Glover Teixeira Critiques His UFC Fight Night 28 Performance Against Ryan Bader
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.11.2013
Teixeira was getting knocked down…
MMAjunkie Radio interviewed UFC light heavyweight fighter and top contender Glover Teixeira. Below are some highlights:
Teixeira on the upcoming Jon Jones/Alexander Gustafsson title bout: "I believe Jon is going to win this fight. I hope he wins. I think he's going to win on the ground. I believe Gustafsson's a great standup fighter, and I think Jon is smart enough and a better wrestler to take him down and beat him on the ground. I don't know how. It might be ground and pound, or maybe a submission, but I don't think this fight is going to go five rounds."
Teixeira on being critical of his performance against Ryan Bader: "When you fight the way you want to fight, and you get caught with a punch and get knocked out, it's OK. But I wasn't fighting my way. I wasn't moving my head right, and I was waiting too much. That day, I started waiting too much, and I got punched before I started punching. So that's why was I was (upset). It's not about getting knocked down. It's about doing something wrong. I'm over it. I'm happy, and I've just got to realize I made a mistake, and it's not going to happen again."
Teixeira on wanting to stay busy if Jones loses and is granted an immediate rematch: "I want to stay busy. I want to fight [Jones]. He's the bigger name, and he's been champion for a while. If Gustafsson beats this guy, I'll be happy for him, too, as long as I get to fight him. Or if they have a rematch, I'd like to fight some top contender and keep myself busy. I'm healthy, and I can't be losing time."