[VIDEO] Glover Teixeira Runs Over Rampage
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.28.2013
Teixeira was happy with the win...
Glover Teixeira appeared on Fuel TV's post-fight show for UFC on Fox 6 to talk about his huge career win over former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Here are some highlights:
Teixeira on his performance: "I'm happy with winning. No disrespect to Quinton but I wanted to go for the knockout and finish him, but he stopped me. I know he's tough, but he took some good shots. I'm good – I'm happy with my performance."
Teixeira on why he wasn't able to finish Rampage: "You have to think this is a guy that has pride on him. I hit him with good shots, but he hits hard too. I cannot become cocky in that situation and get caught with a punch. I swear I hit him hard in the second round and I thought it was going to be a knockout. In the third round I had a little problem with my body and I felt pain in my ribs. But it's not an excuse. Quinton is a tough son-of-a-gun."
Teixeira on if he had any injuries and if he was 100% going into the fight: "I was. It was just like a little problem. No fighter comes in 100 percent. If he does come 100 percent, it's because he's not training."
Teixeira on what Jackson said to him after the fight: "He said he was my fan. I've said this before, but I'm a big fan of Quinton Jackson and I told him he was my idol. He said that he's my fan now, and he hopes I go out there and become a champion. I always respect him. It was an amazing and great fight with him."
Teixeira on if he thinks he's the number one contender in the division: "No. That's not my job. The number one contender is Chael Sonnen and you've got to respect that. Let him go and see what happens. I think Chael is a good fighter, but I believe Jon is going to keep the title."
Teixeira on if he he wants to fight the winner of Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen: "No, because I don't want to wait that long."