Glover Teixeira Outlines Why He’d Like to Fight “Shogun” Rua Next
By FCF Staff
Following Glover Teixeira’s memorable victory over Karl Roberson at UFC Brooklyn last weekend, the light-heavyweight is calling for a bout with fellow Brazilian star, “Shogun” Rua.
Teixeira faced Roberson on Saturday’s main card, and although he was hurt by several elbows early on, he came back to submit Roberson with a first round, arm-triangle-choke. After the key win, Teixeira was asked about his plans for the future, and the 39-year-old had this to say about his desire to face Rua (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“Fighting in Brazil is my goal, especially if it could be the main event,” Teixeira said. “… And I’d love to have that fight with (Mauricio Rua). If ‘Shogun’ accepts that fight, I’d love to take that fight.”
“The way he fights, the way I fight – you know, we’re going to go in there and brawl,” Teixeira said. “‘Shogun,’ he’s a legend. We’re in this sport for this. We want to fight those guys. We want to fight the legend like Shogun. Dangerous, experienced guys. Everything, everything. He’s a legend, man. Who doesn’t want to fight ‘Shogun’?”
The 37-year-old Rua, meanwhile, is coming off a third round, stoppage win over Tyson Pedro in December.