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Thiago Santos posts heartfelt apology after losing to Glover Teixeira in last fight

Thiago Santos lost his last fight to Glover Teixeira
Glover Teixeira (L) of Brazil punches Thiago Santos of Brazil in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Thiago Santos didn’t have a great fight last time around as he lost to Glover Teixeira

Brazilian UFC star Thiago Santos was extremely upset after his loss to Glover Teixeira in his last fight.

The 36-year-old came into this clash as the #1 ranked Light Heavyweight in the UFC. The winner of this outing would have gotten a crack for the Light Heavyweight title, however, Santos lost to the more experienced Teixeira.

Thiago Santos apologised after his last fight
Glover Teixeira (R) of Brazil takes down Thiago Santos of Brazil in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

While Teixeira called out Dana White for a title shot, Santos was left to reflect on a lost opportunity. The 36-year-old had lost a title bout against former champion Jon Jones, and now will be further down the pecking order.

Santos posted a heartfelt apology to several parties but he was still thankful for his opportunities:

“I’m so disappointed by myself, I didn’t anything what I have trained, I wasn’t there. I just wanna say sorry to my coaches, my family and everyone who support me. thank you God for everything in my life, I am so blessed, nothing can change my faith.”

The first against Teixeira was his first since losing to Jones and also his first in almost a year. It will be interesting to see what happens next with Santos but there could be a championship clash for Teixeira.

Waiting for the title shot

The 41-year-old Teixeira is on a five-fight win streak and wants the title. However, he would have to wait a bit as Israel Adesanya is taking on the champion, Jan Blachowicz next.

Blachowicz only recently won the vacated title against Dominick Reyes while Adesanya is the undefeated Middleweight champion.

Jan Blachowicz made light work of Dominick Reyes at UFC 253
Jan Blachowicz of Poland punches Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Adesanya is one of the best MMA talents ever and it will be interesting to see how he does in a higher division.

The Kiwi star is coming off an incredible and dominating win over Paulo Costa, who many thought would cause a problem for him.

Teixeira came into his last fight ranked #3 in the Light Heavyweight division, and now seems set for further glory.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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