Shogun Declines Teixeira, Prefers Standup Battle Against Vera At UFC on FOX 4
Reporter: Brandon Vera is a striker. It’s going to be a standing up fight, right?
Shogun: Yes. Brandon Vera is a famous name in the UFC. He likes to fight standing and I like it, too. The fans also like it, so it’s going to be a good fight for sure.
Reporter: What was the situation regarding Glover Teixeira? President Dana White says you didn’t want to fight Teixeira and could be cut from UFC because of that. I believe it was a misunderstanding, now you have the opportunity to explain what went on.
Shogun: [The UFC] offered Glover [Teixeira] to us. I talked with my team and we decided Glover would not be interesting now. Glover is a top fighter. I know him and respect him, but he just got into the UFC. He has one fight in the UFC. He needs to get more fights. I had nothing to gain with that fight.
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