MMA: Glover Teixeira is known as the UFC's nice guy. Here's why

Brazilian fighter Glover Teixeira poses during an interview with the Straits Times, on June 9, 2022. ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM
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SINGAPORE - In a sport full of feisty and controversial fighters, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira is an anomaly.

The Brazilian looks the part of a fighter as he stands at a towering 1.88m and weighs 93kg, but underneath his tough exterior is a gentle, genial giant.

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