Glover Teixeira Signs Multi-Fight Contract with UFC, Debuts vs. Kingsbury

One of the highly regarded light heavyweights outside the Zuffa banner, Glover Teixeira will finally get his shot at the big times after it was revealed he signed a multi-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will debut against “Ultimate Fighter” season eight cast member, Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 26th, 2012.

Teixeira, speaking via Sherdog.com, said:

“My debut will be around the end of May, I think, at an event in Las Vegas or Virginia, but I have no opponent. I’m very happy with it all. When I resolved my visa problems, it was a great joy, because I imagined I would sign with the UFC once everything was well underway. Now it’s another level of competition, since all the athletes there are very strong, and I’ll always be told well in advance so I can train and be at 100 percent for the fights.”

“There’s no standing and waiting, so I kept fighting in Brazil. Many people asked why I was risking it, since I could soon sign with the UFC, and I said it was better to always be fighting, keeping the pace. And if I fought and lost in Brazil, it might not be my time to fight in the UFC, but thank God, I got in and had great results.”

“I’m leaving the US and going back to Brazil on March 2 to train for this fight. I need to have eight to 10 weeks to prepare. I’ll train with the staff at the Manguinhos Refinery with Pedro Rizzo running drills, and even Master Claudio Coelho should be there to help train. It’ll be great! I know I won’t have it easy in the UFC, but whoever they put me against, I’ll try to do well and get good wins. Whatever comes, I’ll be ready.”

About William Smith

After watching the first Ultimate Fighting Championship I became instantly hooked. I've been a huge fan of the sport of MMA ever since. Haven't missed a UFC event & thanks to fight pass I've witnessed some of the all time greatest fighter & athletes the sport through Pride, Strikeforce, WEC, Glory, Pacrase, EliteXC.............. I resently joined MMA-paradise.com & will use this site to continue to bring the latest news from the world of MMA to all our loyal followers.