Machida: Teixeira will be the champion

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Glover Teixeira might be the next in line for a UFC title shot if he gets past Ryan Bader, and Lyoto Machida believes not only will he beat Bader, but also champion Jon Jones if given the chance:

“I believe Glover is the next champion,” Machida told MMAFighting.com. “I don’t see anyone in the light heavyweight division to stop Glover Teixeira. Not even Jon Jones.”

“We train together for a long time,” he said. “To do well against him, you really, really need to know what you’re doing. He’s too strong for this division. He’s a heavyweight, and he’s durable. He will hurt you for five rounds.”

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