An ode to Glover Teixeira, one of the most underrated fighters ever

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  1. K-po

    K-po Orange Belt

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    Glover's resume is nothing short of fantastic and barring the first few years of his career, he has only ever lost to elite fighters, e.g. Jones, Rumble, and Davis.

    The incredible thing is....he turns 41 next year and is still going strong as ever (currently on a 3 fight win streak).

    Wins over:
    - Cannonier
    - Bader
    - Ricco
    - Rampage
    - Rashad
    - Sokoudjou
    - OSP
    - Cirkunov
    - Eastman
    - Cutelaba
    - Krylov

    Unfortunately poor Glover has also been the recipient of some of the most vicious eye pokes we've ever witnessed from notorious cheaters Gustafsson and Jones.

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    On to happier moments....here's him knocking current Bellator double champ Ryan Bader stiff


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    WAR GLOVER!


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  2. Mammothman

    Mammothman Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Not really, I think he is rightfully rated, he will never be champ but is a legit top 5/10 but gets destroyed when he face the elite.

    It seems he have been slowing down a bit in recent years, I would love to see Bader beating him and take that one back
     
  3. Fatback96

    Fatback96 Brown Belt

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    I love watching him fight because it’s like watching an old man win off of pure experience and teaching these young prospects a lesson. He always struggles early and comes back.
     
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  4. USS Soup Sammy

    USS Soup Sammy White Belt

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    I still wanna see him fight shogun. Don't know how that doesn't get made.
     
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  5. sosy1325

    sosy1325 Orange Belt

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    "Underrated" should be added to the list of greatly overused terms in MMA, like "legit blackbelt" or "A level athlete"
     
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  6. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    Glover came to the UFC outside his prime and still established himself as one of the world's greatest LHW's.

    I have little doubt in my mind that Glover may have been the world's greatest LHW from 2005 - 2010.

    Jacare and Mousasi are in a similar boat at MW.
     
  7. IGotAHugePeckah

    IGotAHugePeckah Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I don't see how he's underrated. I think most people rate him exactly what he was - a solid B to B+ level fighter who didn't have the goods to be champ.
     
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    IGotAHugePeckah Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    When was his prime? He came here in his early 30s.

    Was he in his prime in his mid 20s when he was losing to Ed Herman?
     
  9. dreden1982

    dreden1982 Orange Belt

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    Mad respect for Glover.
     
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  10. DarkneT

    DarkneT LIVERPEWL Platinum Member

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    Won’t lie I fucking love Glover

    The way he handled Cutelaba recently was hilarious
     
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    Zebra Cheeks Don’t look into the eye of the storm Platinum Member

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    Yeah he’s the reason I picked Anderson over walker and everyone scoffed. The dude has only lost to some absolute legends (remains to be seen what Anderson will do).
     
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