UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira may have only had two fights inside the Octagon, but company president Dana White has already been impressed with what he has seen thus far from the Brazilian.

Teixeira made his UFC debut at UFC 146 in May, where he choked out Kyle Kingsbury in the second round. He followed that up with a TKO stoppage on Saturday night against fellow Brazilian Fabio Maldonado at UFC 153 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“He put on a great fight tonight against a tough guy and I have to give props to him,” White said after the fight. “Maldonado was unbelievably tough tonight, and some of the shots he was taking were unbelievable.”

When asked whether Teixeira is in line for a shot at Jon Jones‘ belt, White responded, “He’s going to have to fight one of the top guys before we start talking about title shots.”

White was then asked if Phil Davis, who also fought on the UFC 153 fight card, was a possibility as Jones’ next opponent. The UFC president was non-committal, but answered, “maybe Phil.”

Following his win, Teixeira called out his original opponent Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who was forced to pull out because of injury.

“I’d like to fight Quinton Jackson. I never talked (expletive) about him. I don’t talk about him. He was my idol. I loved that guy coming up in Pride. But he says I was talking bad about him. I’m not talking bad about him. I’m not afraid of no man,” said Teixeira.

“Step in the ring with me; I’ll fight anyone.”

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your UFC 153 fight coverage.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Dana White Confirms Gustafsson vs. Teixeira for UFC Berlin

  • a day ago
  • 4 views

A light heavyweight match-up between Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira will headline UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin. read news >>

Dana White: ‘Georges St-Pierre doesn’t want to fight’

  • 29 days ago
  • 255 views

UFC President Dana White has not spoken to GSP since the new drug-testing policy was announced but did not appear confident about the former champion’s potential return to the octagon. Several months read news >>

Tweet of the day: Dana White calls Watson rumors 'the furthest thing from the truth'

  • 26 days ago
  • 89 views

Addressing rumors of what caused UFC site coordinator Burt Watson to leave the promotion, Dana White disputed the story that it involved a spat between Watson and Rousey's entourage. The week-long my read news >>

Jedrzejczyk doesn't mind the mispronunciations: 'Soon they're gonna call me Joanna Champion'

  • 25 days ago
  • 43 views

LOS ANGELES -- UFC president Dana White butchered her name on multiple occasions during the Welcome to the Show press conference. That's nothing new for Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The UFC women's strawweigh read news >>

Dana White: UFC holding date for event at Madison Square Garden in late 2015

  • 24 days ago
  • 10 views

It might be a White Christmas in the Big Apple this year and not just because of the snow. UFC president Dana White told Inside MMA on Friday that the promotion is so confident about MMA being legali read news >>

Dana White: UFC holding 2015 date at Madison Square Garden in New York

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

We’ve been down this road before. But this time … maybe this time … it might happen. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

VIDEO: Dana White Believes New York Will Finally Get a UFC in 2015 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

With a dramatic shift in the New York Assembly's balance of power, Dana White is more confident than ever that the UFC will finally be at Madison Square Garden. read news >>

Video: 'Confident' Dana White holding date for Madison Square Garden UFC event in 2015

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

"You've heard me say this many times, and I'm going to say it again: I'm very confident that it might happen this year. I'm actually really confident this year. Lorenzo (Fertitta), Lawrence Epstein, read news >>

VIDEO: UFC President Dana White Picks Mayweather vs. Pacquiao | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 36 views

Check out UFC president Dana White's pick for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao megafight. Hear his pick and his reasoning... shoes be damned. read news >>