Why is it that Brazilians are unequivocally the toughest in any promotion in the world? I want to conduct some sort of longitudinal study to investigate why Brazil breeds men and women that can turn on the type of aggression that humans generally save for pedophiles, serial killers and Black Friday sales like a tap. If you ask Joe Rogan, he’ll tell you it’s to do with the prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Brazil. I have no idea about that because I’m not an epidemiologist. If this is the case, it does explain why there are so many ridiculously tough Brazilian fighters in the UFC.
With a fifteen fight unbeaten run and a Shooto belt over his shoulder, Glover Teixeira (17-2) is the latest Brazilian to swagger over to the UFC to crush his enemies, see them driven before him, and to hear the lamentation of their women. When someone likes fighting as much as Teixeira it is hard to not compare him to Conan the Barbarian. The dude fights like he’s just read Fight Club for the first time and wants to prove to himself that he is a badass, even if that means fighting himself in a parking lot. Teixeira didn’t have to wait long for his first fight in the organisation to be announced however as he has been given Kyle Kingsbury on UFC 146 so I suggest you circle May 26th on your calendar vigorously in red pen. If you are not familiar with Teixeira don’t worry, we have you covered. Check out his most recent fight below, a win over Ricco Rodriguez at MMAAD in Brazil at the end of last year.