Glover Teixeira is not your ordinary Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) fighter, he is the current competitor in the light heavyweight division of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He comes from the background of a Brazilian National Wrestling Team. Along with that, the fighter’s competed in championships like WEC, Impact FC, PFC, Shooto, and many more.
The MMA champ was ranked as #3 light heavyweight fighter, bagging the name in both UFC and MMA website Sherdog. Among all these fights, he’s been a part of Glover’s made a real name for himself. It’s why he also enjoys hefty net worth in his bank account. Today we figure out the exact details on Glover Teixeira’s net worth.
Glover Teixeira’s Career In A Nutshell
The UFC fighter that’s currently living the life of his dreams through his dedication was originally from a rural community of Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and is of Portuguese descent. Glover moved to his boxing career after watching players like, ‘Mike Tyson,’ ‘Royce Gracie,’ ‘Chuck Liddell,’ and many more.
Glover Teixeira is currently #8 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. Photo Source: UFC
He trained for boxing at Hat City Boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at top American team Connecticut. He created a limelight moment for himself when he won the 2009 Brazilian ADCC trails under 99 kg division and again in 2011 Brazilian ADCC trials where he came in second place. Again, Teixeira co-starred in MMA reality television series, ‘TapouT’ titled ‘Lightly and Glover”.
It made the TapouT team support him and ‘Scott Lighty’ to Palace Fighting Championship, where Teixeira knocked out his opponent in just five seconds. Since then the player’s been included in ‘EA Sports UFC,’ ‘EA Sports UFC 2,’ ‘EA Sports UFC 3,’. He also went on to earn his 7th Degree Hawaiian Kempo Black Belt under John Hackleman.
Glover Teixeira Net Worth
Generally, UFC fighter’s earning is more than average citizens, and as their tier increases, the earnings also take plight. As per industry figures, an average UFC fighter earns about $138,000 on an annual basis, which is way higher than the average earnings of $45,000 of a US citizen.
Glover shares his net worth with wife, Ingrid Teixeira. Photo Source: UFC Espanol
While Glover might not make like the highest-paid UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who made a total of $9.5 million just from his UFC fights. Teixeira made his net worth to stand at a whopping $5 million as of 2020. He also operates his own gym named Teixeira MMA & Fitness and earns a substantial income from it.
How Does Glover Teixeira Make Money?
There are numerous ways a professional MMA fighter makes his net worth. While there are average pays from the fights, winning bonuses, there also is several endorsements opportunities, as well as sponsorship opportunities for the fighters. Though it is a fact that many of the top-notch endorsements are reserved for the top-notch players, there are end number of offers for rising fighters as well.
Did you know only 187 fighters in UFC are six-figure salary earners? Photo Source: Combat Decket
Glover also endorses and promotes people like Pit Master Martial Artist, 'Julio Contin Professional Training,' 'Combate, TV Channel,' and many more. As for his salary, he earns it in a pay per match whether he wins the show or not.