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Glover Teixeira Announces His Retirement Following Loss to Jamahal Hill

Glover Teixeira took quite a beating in his last fight with Jamahal Hill, and he ended up losing more than just the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The 43-year-old veteran announced his retirement, saying it’s time to lay his gloves because he’s too tough for his own good. Teixeira and Hill clashed at the UFC 283 on Saturday, and the Brazilian simply couldn’t stand his ground to his 31-year-old rival. Hill was on top of his game, and he won the bout and the belt via unanimous decision after an epic five-rounder, earning the Fight of the Night award and becoming the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. The loss to Hill made Teixeira rethink his priorities, and he announced he was ready to step out of the ring in his Octagon interview with Daniel Cormier. “In reality, I think I’m too tough for my own good, too tough for my own health… It’s an honor to put the gloves down on the same night as Shogun. I wish we were in the Royce Gracie era where you just go no rounds and keep going. But we’re not, and I just can’t keep up anymore,” said Teixeira through a translator. He intends to stay active in the UFC in a different role following his retirement, and focus his energy on helping young fighters reach for the stars, starting with Alex Pereira.