The greatest UFC fighter you've never heard of is the son of a Brazilian farmer, who grew up in a town so small that it didn't have a single traffic light.
The greatest UFC fighter you've never heard of immigrated to the United States in 1999 to earn money for his family. He worked as a gardener, sent money back to Brazil, got interested in mixed martial arts at age 22 and quickly caught the eye of a sort of well-known UFC fighter, a guy by the name of Chuck Liddell.
And by the end of the night Saturday, after the greatest UFC fighter you've never heard of steps into the Octagon against fellow Brazilian Fabio Maldonado at UFC 153 in Rio de Janiero, you'll probably know the name Glover Teixeira.
It's true. The 32-year-old Teixeira has only had one UFC fight, at UFC 146 earlier this year where he submitted Kyle Kingsbury within two minutes. This is why it can be a bit befuddling when a fighter with the cachet of Hall of Famer Liddell says this about Teixeira...