Sunday, October 17, 2021

Shogun Explains Why He Didnt Want To Fight Glover Teixeira

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Shogun Rua will fight Brandon Vera in the main event of UFC on FOX 4 bout according to UFC President Dana White, Shogun was offered a bout against Glover Teixeira and refused the bout. White also went on record and said that Shogun would rather leave the UFC than fight against the UFC newcomer.

Shogun says that wasn't the case and explained his decision for not taking the fight to Portal do Vale Tudo:

“They offered Glover to us. I talked with my team, and we decided that Glover would not be interesting now. Glover is a top fighter. I know him. I respect him, but he just got into the UFC. He needs to get more fights. I had nothing to gain with that fight. We told the UFC that, for now, this fight is not interesting for me. After that, the UFC offered Brandon Vera, but they never threatened to cut me, nor I to leave the UFC. I've never picked my opponents. I've fought against the best, and I wanna keep doing it and to get my chance for the title. For sure, Glover is a top fighter, but today, if I beat him, I would gain nothing. So we decided to refuse this fight, but in the future, this fight can happen.”

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