Glover Teixeira delivers some ground-and-pound on Quinton Jackson at UFC on Fox 6 - Esther Lin for MMA Fighting
In his three fights with the UFC, Glover Teixeira submitted Kyle Kingsbury in under two minutes, forced a doctor's stoppage against Fabio Maldonado after inflicting punishment with his strikes and then went toe-to-toe for 15 minutes against former champion Quinton Jackson. That right there is enough to warrant Pedro Rizzo calling Glover the most 'complete' fighter in the light heavyweight division.
It seems people can't stop singing praises towards Glover Teixeira's way these days.
After Chael Sonnen labeled Glover the 'toughest' fight currently for any 205-pound fighter on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster, long-time mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Pedro Rizzo now joins "The American Gangster" in boasting about just how good of a talent the Brazilian really is.
After Teixeira picked up his third straight win inside the Octagon (18 straight overall) against Quinton Jackson at UFC on FOX 6, "The Rock" has no doubt Glover is the most ‘complete' fighter competing at 205-pounds and declares he will be champion soon.
His words to Tatame:
"Glover is doing everything that he had spoken for three years. He will be champion. This fight was just another step. He has a heart of a lion, and handle a complete guy. (Glover) exchanged with the Rampage, knocked him down, is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu. For me, he's the most complete guy in the category. He deserves a lot. Went through a lot in life and remained the focus. He wants to be champion and is difficult to stop it that way."
Sure, there may be some bias in Rizzo's assessment seeing as how "The Rock" is one of Glover's trainers, but, nevertheless, in his three bouts since joining the UFC last year, Teixeira has shown his hype is warranted as he has displayed a diverse fight game; proving he can go the distance, submit and punish his opponents.
Now that Glover's stock and name value have risen substantially after besting a former UFC light heavyweight champion, who should the Brazilian face next?