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08-14-2012, 07:49 PM
Status: Leben 'em dead and maimed
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: BC, Canada
| | UFC 153: Glover Teixeira training for the ďPride RampageĒ
UFC 153: Glover Teixeira training for the ďPride RampageĒ
| What are your expectations for your second UFC fight? |
My expectation is great. Iím doing fine on trainings, thank God. Iím going to California next week. Iím sighted for this fight.
Do you believe your performance will be better than the one on your debut since youíre training on the US now?
Well, training on the States is both good and bad. The diet and supplementation here is much better but in Brazil we have more bodies to train with. The technology and preparation here are better. I didnít train in Brazil this time because of my greencard. I ought to stay here. Last time I trained in Brazil but I gotta stay here this time. I brought Rafael Gaucho to train with me. Pedro (Rizzo) also says heís coming, Raoni Barcello was here too, and Felipe Feitoza also.
You trained at Black House with Lyoto Machida and Chuck Liddell. How was it like?
I trained with Lyoto help him out for Ryan Bader. Probably Lyotoís going to Brazil because he has to deal with some stuff in Belem, but he will be back in September and will help me for this fight too. Lyoto is a guy who helps me a lot because heís a top athlete, a very tough guy and is good to train with him. Actually I was helping him, so now heís going to tip me about Rampage. Chuck is that guy I mirror myself at a lot. Iíve learned a lot in Brazil, I canít undermine Pedro Rizzo and the guys at Soul Fighters, but most things I learned I learned from Chuck. At Wrestling, Chuck really helped me. It was really good meeting him and training with him again.
Both Chuck and Lyoto fought Rampage. Will it be helpful for you?
More or less. We are three different fighters, so each one studies Rampageís game looking at it from a different angle. I see Rampage in a way Chuck and Lyoto donít see him. It doesnít matter studying Rampage like Lyoto did. Itís a different fighting style. But of course theyíll tell me ďoh, geís good at this and thatĒ. Chuck fought him twice, so Iím sure heís going to be helpful.
Rampage has recently put on below average performances, like when he confronted Jon Jones and Ryan Bader. Do you think he will come prepared this time?
Man, itíd be very unprofessional of me if I told you Iím hoping for a lazy Rampage. If he does so, thatís on him. Iím waiting for an 100% prepared Rampage. Iím training to fight old times Pride Rampage, Iím preparing for the fighter he were when he got into the UFC. Iím preparing for that. Now, how heís coming out is up to him, but I believe heís going to come 100 percent because itís his last fight and he doesnít want to look bad.
You got into the UFC with a good name, had a good debut and now are having a chance on the main card of UFC Rio against a former champion. How do you see yourself now?
Iím very happy to make this dream come true. He (Kyle Kingsbury) was a good opponent, fought many times in the UFC and I presented myself well. Now they gave me Rampage, whoís a well known guy and I have the chance to fight in Rio. Itís an honor to fight in front of those people. Iím glad. It only gives me more reasons to train hard.
How do you see yourself in the division in case you beat Rampage?
Iím training hard. Iím in the UFC and anything can happen. It isnít easy to get there, so there are no easy opponents. Iím doing my best. Anything can happen if I defeat Rampage. They can match me up against a UFC veteran, a known guy or they can put me against a newcomer.
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08-15-2012, 06:27 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
It all depends on which Rampage shows up. He has always struggled with kicks and knees but if its a pure hands battle nobody beats him at his best at LHW... Which is why I favor him in this fight. Glover will probably look to come after him, trying to get the KO, and will get ko'd in the process...
I dont care if were talking Liddell, Hendo, etc. If you just try and trade hands with rampage you will lose.
I would like to see what rampage does for this camp. Going to wolfslair was a big mistake by Rampage.
Originally Posted by TBEAR
How many times can we wonder which Page is going to show up?
I am not a Page fan at all. Matter of fact I cant stand him. He is a good boxer with KO power though. That said, Glover is going to kill Page. Glover by KO rd 2
care for a sig bet?
08-15-2012, 06:54 AM
Status: and im a baaad man...
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edmonton AB
Originally Posted by 1inthechamber
I've pretty much lost all faith in Rampage, yesterday I rewatched the Rampage vs Hendo and Rampage vs Jones fight and its just ridiculous. He really doesn't care about fighting anymore , wolfslair helped make him the one dimensional flatfooted boxer that he is. Only thing I have is hope that he proves me wrong, Teixeira has a chance against this unmotivated Rampage not the one who fought Bendo.
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