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Anthony Smith hopes Glover Teixeira become UFC champion: That would put a lot of good into the world

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  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Anthony Smith is a fan of both men who will be vying for the UFC light heavyweight crown on Oct. 30 when Jan Blachowicz looks to defend his title against Smith’s past opponent, 41-year-old challenger Glover Teixeira, at UFC 267.

    But Smith can’t pretend as if he’s not pulling for one outcome, in particular.

    “I really like Jan. Huge fan of him and how he carries himself. I think he’s a fantastic champion, fantastic competitor. I hear nothing but good things about who he is as a person. I’d love to drink beer with him sometime. But goddamnit, I just need Glover Teixeira to win,” Smith said recently on The MMA Hour. “And not because he beat me [in May 2020] and it makes me look better. I just think that man just deserves it, you know?

    “Like, if Glover Teixeira can sail off into the sunset someday, at least for that moment in time wearing a 12-pound gold belt around his waist, I just think that would put a lot of good into the world. That gives a lot of people like me hope and it motivates a lot of older guys, and it’s just a feel-good story. So I hope Glover [wins].”

    Teixeira’s rise back to title contention has been one of the sport’s most unexpected underdog stories over the the last few years. After losing three of five fights from mid-2016 to 2018 — including a grisly 13-second knockout loss to Anthony Johnson — Teixeira was assumed to be on the last legs of his lengthy MMA career. But the Brazilian veteran has managed to silence his doubters at every turn since, rattling off five consecutive wins over tough opposition — highlighted by four stoppages — on his way to securing an unexpected title shot in his twilight years.

    Smith was one of those five victims to become a casualty to Teixeira’s streak, and he likes his former opponent’s chances against Blachowicz at UFC 267.

    “I think Glover can win as long as he avoids the big shot,” Smith said. “I think whichever guy can end up on top first, I would suspect will be the guy that ends up winning that fight. Because I would guess, if I’m Glover, I’m going into that fight figuring out how to get to Jan’s body without taking a huge shot in the process. And if Glover gets on top of him, I don’t see Jan getting back up. I don’t see Glover finishing him though.

    “But he’s got the gas tank, he can wear him out, he can be heavy on top and just chip away at him like he did to Thiago [Santos] and me.”

    Smith went on to note that he personally likes and respects both of UFC 267’s headliners. In many ways, Blachowicz’s late-career rise to the title was just as inspiring and unexpected as Teixeira’s.

    He simply wants both men to be able to call themselves a champion for the rest of the their days, and unfortunately there’s only one way for that to be possible.

    “They both are deserving champions, right?” Smith said. “Like, if Glover wins, they both get to be UFC world champions for whatever amount of time that ends up lasting for.

    “But if Jan wins, then that sucks because then only one of them gets to do that. And I think those are two guys that are both good enough to be world champions and they’re both deserving of it. I think that having both of those guys in the division, two older guys, two really good guys — like kind of the ‘good guys’ in the division — it’s one of those [things] like, I guess we don’t have to be pricks to make it and to be successful.”

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  2. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    Everyone likes Glover, but Jon Jones watching this matching like

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  3. true_fan Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Yes enjoying his suspension and getting fat and snitching
     
  4. Satan's Daddy. Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Bald man rooting for another bald man... can't call me surprised at all..
     
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  5. Mr Wings Black Belt

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    I agree with Scott Hands of Steel Smith on this one.
     
  6. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    He does snitch, its true.
     
  7. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    For real, they need to stop suppressing us ''hair people''..
     
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  8. Raymundo Alvarado Guevara Purple Belt

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    And then Jiri will take this belt
     
  9. Carrotman23 Of Rivia

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    I'm pretty sure the world will pretty much still be just as it is actually whether Glover wins or not
    {<jimmies}
     
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    Rooting for Glover in this one. I have nothing against Jan he is a great champ.
     
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    Who doesn't like Glover?
     
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  12. lafkabij Purple Belt

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    Anthony Smith seems like a decent guy himself. I’m rooting for him to get back up there.
     
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  13. Jackonfire BMF Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I pretty much feel the same way. I'm a fan of both Jan and Glover but I'll be cheering for Glover to get the win.
     
  14. Mammothman Gold Belt

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    We all feel the same Mr. Smith, I like Jan a lot even after destroying my boy Luke but Glover winning the belt would feel so good.

    Just like Ngannou, Moreno, Namajunas and Oliveira.
     
  15. theleerygoose Purple Belt

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    Glovers a great guy but I dont think he has much of a chance in this one.
     
  16. Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

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    Would love that, no offense to Jan. Been a fan of Glover since he was on season 2 of Tapout and got a five second ko. Couldn’t find the episode but found an old cell phone video someone uploaded of the knockout…
     
  17. GordoBarraBJJ Titanium Belt

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    A few guys in this tread for sure - well maybe they're just being edge lords.

    BTW - A Mod? What happened did they finally decide to get rid off all SS warroom friendly Mods?

    Either way - Congrats!!!!!!
     
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  18. Substance Abuse n00b moderator Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    No idea what happened, lol.
     
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    Izzy would come up again and snatch old man Glover's soul :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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  20. felmmando Red Belt

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    Objectively, you're right but I think most of us can't help overestimating the importance of our respective little corners of the world.
     

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