MENU
#UFC Fight Night 83 #Saturday Night Fights #Luke Rockhold #GGG #David Branch #DWTNCS #Conor McGregor #UFC 215 #Michael Bisping #HBO Boxing PPV - Golovkin vs. Canelo


Glover Teixeira vs Sokoudjou 281It only makes sense that Glover Teixeira, following Wednesday night’s first-round finish of Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil, would be granted the next shot at the UFC light heavyweight championship, and now it is a reality.

UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik announced at the post-fight press conference in Belo Horizonte that Teixeira is next in line.

“Dana confirmed it; Glover gets the next title shot,” said Zelaznik.

Teixeira has won 20 consecutive fights overall and his first five in the Octagon. He has recorded finishes in four of his five UFC victories, and three of those finishes came inside of the first round.

That doesn’t happen by accident, and it’s something that Teixeira believes plays in his favor should it be Jon Jones that he challenges for the belt.

“My dream is to get the belt. I believe Jon Jones will win (the fight with Alexander Gustafsson) and that’s my preference,” said Teixeira at the post-fight press conference. “Jon Jones has held the belt for a very long time.”

Teixeira went on to say that he believes that because of Jones’ skill set, whoever is going to defeat him has to do it with a knockout, and he believes he is the fighter that can do just that.

“I believe if I hit him, he will go down.”

No timeline was set for Teixeira’s title challenge.

Jones next puts his belt on the line against Gustafsson in the UFC 165 main event on Sept. 21 in Toronto.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Glover Teixeira Fights

  • a year ago
  • 446 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas discusses octagon future, would like 'TUF' coaching gig

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Former featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas wonders what makes sense for the two fights left on his current UFC contract.Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>

Is Dana White's Relationship with Jon Jones Over? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 67 views

UFC president Dana White briefly talked about his relationship with Jon Jones with the press at the UFC 215 216 media day on Thursday. TRENDING > Jon Jones' Manager Confounded, Refuses to Believe Jon read news >>

Jon Jones' Steroid Test 'Highly Unlikely' to Be Mistake, Dana White Says

  • 27 days ago
  • 33 views

UFC President Dana White isn't holding out hope Jon Jones will be cleared when his positive drug test receives further scrutiny. White told TMZ Sports Thursday it's "highly unlikely" Jones' B sample read news >>

Dana White More Nervous About Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Than Any Other Fight Ever | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 59 views

UFC president Dana White is more nervous about Conor McGregor's boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than any other fight... ever. read news >>

Dana White's custom Conor McGregor T-shirts for fight week

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC President Dana White has been Conor McGregor’s No. 1 fan during the entire build-up to “The Money Fight.”Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White isn't optimistic about UFC champ Jon Jones' B sample, laments what could've been

  • 26 days ago
  • 38 views

In two words, UFC President Dana White sums up the Jon Jones situation after a failed drug test: “It’s bad.”Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White and Jeff Novitzky to Address Jon Jones UFC Anti-Doping Violation at 10:45p ET | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 29 views

Dana White and Jeff Novitsky, the UFC's vice president of athlete health and performance, are holding a Jon Jones press conference, Tuesday at 10:45p ET. read news >>

Dana White and Jeff Novitzky: Jon Jones UFC Anti-Doping Violation Scrum (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 117 views

Dana White and Jeff Novitzky held an impromptu media scrum on Tuesday addressing the breaking news of Jon Jones testing positive for steroids. read news >>

A somber Dana White wonders if Jon Jones ever fights again after champ's failed UFC 214 drug test

  • 29 days ago
  • 94 views

“It’s brutal. It’s unbelievable,” Dana White said of Jon Jones’ failed drug test at UFC 214.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Dana White Says Jon Jones' Potential UFC 214 Drug Violation Might End His Career

  • 28 days ago
  • 67 views

UFC President Dana White has admitted Jon Jones' potential steroid violation before his UFC 214 win against Daniel Cormier may spell the end of his MMA career. The UFC confirmed in an official statem read news >>