their voices and intentions heard.

According to Sonnen, simply asking Procházka and UFC President Dana White for a rematch online was nowhere near impactful enough from Teixeira.

“A little wind has been taken out of the sail of the idea that Glover Teixeira’s gonna be given an immediate rematch,” suggested Sonnen. “The most that Glover has done to get himself the immediate rematch is he tweeted out the word ‘rematch’ with a question mark… That is the most that he’s done. I must tell you, it’s (rematch claim) not gonna get stronger as days go by. That is not how rematches work. Everything is hot right now. You have exactly 48 hours after a fight, exactly.

“Sunday’s a travel day, there’s no media covering things. Then on Monday… Monday became a big media day for MMA, and they’re not going forward, they’re still going back. When Tuesday rolls around, the news cycle for what’s next is in full effect. So, you only have two days to get this done,” added Sonnen. “You’ve got to build that fire… It’s not the case here. It’s just not. Glover asking for a rematch… That’s not Glover’s strong point.”

Sonnen Questions Teixeira’s Question

Sonnen, who knows a thing or two about rematches having faced Paul Filho twice in WEC and the legendary Anderson Silva twice inside the Octagon, proceeded to give the Brazilian veteran a lesson in the art of persuasion.

According to the 45-year-old, Teixeira should have publicly implied that Procházka ‘owes’ him a rematch after being given the opportunity to win the belt by him in the first place. Sonnen suggested that he’s never seen the use of emotional “leverage” fail.

“I think that Glover should have tried everything in the book, including emotionally leveraging Procházka, ‘I gave you an opportunity. You’re a dude with a weird haircut and a name people can’t pronounce. We were the most unanticipated main event of 2022, but I still gave you the opportunity. You must return that to me,’” Sonnen demonstrated. “I’ve never seen anyone make that argument and have it denied.”

Whether it would have been successful or not, Sonnen has no doubt that it would have proven to be more effective than Teixeira’s tweet, which he branded as “weak” and the reason why an immediate rematch is now unlikely.

“That is every bit as effective as sending out a tweet that says, ‘Rematch?’ The question mark is what screwed that up,” claimed Sonnen. “Any kind of a power position, any kind of toughness, you take away when you put a question mark. Who asks questions? … To me, it’s just a very weak position.

“Question mark? You were the light heavyweight champion of the world 48 hours ago. God’s got seven billion men on this Earth, you were strongest of all of them 48 hours ago. Now you’re asking questions on social media?” Sonnen added. “The rematch is not going to happen, not immediately. You have 48 hours to make those things happen. This is going to be a distant memory.”

One man who’s certainly been more stern in demanding a shot is Teixeira’s fellow former titleholder Jan Blachowicz. While the nature of the Pole’s latest victory would perhaps convince some that he’s yet to earn a chance at title redemption, it hasn’t stopped Blachowicz from staking his claim.

As well as traveling to Singapore for UFC 275, Blachowicz had a heated interaction with the new champ post-fight and pitched an all-European championship collision in post-event interviews and on social media.

The other threat to Teixeira’s rematch hopes is the upcoming fight between top-five contenders Anthony Smith and Magomed Ankalaev. The UFC President hinted last week that the victor will likely challenge for the title next, a belief that was also recently shared by Smith.

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Ji?í Procházka Explains ‘Tapping’ During Teixeira Fight

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ji?í Procházka has explained his ‘taps’ against Glover Teixeira at UFC 275, admitting he was playing a “dangerous” game. This past weekend, Procházka capped off a memorable three-fight run inside the Octagon with championship glory. While his fists had done the job in his previous two outings, sending Volkan Oezdemir and…

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UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ji?í Procházka has explained his ‘taps’ against Glover Teixeira at UFC 275, admitting he was playing a “dangerous” game.

This past weekend, Procházka capped off a memorable three-fight run inside the Octagon with championship glory. While his fists had done the job in his previous two outings, sending Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes to sleep, Teixeira was built different in Singapore.

But in a fifth round where a finish was required to prevent the Brazilian retaining the gold, “Denisa” pulled something special out the bag, becoming the first man to submit Teixeira in professional MMA. With his last-gasp win, Procházka etched his name in UFC history as the promotion’s first titleholder from the Czech Republic.

Prior to his arrival on MMA’s biggest stage, Procházka built a reputation as a brutal knockout artist, but also one whose style was unique and somewhat flamboyant inside the cage.

While that was evident in his debut and sophomore appearances, the champ’s third walk to the cage saw him play a self-professed “dangerous” game inside the Octagon.

Throughout the memorable main event, “Denisa” found himself on his back and eating vicious elbows. Like the madman he is, the 29-year-old often responded by smiling and encouraging Teixeira to give him more. One way he did that was by playfully tapping the Brazilian on the back.

With many highlighting the taps on social media post-fight, Procházka sought to explain them during an appearance on The MMA Hour. While most, including referee Marc Goddard, acknowledged the faux nature of the patting, “Denisa” is aware of the risks and seemingly won’t be replicating them in future fights.

“I did that because I tried to push him, like to push him to give me more, give me more, show me more,” said Procházka. “Because I tried to make him (make) some action, and I wait for that action to do some (techniques) to reverse it. And that’s why I do I did that. Not for tapping, just for a strategy, but it was very dangerous. Now I realized that.

