Glover Teixeira and Josh Rosenthal. Photo courtesy of the PFC.
World Extreme Cagefighting veteran Glover Teixeira revealed that he has signed a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in a recent interview with IntheGuard.tv. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and the UFC has yet to officially confirm the signing.
Teixeira trains out of The Pit in San Luis Obispo, California along with trainer John Hackleman, former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, WEC veteran Antonio Banuelos, and former K-1 kickboxer Scott Lighty.
“I signed a contract with the UFC so now my dreams will be coming true,” Teixeira said during the interview. “I’ve had visa problems so that’s why I’m here [in Brazil], but after we get this taken care of, I think that I’ll be in the UFC for my next fight with the big boys.”
Teixeira is widely known as the first fighter to defeat former PRIDE standout Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. He also has gone the distance with one-time “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Ed Herman and owns wins over Matt Horwich and Jorge Oliveira as well.
HT: MMA Mania
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