Khabib’s Protege and UFC Champion Islam Makhachev Sends a Four-Word Message to Glover Teixeira After UFC 283 Heroics

Published 01/22/2023, 8:45 AM EST

Glover Teixeira has won over the world of mixed martial arts with his performance against Jamahal Hill, and Islam Makhachev is one of those fans. The main card of UFC 283 put the Brazilian fighter against ‘Sweet Dreams’ in Rio de Janeiro. Although the 43 years old martial artist could not secure a win, his tenacity amassed him respect and appreciation from all around the globe. Furthermore, the fighter’s announcement to retire from the UFC, following in the footsteps of Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua was a tear-jerking moment for MMA fans. However, one did not expect Khabib Nurmagomedov’s prodigy to declare his love for the Brazilian right after his retirement. Nonetheless, it was an emotional moment for the fighters and fans alike.

The heartbreaking news of the fighter’s retirement got reactions from many prominent UFC personalities. However, the fact that the fight was one of the most amazing and exciting ones remains intact.

Islam Makhachev shows his love for Glover Teixeira


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Right after the Brazilian fighter declared his retirement from the UFC and threw down his gloves, the world of MMA went into chaos. However, the love Teixeira received was never-ending. The current UFC lightweight champion was also one of the many who showered the legendary warrior with love and respect. Makhachev took to Twitter and wrote, Teixeira I’m your fan #UFC283.”

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Islam Makhachev of Russia celebrates after his knockout victory over Gleison Tibau of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Without a doubt, many of the fans had views similar to Makhachev’s. The fans took to the comments section and went crazy with praise for the Brazilian. Almost every mixed martial arts fan declared Teixeira as one of the greatest fighters in the UFC. Furthermore, many of the fans had commendable respect for Teixeira. Additionally, it wasn’t too far off when the fans declared him a legend.


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Here is what the fans had to say:

Glover Teixeira made the world emotional 


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Following his loss against ‘Sweet Dreams, Teixeira declared that it was his last fight in the UFC. He threw his gloves down on the canvas, thereby letting the world know. Undeniably, his age restricted his reactions during the fight. And he was quick to notice it. He declared that it was too tough for his health and that he couldn’t keep up anymore. 

Furthermore, the Brazilian revealed his intention of providing unfaltering attention to his disciple, Alex Pereira. Moreover, he confirmed the claims of many as he revealed that the ‘Poatan’ would be moving towards the light heavyweight category shortly.


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Finally, Teixeira’s chapter as a fighter came to an end. Without a doubt, the man’s legend has turned to his disciple. But only time will say how far he’ll go.



Krushna Prasad Pattnaik

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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Coming from a pharmaceutical background with a master's degree in the same and multiple scientific publications, his passion for combat sports and writing brought him to EssentiallySports, where both of his passions met in a beautiful collaboration. He is an instrumentalist and has a profound love for books.

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