Jackson and Glover
Teixeira will apparently get it on after all.
Jackson announced Tuesday night via Twitter that he will face the
hard-hitting Brazilian at
UFC on Fox 6, which is slated to take place at Chicago’s United
Center on Jan. 26.
“Outside the cage, I hate no one. Life is too short for that,”
Jackson wrote. “Inside the cage, my job is to destroy! Glover is
done on Jan. 26 in Chicago.”
The light heavyweights were initially expected to meet on Oct. 13
at UFC 153, but “Rampage” was forced to withdraw from that fight
due to injury. Headlined by a flyweight championship showdown
between reigning titlist Demetrious
Johnson and challenger John Dodson,
UFC on Fox 6 will also see World Extreme Cagefighting alumni
Pettis and Donald
Cerrone square off in an anticipated lightweight duel.
Jackson, 34, has one fight remaining on his UFC contract. The
former 205-pound titlist enters his confrontation with Teixeira
riding back-to-back defeats, as Jackson was outpointed by Ryan Bader to
kick off 2012 after failing to recapture his crown from new
champion Jon Jones last
year at UFC 135. Known for his power-punching and highlight-reel
slams, the 42-fight veteran owns 14 of his 32 wins via form of
Teixeira, 33, is also considered one of the light heavyweight
division’s hardest punchers. After Jackson pulled out of their UFC
153 meeting, the Brazilian instead faced countryman Fabio
Maldonado, battering the resilient 32-year-old for two rounds
before the cage-side doctor stepped in and halted the contest to
save Maldonado from further punishment. Teixeira has not lost since
2005 and has seen the judges’ scorecards just three times in his 10
years as a pro.