Glover Teixeira once again commented on Israel Adesanya’s lack of interest in facing Alex Pereira. Aside from highlighting the three losses “The Last Stylebender” got from “Poatan” in MMA and kickboxing, Teixeira shared that Adesanya just really doesn’t want to face Pereira again in light heavyweight and is only now aiming for “easier guys.”
Teixeira’s comment follows the recent exchanges between the two fighters, with Pereira continuously expressing eagerness to face Adesanya again after losing in their last MMA bout. The New Zealander, nonetheless, answered Pereira’s continuous sentiment about him taking a long break by stressing how the Brazilian lost in their recent fight.
Now, Poatan’s coach, Teixeira, entered the scene, explaining what he really thinks about Adesanya’s continuous refusal to face his fighter.
“I don’t want to keep talking because sometimes it will come out like I’m talking sh*t and I’m not that type of guy, but Adesanya doesn’t want to fight him,” Teixeira said on Trocação Franca podcast. “Adesanya is in a great position right now, he has a lot of money. I’m not saying he’s scared. If he had never won the [UFC] belt he would definitely move up and fight Alex for this belt, but he’s at the top of the world, man. Do you think he’s going to fight this guy?
“He probably wants more of special fights now, easier guys. To go there and fight someone from a previous generation, a former champion, maybe Anderson Silva again, or [Paulo Costa] ‘Borrachinha.’ F*ck, man. [Pereira] at light heavyweight? Poor guy.”
According to the retired MMA fighter, despite the lucrative earnings Adesanya could get from fighting Pereira, The Last Stylebender would just keep refusing to face Pereira again in light heavyweight.
“It’s the fight that gives him the most money,” Teixeira said. “I believe he gets paid double if he fights ‘Poatan’ instead of any other, but guess who he’s going to fight. It’s like people say, ’If you get paid double, do you do this work?’ ‘I’ll do it, man.’ But it depends. How many people say ‘I don’t work for that person even if they pay me double’? He’ll be like, ‘I don’t want ‘Poatan’ ever again, man. Especially at light heavyweight.’”