The long quest for UFC gold is finally over for Brazil’s Glover Teixeira.
The 42 year-old would become the oldest first-time champion in UFC history at UFC 267. The lifelong dream would come true for Teixeira who tapped out Jan Blachowicz with a rear-naked choke in round 2. He finally had gold around his waist.
It was a steep climb for the UFC veteran to reach the very top. On his first ascent to a title shot, he would go against then-champion Jon Jones. The young Teixeira’s momentum coming off of a 20-fight win streak wouldn’t be enough to get the title off ‘Bones’.
7 years after defeating Teixeira, the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion would show praise to the new kingpin at 205.
“Yo Glover you are a real G my friend, so happy for you. Let’s go Brazil!”
“Yo 42 years old, that’s wild. How inspiring.”
Yo Glover you are a real G my friend, so happy for you. Let’s go Brazil!— BONY (@JonnyBones) October 30, 2021
Yo 42 years old, that’s wild. How inspiring https://t.co/7c6PSUQeHT— BONY (@JonnyBones) October 30, 2021
It was all love from Jon Jones. However, he didn’t share the same sentiment for Glover’s opponent, Jan Blachowicz…