Glover Teixeira opens up about his family’s connection to the terrible Sandy Hook school massacre which killed 26 people (20 of which were children):
“I used to train in that town … my niece, my wife’s niece … she was in this picture all over the newspaper. I see this little kid and she’s like, she’s precious … she’s adorable, you know? And just to see the kids, to see something like that … it kills me,” said the distraught Teixeira in a recent conversation with MMAInterviews. “Every time I see the picture of the kids, it’s unbelievable … it’s unbelievable.”
“I’ve cried so many times already … and I can say my niece, she saw the bodies. To see her friends that were there, it’s unreal. She was in the next class,” he continued, stating he didn’t want to think about it anymore and simply ended the conversation by reminding people of how fleeting life truly is.