Glover Teixeira beat everyone Saint-Prue, Cummins, Evans and got Anthony Johnson, who in those years knocked down light heavyweights like bowling pins. Teixeira lost to Rambla by a terrible knockout already in the 13th second, and at this it seemed that the Brazilian as a top contender was forever over. Rumble, Gustafsson, Jones, Cormier – how to break through such monsters to the title when you are already 37 years old? And further events only confirmed this skepticism – Glover defeated Cannonier’s decision, went to Gustafsson, accepted the beating and lost again by knockout. 38 years old, all three main fighters of the division destroyed you, where next?
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And then a new generation still appears – already in the person of Corey Anderson, who also demolishes Glover with his wrestling and athleticism without any problems. Three defeats in five fights, 39 years in the passport, all the main tops beat you – this is definitely the end. But just then, someone turned on a blinding green light for Glover. Firstly, Anthony Johnson ended his career, then Gustafsson degraded sharply and inexplicably, then Daniel Cormier went to heavyweight, and even Jones and Anderson are no longer around.
Glover no longer had to struggle to fight his way through those; who once threw him off the mountain – he just outlived them. And then, despite the onset of old age, he beat a new generation. Gustafsson, Rumble and Jones were so strong that Glover could not cope with them in his physical prime; but, having grown weak, finished almost their entire shift. This is a unique success story that we have never seen before in UFC sport history. In approximately the same way, the once great Viktor Korchnoi could not pass through the best in his generation; Spassky, Petrosyan, Smyslov and Fischer; but then outlived them and went out to the match for the title of world champion.
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