by: Alok Nayak Image credit: UFC
After Jiri Prochazka relinquished the light heavyweight title due to a horrific shoulder injury, Glover Teixeira finds himself in a tricky situation.
Glover Teixeira reveals his frustration with Dana White kicking him out from the title picture in the main event of UFC 282.
"I told them I needed more time for this guy, that he has a different style. [Ankalaev] guy is a southpaw. I said, ‘What about fighting him in Brazil?’ They denied that and said they needed someone to fight in Vegas."- Glover stated.
Glover Teixeira wanted to fight Jan Blachowicz for the vacant title. However, UFC went ahead of Blachowhicz vs Ankalaev instead.
"Jan has a regular stance. Ankalaev is a totally different game. I need more time.”- Former champion Glover Teixeira stated.
MMA fans were certainly not happy with Glover Teixeira not fighting for the title and called out UFC on Twitter for disrespecting the former champion.
However, UFC 282 desperately needed a main event after Jiri Prochazka's exit and Blachowicz vs Ankalaev was the answer for UFC.
Glover Teixeira Battles Personal Feelings for UFC and Dana White After Being Robbed of a Title Shot at UFC 282!