“Maybe (I’ll do it again), but not in the same (way), like with the same moves. Not with tapping.” (h/t MMA Fighting)

Had Goddard not been more aware, perhaps we’d have had a Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cu?elaba 1 situation on our hands…

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Ali Abdelaziz Backs Kamaru Usman To Defeat Jiri Prochazka, Glover Teixeira In Potential Title Fight

Kamaru UsmanMost definitely going to bat for his client, Dominance MMA manager, Ali Abdelaziz has claimed that undisputed welterweight best and pound-for-pound number one, Kamaru Usman would defeat any combination of Jiri Prochazka, as well as former champions, Glover Teixeira, and Jan Blachowicz to become the light heavyweight champion. Kamaru Usman draws Leon Edwards in a […]

Kamaru Usman

Most definitely going to bat for his client, Dominance MMA manager, Ali Abdelaziz has claimed that undisputed welterweight best and pound-for-pound number one, Kamaru Usman would defeat any combination of Jiri Prochazka, as well as former champions, Glover Teixeira, and Jan Blachowicz to become the light heavyweight champion.

Kamaru Usman draws Leon Edwards in a title rematch at UFC 278 in August

Usman, who has spent the entirety of his UFC run as a welterweight, is set to return to the Octagon in the main event of UFC 278 on August 20. in Salt Lake City – rematching the surging #2 ranked, Leon Edwards in a bid to land successful title defense number six.

The Auchi native had previously detailed how he had intended to eventually skip a middleweight division move and move all the way to 205lbs – with sights fixed on clashing with the aforenoted, Blachowicz, before his title loss to Teixeira.

However, off the back of Teixeira’s own championship defeat against Czech Republic finisher, Prochazka at UFC 275 last Saturday, Abdelaziz claims Usman would defeat any of the trio to land his second Octagon title.

“I just rewatched the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (fight), I believe @USMAN84kg (Kamaru Usman) will beat Jiri (Prochazka), Jan (Blachowicz) and Glover (Teixeira),” Ali Abdelaziz tweeted. “Not trash talking, but this is real.” 

In a follow-up post, Abdelaziz claimed that Usman was never supposed to achieve welterweight spoils, and because he has, it gives him solace that he can land light heavyweight helpings.

“He (Kamaru Usman) wasn’t supposed to be here and he’s the king now (sunglasses emoji) (Nigerian flag emoji),” Ali Abdelaziz tweeted.

During his run as undisputed welterweight champion, Usman has managed to land five successful defenses of the throne – handing a pair of losses to both Jorge Masvidal, and Colby Covington, as well as a knockout win over former Sanford MMA training partner, Gilbert Burns.

Glover Teixeira Believes Weight Cut Effected UFC 275 Performance: ‘I Was Vomiting’

Glover TeixeiraGlover Teixeira has speculated that an unusual weight cut and subsequent recovery may be to blame for his wilting in his UFC 275 headliner against Jiri Prochazka last weekend in Singapore – detailing how he had vomited following his cut to championship weight, and insisting that the recovery process was largely different from prior career […]

Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira has speculated that an unusual weight cut and subsequent recovery may be to blame for his wilting in his UFC 275 headliner against Jiri Prochazka last weekend in Singapore – detailing how he had vomited following his cut to championship weight, and insisting that the recovery process was largely different from prior career cuts.

Teixeira, a native of Minas Gerais, headlined UFC 275 at the Singapore Indoor Arena on Saturday against Czech challenger, Prochazka, suffering an undisputed light heavyweight title loss to the promotional perfect finisher, courtesy of a last round rear-naked choke.

Turning in a splendid performance against Prochazka during the majority of the five round back-and-forth, Teixeira ultimately fell victim to a rear-naked choke – without hooks, in the final seconds of the fifth round following a messy scramble.

Following the loss, Teixeira admitted that he had likely gassed during the final moments of the round and fight as a whole. And he now speculates that an unfamiliar recovery process, which included vomiting was partly to blame for his sudden cardio dump.

“Even though it was 9:30 at night (in Singapore), I cut the weight at 3:00 in the afternoon and stayed until 9:30 at night without drinking water, without anything,” Glover Teixeira told Brazilian outlet, Combate following UFC 275. “And then when I started to recover, I started to vomit, I started to vomit… I felt like vomiting. I couldn’t do the interview (with Megan Olivi) after the weigh-in and that got in the way, got in the way in the fifth round there.”

“I always talk to my students, ‘The weight cut will get in your way, if it’s a tough, five round fight, it will get in your way.’” Glover Teixeira said. “And it got in the way, I think that was it… I’ve never had a recovery like this.”

Whilst placing blame on his weight cut, Teixeira insisted that he was taking responsibility for his own defeat against Prochazka.

“The fight was brutal, I got tired, as I told you, I don’t want to blame my camp, I can do the fight again, and I can get tired again,” Glover Teixeira said. “… If I didn’t lose the weight right, he (Jiri Prochazka) did better than me, you know? If I didn’t lose the weight properly, it was my fault, that’s what I’m talking about, that I have to adjust, so it was totally my fault. I might be blaming it on the weight – I’m blaming the weight, but I’m taking responsibility for myself.” 

Glover Teixeira campaigns for a title re-run against Jiri Prochazka

Despite his stoppage loss to newly-minted undisputed champion, Prochazka, Teixeira is adamant that he wants to share the Octagon with the Brno favorite in an immediate championship rematch next.