Teixeira: I'm ready to fight for the title

 

After Jon Jones defends his title against Alexander Gustafson later this year, there is a short list of viable contenders to fight the winner. Glover Teixeira thinks he is one of them, and hopes to prove in his September bout with Ryan Bader:

"When I said I didn't think I had done enough to earn a title shot, it wasn't because of my confidence or my skills," Teixeira told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "When I said that, it's because I'm new in the company. But I think I have the skills to go over there today and fight for the title and fight Jon Jones."

"My skills and my confidence, I'm ready to fight for the title tomorrow," Teixeira said. "I'm ready to get the title. If Gustafsson gets hurt – and I hope he doesn't, I don't want that for anybody – but I'm always there. If I don't get hurt in the Ryan Bader fight, I'll fight Jon Jones."

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The Brool Story Company site profile image  

7/22/13 8:30 PM by The Brool Story Company

Jones has the length, but Glover would have the girth

RockMeAmadeus site profile image  

7/22/13 8:28 PM by RockMeAmadeus

Glover has about the same chance as Gus = NO CHANCE-800 Jones = GOAT

MMALOGIC site profile image  

7/22/13 2:54 PM by MMALOGIC

Besides Glover, Jones has nobody else at Light Heavy.  I say give Jones glover after the Gustaffson fight (assuming both win) and then superfight with Anderson (if anderson regains title) or superfight with Cain/JDS.

GarlicSauce site profile image  

7/22/13 2:37 PM by GarlicSauce

Jones Vs. Texeira, aka the last serious championship fight at LHW. Other than Texeira, every other fight is an inevitable blowout.

Phisher site profile image  

7/22/13 1:17 PM by Phisher

They must have changed it right after I posted that. When I went to the front page from my bookmark, it was Feijao.

Malvert the Janitor site profile image  

7/22/13 12:29 PM by Malvert the Janitor

It's Glover on the app...

Phisher site profile image  

7/22/13 12:22 PM by Phisher

LOL @ the picture of Feijao attatched to this article. Another new low for UG Blog.

DJmixmasterMobbie site profile image  

7/22/13 12:17 PM by DJmixmasterMobbie

Glover you need to learn from before. If Gus gets hurt Jon won't fight the replacement. He needs ample time to prepare.

Forssberg site profile image  

7/22/13 12:14 PM by Forssberg

They must have hired a replacement for the duration of the holidays. Maybe a sweet girl from Entertainment Tonight?

Forssberg site profile image  

7/22/13 12:12 PM by Forssberg

Congratulations to the MMA.com news editor on putting up the picture of the wrong fighter.