“Just Wow!” – Conor McGregor Reacts to Glover Teixeira Making History at UFC 267

Published 10/31/2021, 7:19 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Glover Teixeira had everyone talking about him last night. The Brazilian took on UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz for the title at UFC 267. Coming in as the underdog at the age of 42, few were expecting what transpired.

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 Teixeira, after dominating the first round on the mat, submitted the champion in the second round. After landing a clean left hook that wobbled Blachowicz, Teixeira landed another takedown. He then took his back and sneaked in a rear-naked choke, which resulted in a submission. With the win, he became the oldest first-time champion in UFC history.

The MMA world was rocking after his performance, with everyone congratulating him. One such person was, ‘The Notorious‘ Conor McGregor.

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The former two-division UFC champion took to Twitter and said, “The oldest first time champion in UFC history, Glover Teixeira! Just wow! Proper Motivation!”

McGregor earlier had retweeted a post by The Mac Life, in which he wrote, “Just incredible! What a sport!” 

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This fight was Teixeira‘s second shot at the UFC light heavyweight title. He first fought for the gold over seven years ago, when he faced Jon Jones at UFC 172. After the fight, the new champ said that he’ll take some time off to celebrate and revealed that he would return in May next year to fight Jiri Prochazka.

Conor McGregor is targeting the greatest comeback in sports history

Conor McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, has been out of action since his last fight. He met Dustin Poirier in a trilogy fight at UFC 264, where he broke his leg in the second round. Ever since then, he’s been on a road to recovery. After having successfully gone through surgery, McGregor is already targeting a comeback.

The Irishman recently posted a video on his Instagram, training and working with pads. This is the first time he’s done so since his surgery. In the caption, he wrote, “First time back on the pads! What a buzz! Let’s go team @mcgregorfast! Like my good friend @schwarzenegger  says, ‘I’ll be back, bit**es!’ Back with a vengeance!”

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“Thank you to all my doctors and my team for getting me this far so soon after surgery! There is work to be done, but doing work is what I’m known for. Strap yourselves in for the greatest comeback in sports history!” he added.

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McGregor, however, won’t be able to return to full fitness till the second half of 2022. It will be interesting to see who he faces upon his return. Whenever he returns, there are sure to be a lot of fireworks, and lots of people tuning in to watch him.

 

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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