Glover Teixeira is currently ranked as number 4 in the UFC rankings of light heavyweights. He recently defeated James Te Huna at UFC 160 and is looking for a chance to go against the champ.
He spoke with MMAJunkie on how he thinks he would fare against Jon Jones.
“I am very confident. If my next fight was against Jon Jones, for sure I would go in to win. I give myself [a] 99 percent chance [of winning].”
He also understands that he’s still a few fights away from competing for the belt. He has a few fighters in mind that he would love to challenge himself against next.
“One of the top fighters is Ryan Bader,” Teixeira explained. “I was going to face him, but he got hurt. It could still be my next fight.”
Glover vs Ryan Bader makes plenty of sense in regards to seeing if Teixeira is a future contender for the 205 pound throne. Most of the top light heavyweights are currently booked and Glover just got out of his last fight a few weeks ago.
If Joe Silva is listening, a bout between these two would be perfect in the fall.