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Tributes pour in for Glover Teixeira after former UFC champion announces retirement from MMA


At UFC 283, after losing to Jamahal Hill by unanimous decision, Glover Teixeira announced the end of his MMA career. The Brazilian, who had lost the title to Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275, was making an attempt to get it back, but he was outmatched from the opening bell until the end of the fifth round.

Teixeira’s career has been amazing, and he leaves the sport with a 33-9 record. Additionally, he is the light heavyweight champion with the most finishes and submissions in UFC history. After he announced his retirement, fans and competitors alike showed their admiration for the Brazilian by flooding Twitter with accolades.

Jiri Prochazka and Thiago Santos, two former rivals, tweeted the following:

“Congratulations to @gloverteixeira for a job well done. It was an honour for me to share the octagon with you, my friend, as you are a wonderful and true champ.”

“Well, it had to happen sometime, and for my friend @gloverteixeira, that time has come. My friend, you exemplify a warrior. Sure, you’re too rough for your own good, but that’s just how you are! Greetings on a successful career. You are a champion now and always.”

Michael Bisping commends the grit Glover Teixeira displayed at UFC 283

Jamahal Hill decisively defeated Glover Teixeira in the UFC 283 main event. Hill delivered a barrage of punches, knees to the body, and devastating head kicks, and referee Marc Goddard came dangerously near to calling the fight off on several occasions.

It’s difficult to put a price on Glover Teixeira’s heart and tenacity. The Brazilian never wavered as he marched Hill down until the last bell, even with wounds and bruises covering his face.

Michael Bisping pondered on the contest and lauded the Brazilian’s tenacity and perseverance:

“I have the utmost regard for Glover Teixeira. He is a living legend for what he just accomplished, what he had to undergo, and the tenacity he displayed. He was being beaten to a pulp, his face was being broken, and his eyes were bleeding. Did the man quit trying? Did he pause? try to find a way out? No. He kept on fighting, minute after minute.”

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