Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Glover Teixeira Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I’m a fighter. I’m a worker.
Cormier is an excellent fighter.
The guys I lost to always challenged the title, because they were, like, title eliminators. I lost to Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson and they fought for the belt. Then I won fights against really tough guys.
I’m an old school guy.
My way to fight is finish.
You do get injuries in this sport. More than in other sports.
I grew up watching ‘Vale Tudo’ and Marco Ruas. I fight imagining the bouts from a past generation, when everything was legal.
We never want anything bad to happen, especially to an athlete like Jon Jones.
I’m just living life, but I’m happy to still be fighting at 41. It’s something I like to do, so the more I can do this, the better.
I don’t like to leave anything in the hands of the judges.
Jose Aldo became champion when he was 22. I didn’t get into the gym for the first time until I was 22.
I always wanted to fight Cormier. He has this fighting style, he’s a warrior, I always wanted to fight someone like him, a guy like ‘Rampage,’ someone who moves forward and fights.
Seven years I worked in landscaping. It was a good job, I don’t complain. I liked going out to different houses every day, traveling.
Some people spar five days a week.
If they call me to fight Jon Jones, I’m ready to fight anyone in the UFC.
I’m not one of the guys that’s going to hold back and try to win on points.
That’s the secret, hit without getting hit.
To be honest, I’m not the kind of guy to think about the future in the long term.
I’m ready for anything they can put in front of me.
I grew up in a very small town, on a farm. There was not even a TV in my house at that time. I didn’t have much connection with the outside world and couldn’t see martial arts. When I was 10 or 12, that’s when we got our first TV. We only had maybe two channels. At 16 years old, I remember watching Marco Ruas on TV.
You have to keep improving.
Every fight has its rough spots, and I’m always looking for improve every facet.
I tell people for a long time, there are always other options in life. We have to do what we want.
Nobody trains ‘eye poke defense.’
I’m not greedy – I have a pretty good life. I don’t have an expensive lifestyle, so I can make my living teaching classes at my gym.
I was always a hard worker, and that’s why I got invited to come to America. My uncle actually said, ‘You’ve to go to America. You work like this in America, you’re gonna make a lot more money.’
This sport is brutal. This sport is a hard sport.
Jiu-jitsu is my strong suit, but I trust my wrestling and my striking.
The way people train is the most dangerous thing because we train, like, everyday.
Who doesn’t wanna be called champion and hang that belt on the wall, right?
A lot of fighters just go to the gym and spar or wrestle, but they forget about their conditioning. Things like that cause lots of injuries.
I beat Ryan Bader, and that beautiful knockout got me a shot at the title. That’s the kind of thing that puts you close to the top.
It’s so great to fight in the UFC because the whole staff, they treat you so well. The people are happy to work there.
I’m an aggressive fighter. I put on a show for the fans every time.
I have fought with ‘Rampage’ Jackson and I took him down easily. Honestly, I scored six takedowns effortlessly. I have fought Ryan Bader and I took him down too.
Little injuries are always happening, so you’ve just got to train through those. You’ve also got to have the right training partners, people you trust.
Jon Jones is at the top for a long time, can’t say enough about him.
I love to compete in Abu Dhabi. I’ve been there two times, in 2009 and 2011, and it was a great show. It’s a great way to stay sharp because you’re competing with the best grapplers in the world.
My jiu-jitsu style is definitely not the most entertaining one, so I’d rather do boxing and entertain the fans a little more.
I am Sobralia’s biggest idol now; people love and support me a lot there. There are always some people to criticize you, but that’s okay – 99.9 percent of the people there support me.
The past is the past, and I can’t go back in time to change anything.
I want to be remembered as a fighter who gives it his all.
I see some people complain about Dana; I’ve got no complaints about Dana.
I’ll never give myself an A since I ask a lot from myself.
I think Cormier and I would be a great fight. I will do everything I can to make it happen.
You look at the staff, the whole staff, from the security to the nutritionists, everybody. Everybody’s happy. They want to be there. They look like they want to be in the UFC.
Guys want to make a name for themselves, they look at my age and think they will run over me. It’s not like that, though. I’m tougher than that.
I’m not fighting for the money. Of course, money is good, but if I don’t feel like going to the gym anymore, I can stop fighting and do something else.
It’s a dream of mine to win the division’s belt.
In boxing, you have the 10-second count but we don’t have it in MMA, and that’s what makes this sport better.
I train with top guys like Chuck Liddell and Lyoto Machida, I have trained with Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, and nobody have ever dominated me.
Every phenom goes down one day.
There are always holes in anyone’s game.
McGregor sells the show and fights well, he’s a real athlete who doesn’t get out of shape and is always training.
I used to love martial arts movies starring Bruce Lee and Jean Claude Van Damme. In one of Van Damme’s movies, he would break a pine tree. I would kick banana trees because I used to live on a farm. My father would get mad at me because I would break all of the banana trees around.
When I came to the United States, I saw a lot of Mike Tyson. I would stay up and watch all of the Mike Tyson fights. A friend here said, ‘You got to do Jiu-Jitsu. That’s the thing.’ I said, ‘C’mon, Jiu-Jitsu would never beat Mike Tyson.’ So, he showed me the Royce Gracie tape. I was so impressed with the thing.
I will always fight tough fights, and that’s what I need in order to get to the belt.
I want Shogun because he’s a legend of the sport. I respect him very much. He has good style and it matches with mine. I want to fight him in Brazil.
I take care of business.
I just keep getting better and keep learning. Keep an open mind, and live in the moment, and love what I do. Discipline myself, and hard work.
I’m like those gladiators from the past.
A true champion is a true champion. They go fight and win or lose, give it their all.
Jon Jones is the best fighter in history.
I love the USADA.
I don’t put much pressure on myself, because I’m strong mentally.
I’m a guy who looks to put the pressure and come out with the knockout or the submission.