Dana White on Glover Teixeira’s Title Plea: “He’s Not Wrong”


The UFC has once again put on another big night of fighting in the APEX arena for UFC Vegas 13 aka UFC on ESPN + 40. But unfortunately for Glover Teixeira and the rest of the gladiators who fought him, it seems. that the event did not garner the kind of interest or audience it deserved in hindsight. It’s just the reality of the situation looking at the metrics visible on the internet.

This reality is the second biggest hurdle ahead of Glover Teixeira who gets a light heavyweight title shot after his win over Thiago Santos (watch the finish here).

The first one? Israel Adesanya, the middleweight champion. The man whose latest pay-per-view against Paulo Costa moved more than 700,000 units. The man whose quest for the 205-pound belt is more of a pit stop en route to a crazy superfight with Jon Jones than anything else.

With so much money to be made out of it all, there is simply no way that Teixeira’s victory last night will get him to the next title. But after his victory, Glover made his case.

“Dana White, come on man!” Said Teixeira. “I am an old man here. Are you gonna give Adesanya a chance and keep me waiting, man? Come on man, five fights in a row beating these young guys, it’s not easy! Give me that title, man!

“My last five fights, I got four finishes,” Glover added at the post-fight press conference. “Top contenders, the last two guys went to decisions with Jon Jones and I was able to finish them. I want to be able to prove myself. “

UFC president Dana White couldn’t disagree with any of this.

“He’s not wrong, you know what I mean?” White said. “’I deserve this shot,’ he’s been here forever, he’s on a roll, he looked great tonight. And the funny thing is every time I count this guy and think, “I don’t know if he got it,” he proves me wrong. He looked amazing tonight.

“This is something we have to understand,” White said when asked if there was a possibility that Teixeira was missing out. “But I heard him and I agree with him, and I take him seriously. I’m not going to doubt this guy anymore.

Just a reminder that “He’s not wrong” is something people say when someone is right, but it doesn’t change the reality of the situation. The reality of the situation is that Israel Adesanya is fighting Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title next.


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