Teixeira: 'Every phenom goes down one day'


Glover Teixiera is most likely the next person to contend for the light heavyweight title, whether it be versus Jon Jones or Alexander Gustafson. Teixeira is prepared and knows its just a matter of time before Jones loses and he will glady be the guy to beat him if he gets a shot:

"Jon Jones is at the top for a long time, can’t say enough about him," he said. "But I have to take this belt from him. Every phenom goes down one day."

From the other side of it, despite Teixeira’s first-round win over Bader, Jones didn’t seem overly impressed with his performance.

"I don't mind people thinking I'm going to lose, just come at me with something logical," Jones tweeted after the fight.

When asked about Teixeira’s style, "Bones" compared Teixeira to one of his last challengers.

"I think he's a lot like ‘Rampage,' just with better grappling," he said.

Not that Teixeira is too worried about Jones’ opinion.

"My style may look like Rampage’s, but you can be sure that I’m hungrier than Rampage to win," he said. "This is my moment. I’m very happy for this opportunity and I will get this belt."

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tanner904 site profile image  

9/16/13 11:08 PM by tanner904


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9/16/13 11:07 PM by tanner904

Grover tell that to PBF.

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9/16/13 11:07 PM by tanner904


Damaynevent site profile image  

9/16/13 9:32 PM by Damaynevent

A bigger JBJ hurts Cain badly in the clinch and tko's him on the ground. Cain had trouble getting inside on Kongo and JBJ is much better at using his reach. I think Cain presses forward too hard and gets taken down and beaten into a bloody guacamole. JDS could catch JBJ with one punch, but really isn't a threat to him anywhere else. Something tells me JBJ outworks him from a distance and it looks a lot like JDS' 2nd fight with Cain except Jon might finish him in the later rounds.

KOdClowning site profile image  

9/16/13 9:02 PM by KOdClowning

Why is Glover calling out Vitor Belfort? He should want to fight Jon Jones

big_roy_fan site profile image  

9/16/13 8:09 PM by big_roy_fan

then they pick themselves up..a TRT prescription

KingofBJJ site profile image  

9/16/13 8:06 PM by KingofBJJ

Rocky Marciano didn't go down.

RockMeAmadeus site profile image  

9/16/13 8:01 PM by RockMeAmadeus

not by you glover!26yo Jones reigns as GOAT and undefeated for another 10 years!!!TRUTH.

subwrassler site profile image  

9/16/13 3:55 PM by subwrassler

and i've admittedly rooted against him in just about every one of his fights

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9/16/13 3:54 PM by subwrassler

Jon Jones has never lost, refuses to, and it's always pretty