Teixeira (32-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) beat Thiago Santos (21-8 MMA, 13-7 UFC) in Saturday’s mild heavyweight headliner at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, netting a fourth-spherical TKO to increase his profitable streak to five fights.
At 41, Teixeira is in the very best kind of his occupation. He created a passionate plea to be the up coming gentleman to problem reigning 205-pound titleholder Jan Blachowicz, but the marketing introduced just just one 7 days back that middleweight champ Israel Adesanya is on deck as he pursues a 2nd belt.
It is possible Teixeira’s functionality could serve as a sport-changer, even though. UFC president Dana White mentioned immediately after the party that Teixeira has pressured him to rethink the scenario.
“I was sitting listening to him give his interview – he’s not completely wrong,” White instructed Laura Sanko on the UFC on ESPN+ 40 article-struggle present. “It’s like, ‘I deserve the shot, I’ve been in this article for good.’ He’s on a streak, he appeared wonderful tonight. What is humorous is, every single time I depend this dude and feel that I really do not know if you received it in you, he proves me completely wrong. He looked incredible tonight.”
Blachowicz weighed in on the situation, and he didn’t rule out the chance of preventing Teixeira up coming. According to the Polish titleholder, he’s not ready to fight before March thanks to the impending arrival of his first little one early up coming year.
If for some reason the timelines really do not matchup, Blachowicz wrote on social media that he’d be inclined to transform class and fight the Brazilian (through Twitter):
If Adesanya won’t be able to hold out until March, let us go 👊 #UFCVegas13
— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) November 8, 2020
Wonderful struggle and outstanding run by @gloverteixeira. You entirely ought to have to struggle for the title and get style of the #LegendaryPolishPower.
If Adesanya can not wait around until March, let’s go 👊 #UFCVegas13
There is seemingly no definitive strategy established for Blachowicz’s future struggle. That is very good news for Teixeira, and White reiterated he’s received some wondering to do.
“That’s one thing we need to have to figure out,” White stated. “But I listened to him and I agree with him and I’m taking him serious. So, yeah. I’m not going to doubt this male any more.”