Glover Teixeira doesn’t want to be on the same card as Alex Pereira.
Teixeira and Pereira are training partners – with the former light heavyweight champ – serving as a coach of sorts to Pereira. Yet, many teammates often want to be on the same UFC card as each other but Teixeira says that isn’t the case as he believes it would be too much.
Glover Teixeira’s Statement
“That’s a little bit too much,” Teixeira told MMA Junkie in an interview facilitated by one of his sponsors, Stake.com. “I like to be there for him and same thing, he likes to be there for me. That’s why he didn’t fly to Brazil because of this fight. He was trying to go back to Brazil right away, but then he’s like, ‘I’m going to wait for your fight,’ and then he waited around and (the cancellation) happened. We’re there for each other, but if it happens, it happens. It would be a beautiful thing. We’d deal with any situation.”
As of right now, the UFC has yet to book Teixeira and Pereira on the same card but if they did it would be a big event as the pay-per-view would likely have two titles on the line. Yet, as of right now, it doesn’t seem like it will happen, especially with Teixeira nearing the end of his career.
Glover Teixeira (33-8) is coming off a fifth-round submission loss to Jiri Prochazka in June to lose his light heavyweight title. The 43-year-old won the title back at UFC 267 in October of 2021 with the Brazilian submitting Jan Blachowicz. The Brazilian has been in the UFC since 2012 and holds notable wins over Thiago Santos, Anthony Smith, Jared Cannonier, Rashad Evans, and Ovince Saint Preux.
Alex Pereira (7-1) is coming off a TKO win over Israel Adesanya to become the new middleweight champ and is just 4-0 in the UFC. His other wins in the UFC are a KO win over Sean Strickland, a decision win over Bruno Silva, and a KO win over Andreas Michailidis.