Thiago Silva is out of UFC 149 bout with Shogun due to injury.
However the UFC wants another Brazilian vs. Brazilian match-up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dana White comments on the situation.
“With Thiago hurt, we turned to Glover and asked him to go right back in to fight ‘Shogun’ at UFC 149,”
“But ‘Shogun’s’ people are adamantly refusing to take the fight. They want nothing to do with Glover.”
TATAME also got in contact with Rua’s manager, Julio Heller who says they have had no contact from the UFC and he guaranteed they did not turn down the bout with Teixeira.
“I just sent a message to the UFC. I’m waiting for their call”, Heller said. “(Turning down a fight with Glover) it’s not true at all.”
“We have to wait for the names they will offer, and then we’ll see what we do.”