Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira might not have found his way back to champion status in his final MMA fight, but the veteran has seemingly found his inner peace after crossing paths with Sadhguru, the famed spiritual leader from India.
Ahead of facing Jamahal Hill at UFC 283 last month for the vacant 205-pound belt, Teixeira was revealed to have met Sadhguru at ISHA Foundation USA, as the Brazilian fighter said in a video shared by the organization’s social media handles.
In the clip, Teixeira revealed that while he sees winning the UFC belt as the greatest moment of his MMA career, he termed the greatest moment in his life to be the four days he spent at ISHA USA.
“People ask me all the time, what was one of the greatest moments in my life? And I’m going to say, in my life or in my career? Because, in my career it would be the UFC belt, but in my life it would definitely [be] being surrounded over here [at ISHA] for four days,” said Teixeira.
“It’s a different vibe over here. All the volunteers are just like, all super happy, super helpful and it’s just amazing. That’s why I [came] here. I’ve been meditating for quite a while and after I started meditating, my life is just better. You know, just reading [Sadhguru’s] books. There’s a big change in my life [now]. I live in the present moment. I’ve reached so much further in my career,” the 43-year-old added.
After winning the Light Heavyweight belt from Jan Błachowicz at UFC 267 in October 2021, Teixeira went down in his maiden title defense against Jiří Procházka at UFC 275 in June last year. However, after “BJP” vacated the belt after sustaining a shoulder injury in November, Teixeira got another shot at the vacant belt against Hill, but the latter won the title fight via unanimous decision on 21st January.
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