Glover Texeira reveals why he’s not coming out of retirement

Glover Texeira happy with retirement decision even though he misses fighting.

by Aryan Lakhani
Glover Texeira reveals why he’s not coming out of retirement
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Glover Texeira is done for good; he fought for 11 years in the UFC and achieved noteworthy success. Texeira officially retired after his last match against Jamahal Hill; he misses the feeling of ring walks yet totally backs his retirement decision as he strongly believes that he made the right choice.Glover Texeira is 44 years old, and according to him, the age factor played a huge role in disrupting his ability to secure comprehensive wins against opponents who are younger than him.

Moreover, Texeira believes if it hadn’t been for his age, he would have easily beaten Jamahal Hill and Jiri Prochazka.

Glover Texeira on his retirement decision

Recently on MMA Fighting’s Trocação Franca podcast, Glover Texeira shared his thoughts on retiring and explained why he won't reverse his decision.

“I told ‘Poatan’ [Pereira] when we were waiting to walk out [at UFC 295] that I missed that a little bit,” Teixeira said, as quoted by “But that’s not something I did for money, I did it because I really loved it.

I miss the old times, but I it’s not like I think about coming back. I’m enjoying the moment. I don’t know what it is, but I’m in a state in my life, even before I won the belt, that I’m in a state of appreciation, of gratitude for having everything I have and accomplishing everything I’ve accomplished.

Fighting, maybe that would get me out of a comfort zone. I was fighting and enjoying the hell out of it. I simply stopped fighting because I thought I lost to some guys — even Jiri [Prochazka], and that last fight with Jamahal.

Not taking anything away from those guys, but I felt it was the age factor, really. I was getting slower, weaker. 35-year-old me would trash those guys. But it’s time, right?”.