12th June became a bad day at the office for former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira, who had his short lived title reign end at the hands of Jiri Prochazka after a tough, neck-to-neck battle in the main event of UFC 275, and after nearly a week, reflected on his loss.
I feel like crying watching it again: Glover Teixeira
Despite leading on the scorecards throughout the contest, it was the last half a minute of the final round that changed the course of the fight, as Prochazka locked in a rear naked choke on Teixeira, to score a submission victory as well as clinch the 205-pound title.
However, before he was forced to tap out, Teixeira brought Prochazka down onto the mat, followed by a failed attempt to lock in a guillotine choke and “BJP” quickly escaped and turned the tide with his own submission success.
Revisiting his loss on the Trocação Franca podcast, the veteran Brazilian admitted that he was not patient when locking in the guillotine, which resulted in Prochazka escaping the submission and catching him up in the process.
“He put his head down and his neck fell right into my guillotine,” said Teixeira, “I didn’t go for it, he gave it to me. I could have been more patient, of course, I kind of jumped the gun. But the same way he caught me later — we think that when someone is hurt and tired you’ll catch him with a guillotine and he’ll tap quickly, sometimes he goes out quickly too.”
“I’ve always said this, anyone can submit anyone [in MMA]. You can put Roger Gracie in there, who has the best jiu-jitsu in the world. If someone knocks him down and he’s hurt, you can get him with a rear-naked choke. You’ll compete in jiu-jitsu with Rodolfo Vieira and you won’t catch him, I bet that, but it happens in MMA. And it happened with me. But the guillotine, man — I feel like crying watching it again. F*ck,” he added.
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