Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Mike Chiappetta  |  Last updated 9/12/13
Ask Glover Teixeira what it would mean to him to win the UFC light-heavyweight championship, and his excitement is palpable even through a telephone. It's understandable. There was a time when Teixeira worried whether he'd ever have a chance to fight in the UFC while still in his prime. For years, visa issues precluded him from doing so, even when he was a prime target on matchmaker Joe Silva's radar. Back in 2008, things progressed to the point where he signed a contract with the UFC. He seemed all set to begin his octagon journeys before things unraveled and visa problems found him again. It would take almost four more years and 10 more fights before everything would be settled, an eternity during an athletic prime. But that's all behind him now, coloring his perspective of what's in front of him, which is this golden opportunity. Next week, he'll be in Toronto, front-row center, to watch UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and No. 1 contender Alexander Gustafsson, content ...
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