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Glover Teixeira Blames KO Loss on Eye Poke

Glover Teixeira Blames KO Loss on Eye Poke

Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira fought their hearts out in the main event of UFC Fight Night 109 on Sunday, and after four-plus rounds of bloody battling, the Swede eventually caught the Brazilian with a series of uppercuts and put him away with a hook to the dome. It was a good win, capping off a good fight.

So of course Teixeira is making excuses about his performance. Apparently, he blames the eye poke he received in the first round for the loss.

As per MMAFighting:

“If I tell you that that didn’t disturb me, that’s a lie,” Teixeira said. “Everybody knows, a fighter or not, that getting poked in the eye like that, it was strong, so that disturbed me. But if I had gotten knocked out right after that, I’d definitely blame it. I went back in there without seeing anything. I was seeing three Gustafssons. It was all blurry, but I thought I’d have five minutes (to recover).

“I don’t know if you saw this, but I told the (referee) ‘of course I’ll come back to fight, but I need a time to, I don’t know, rub my eyes, wait to recover’. But he said ‘you get no time, you get no time. Or you’re good to come back or you’re not.’”

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