After moving into title contention following his knockout victory over Ryan Bader in Brazil, Glover Teixeira doesn't want to wait around for the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson rematch if it happens. He just wants to get back into the Octagon.
“I don't worry about this stuff,” Teixeira said on the Fox Sports Post-Fight Show. “For sure they're going to give me another fight, I don't want to wait for the rematch.
“It is the way it is, I'm not going to say that he doesn't deserve a rematch. It was a phenomenal fight and we'll see what happens.”
Teixeira feels that Gustafsson was able to show some flaws in Jones' game, but it also proved that the champion can fight off his back after being taken down for the first time in his mixed martial arts career.
“Alex proved that Jon Jones' wrestling can be stopped. Jon Jones proved he can fight off his back too, and everyone was wondering about that. Now we know what he's going to do.”
UFC president Dana White is unsure whether the Jones vs. Gustafsson rematch will happen immediately, but if it does, then Teixeira will be given another fight before he gets a crack at the title.
“We'll give Glover another fight (if it happens),” White said. “I like the idea. I think that that fight was awesome, and I think it was one of those fights that people would love to see again. It would be hard for either one of the fighters not to think they should rematch.”
(Follow @AndrewMMA_ on Twitter)
- Sports & Recreation
- Martial Arts
- Alexander Gustafsson
- Jon Jones