Glover Teixeira is targeting a run for the UFC light heavyweight title after extending his winning streak Wednesday.
The 40-year-old Brazilian recorded a fifth-round TKO victory over Anthony Smith behind closed doors in Jacksonville, Fla.
Teixeira (31-7) is on a run of four straight wins, his best such streak since 2013, and is looking for a title.
"You've got to open your mind, you've got to look for help when things start going wrong and that's what I did," he told ESPN. "And here I am baby, getting on a run for the title."
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Teixeira added: "What did Rocky Balboa say? It's not how hard you hit, it's how hard you get hit and keep coming forward. That's what it's all about, baby."
Smith at one stage told his corner his teeth were falling out, before being overpowered by Teixeira in the final round.