glover-teixeira-16.jpgGlover Teixeira knows Alexander Gustafsson and Lyoto Machida are likely ahead of him in the pecking order, but if the UFC needs an opponent for light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, the Brazilian said he’s ready to go.

Teixeira picked up his 19th consecutive win, including his fourth straight in the UFC, after quickly submitting James Te Huna via guillotine choke at UFC 160 this past weekend.

The May 25 bout, which aired on pay-per-view from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, earned Teixeira a $50,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus.

Now, the 33-year-old has his eyes on a title shot and Jones’ belt.

“Hey, if they have any problem, I’m here,” he told FUEL TV’s Ariel Helwani after the fight.

Teixeira (21-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who was ranked No. 7 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA light-heavyweight rankings heading into the fight, defeated the No. 15-ranked Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC). However, Teixeira initially was slated to fight No. 9 Ryan Bader (who later dropped off the card with an injury), which would have followed his UFC on FOX 6 win over No. 14 Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

While the UFC hasn’t officially announced Jones’ next opponent, UFC President Dana White said Gustafsson is the obvious choice. Machida, despite a past loss to Jones, has defeated Bader and Dan Henderson since the title loss, and he’s also in the mix.

But should the stars align and the UFC need an opponent, Teixeira wants it. Otherwise, he said he’s simply looking for other high-ranked opponents.

“Whatever they do, I’ll be happy to get in the octagon again soon as possible if they need someone,” he said. “If they have trouble finding an opponent for Jon Jones, I’m here.”

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