Glover Teixeira Believes Composure Is Key Against Jiri Prochazka At UFC 275: "You Have To Be Calm Against Him"

UFC light heavyweight champion, Glover Teixeira, believes the key to defeating Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275 this Saturday night will be his composure.

Teixeira spoke with MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz on the latest edition of his podcast Trocação Franca ahead of this weekend's pay-per-view event in Singapore and explained why he respects the 29-year-old Czech contender's chaotic style, while additionally pointing out how staying calm is pivotal for his success in the bout.

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“He does some things I like,” Teixeira said. “He’s freaking dangerous, unpredictable, but has certain things, [like] the ground game, some movements he does…I won’t comment here about his movements but will have a nice strategy for him. [Staying] calm. I have to be calm, don’t get too aggressive. I’ve lost some fights when I was too aggressive. You have to be calm against him and attack on the right time, the moment he makes those mistakes. I have to train for five rounds and put pressure and see how much pressure he can take. If it’s the third if it’s the fourth if it’s the fifth. [The plan is] to go for the finish since the beginning with my game of pressure.”

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