Former UFC middleweight titleholder Alex Pereira was in a giving mood, and Glover Teixeira is all smiles because of it.
It’s no secret that Teixeira took Pereira under his wing. Numerous times, Pereira has publicly praised the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion for being a mentor to him. In Teixeira’s mind, Pereira has done even more for him, not the other way around. Still, Pereira knows how to find a way to express gratitude.
Jab to the body, feint, left hook.
Alex Pereira showing Glover Teixeira how he set up his knockout against Sean Strickland. pic.twitter.com/j9jJHg1Nsu
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Alex Pereira Gifts Glover Teixeira New Ride
In a new Instagram post, Teixeira uploaded a clip of him being surprised by Pereira with a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The retired MMA fighter spoke on how happy he was with the gift and what Pereira has meant to him.
“I’m speechless thank you thank you very happy for the present,” Teixeira said. “I think what I always say in the gym and in interviews I think [Alex Pereira] helped me more than I helped him and I’m always grateful for that, but this gift was from a friend I saw back there a potential to be a champion, and I wanted to be part of that Journey and him being a champion was everything, but when agent expects nothing the universe gives us much more, thank you my friend. Too happy.
“What an amazing gift from Poatan. I think Poatãn helped me more than I helped him. When he came to me, I saw his potential and I told him one day he would be champion and all I wanted was to be part of his journey. His winning was everything for me. But when you don’t expect anything, the universe gives us more than we deserve. Thank you my friend!”
What’s Next For Pereira?
While Teixeira is enjoying retirement, Alex Pereira is very much still in the swing of things. He is scheduled for a light heavyweight battle with former 205-pound titleholder Jan Blachowicz in the co-main event of UFC 291 on July 29. After suffering a brutal knockout loss to Israel Adesanya, Pereira is hoping that a move up to light heavyweight will be the answer to tough weight cuts.