Jones: Teixeira is Rampage with better grappling

 

After Glover Teixeira overcame a knockdown to beat Ryan Bader at 2:35 of the first round, it was announced that he would get a title shot at the winner of Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 on September 21.

Jones offered some comments on a potential fight with Teixeira, via Twitter.

@MikeFerg15
How's training going champ?

Jon Bones Jones ‏@JonnyBones
Best I've been

@RadarBotafogo
Will you be watching Glover x Bader tonight?

Jon Bones Jones ‏@JonnyBones
You know it

Jon Bones Jones ‏@JonnyBones
Bader got way too excited.. Cost him that fight.. Gotta stay relaxed out there

@str8edgeteacher
You're next. @JonnyBones

Jon Bones Jones ‏@JonnyBones
Sure

Jon Bones Jones ‏@JonnyBones
Speed kills #champ2013 #champion2014

@jameskealy1
what do you think of Glover?

Jon Bones Jones ‏@JonnyBones
I think he's a lot like rampage just with better grappling

Glover expressed disappointment in her performance in the post fight interview.

"To tell you the truth, I wasn't happy with this fight," said the Brazilian. "I was disappointed he was able to knock me to the ground… I'm telling you, this belt is going to be mine. I don't care if it's Jon Jones or if it's Gustafsson, it's mine."

What do you think UG? Who wins Jones or Gustafsson? And does that winner beat Teixeira?

 

 

Jon Jones has two words for Glover Teixeira: “Speed kills.”

The reigning UFC light heavyweight champ was on the defensive on Wednesday night following Teixeira’s first-round knockout win over Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

In several posts on Twitter, Jones lashed out at fans for being illogical and overreacting to Teixeira’s performance. He compared Teixeira to a slightly better version of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Teixeira extended his UFC record to 5-0 on Wednesday after scoring an impressive knockout victory over Bader, a former ranked light heavyweight contender. Despite a decisive ending, the win didn’t come easy for Teixeira, who looked to be in serious trouble early on the feet.

Bader dropped Teixeira with a left hand and went for broke with a flurry of punches in a desperate attempt to put the Brazilian away. Teixeira, a seasoned MMA veteran, remained patient under duress and eventually found an opening for a counter right hand followed by a crushing left hook that flattened Bader.

He immediately hopped on Bader after the punch and followed up with more ground shots before referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop the fight at 2:55.

After the fight, Teixeira admitted he wasn’t happy with his performance, but in his post-fight interview with UFC commentator Jon Anik, he vowed to come back stronger and defeat either Jones or Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight title:

   

In a little over two weeks, Jones is slated to defend his title against Gustafsson at UFC 165, with the winner moving on to face Teixeira. The news was confirmed at the UFC Fight Night 28 post-fight press conference.

There is still a bit of mystery surrounding Teixeira, who has yet to defeat a top-10 light heavyweight opponent. Is he overhyped or a legitimate threat to the UFC light heavyweight title?

The answer lies only in the test, which will either be Jones or Gustafsson.

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FucktheUG site profile image  

9/5/13 11:48 PM by FucktheUG

Lyoto never tapped.

Libero21 site profile image  

9/5/13 5:32 PM by Libero21

He is right.Glover is really good and a threat to anyone in the division but I can't see him beating jones. Glover won't be able to throw kicks or clinch because he will get taken down. I see jones throwing a ton of kicks, then when glover tries to get in his range he will get taken down and submitted. If jones can tap Vitor and Lyoto, he can tap glover.

coolbrandon site profile image  

9/5/13 3:07 PM by coolbrandon

Lol

Hikikomori site profile image  

9/5/13 2:45 PM by Hikikomori

Getting old ain't fun. Maybe time is catching up to Glover?

Bipolar site profile image  

9/5/13 2:00 PM by Bipolar

I used to believe that Glover would be a stiff test for Bones. But with every fight, the myth is being stripped away. He is surprisingly easy to rock, has average speed, good power, but not great striking skills. He does not have the creativity, speed, TD skill or reach to get at Jones. Jones clearly has the advantage on the feet with his creativity, better speed, unpredictably, versatility and reach. He's also got the advantage on the ground, especially if he gets top position, in which case it's probably over. Jon's conditioning will be a big factor if the fight goes into the championship rounds, and Jones' fighter IQ is among the best. Few fighters are able to adapt in-fight like Jones. He is incredibly good at taking what his opponents give, and can beat you in so many ways. There really is nowhere that is safe with him. There's no chance of beating Jon without taking some serious risks, because you're not going to pick him apart from the outside or lay on him. Yet he has shown over and over that it's almost impossible to get away with high risk tactics.

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9/5/13 10:31 AM by Billyz

Glover is a beast without a doubt but he does take damage and I am not convinced he is a world beater as he has shown that he can be hit and hurt often. Maldonado who is now a 185lber hurt him, Bader dropped him and could have actually finished him if he had been a bit more careful. What this leads me to believe is if he were in their with a truly elite they would be able to capitalize in the same situation.If bader/Maldonado/Page can touch his chin. Jones can and if Jones has him wobbled I see him finishing him while the others wilted.There is a plenty of hype behind him but I just dont see him beating Jones.Even on the ground. he is not getting jones down and Jones can definitely get him down. From top position we all know Jones is hell on wheels.The striking is somewhat similar to Rampage in that it looks closer to classic boxing and very "hook" centered in attack. Think Jones reach will of course give him hell and as I mentioned before if he can wobbled by Maldonado I dont see how Jones wont get his chin eventually especially in a 5 rounder when he usually gets tagged early in all his fights.

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9/5/13 10:05 AM by SiriusXM Fight Club

Or Tonto from "The Lone Ranger". Oh man that was funny bro, I haven't laughed out loud that much in a while! Vote up for you sir!

kyle223 site profile image  

9/5/13 9:27 AM by kyle223

LOL VU!

Another Foob site profile image  

9/5/13 9:20 AM by Another Foob

I commented on a thread before this fight that Glover is hard to gauge, and this fight didn't change anything. His fights always seem kinda messy, and he seems to eat shots and/or give up take downs at some point. But ultimately, this was his 20th consecutive win, and another of many coming by 1st round stoppage. He gets it done.

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9/5/13 9:14 AM by GodSaveTheReem

Um...did you even read this forum? Most people agree with Bones and no one has said a single bad thing about him. Most also seem to think that Bones has a huge advantage over Glover.