If Jon Jones hopes to successfully defend his light-heavyweight title in UFC 172's headliner with Glover Teixeira, his trainer said he needs to avoid one potentially critical mistake.

Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) is currently a 7-1 favorite in the April 26 pay-per-view headliner, but famed trainer Greg Jackson said Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC), thanks to his power, presents a potential problem for Jones.

“He comes in and he kind of overwhelms people,” Jackson recently told MMAjunkie. “So making sure he kind of doesn’t outdo us in that department, I think, is very important. I think that Jon needs to get his respect to make sure Glover can’t walk right through him.”

How do you do that? Jackson explains above.

He also discusses the upcoming UFC 171 co-headliner between Jackson-trained Carlos Condit (29-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Tyron Woodley (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), and he also gives his prediction for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 37 headliner between Alexender Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Jimi Manuwa (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC).

Check it out above.

And for the latest on UFC 172, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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