Glover Teixeira Already Preparing For First-Time Light Heavyweight Title Defense
Glover Teixeira dethroned Polish power, Jan Blachowicz, at UFC 267.
The 42-year-old stunned the world by becoming one of the oldest competitors to win their first UFC championship.
Teixeira made it clear that he isn’t about to slow down now that he’s the 205-pound champion. He has already begun preparing his first championship defense and has even chosen a name.
“For sure in Brazil,” Teixeira told Sherdog.
“It’s meant to be. I (said) right after my fight with Blachowicz…in a perfect scenario would be May for myself because I want to relax, enjoy this moment, and that was a hard year for me—hardcore, focused 100% for the fight. I want a few months off, a couple months off, and I want to get back (training) beginning of January.”
“…. I told everybody May would be perfect time. And May is the card in Brazil. Who knows? Maybe it’s a possibility, and it’d be fun.”
Teixeira’s win over Blachowicz was his 33rd of the season.
When Teixeira suffered his third loss in five fights in 2018, many thought he was done.
Jiri Procházka has already been mentioned as a possible opponent.
Procházka is the No. 2-ranked light heavyweight in the world, trailing only Blachowicz, making him the most likely candidate.
Whoever is up next for the light heavyweight champion, he said he’ll be ready.