Glover Teixeira Hopes His Title Shot Will Not Be Delayed Following UFC 165
Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.24.2013
Glover doesn’t want to wait…
- Glover Teixeira recently discussed the Jones vs. Gustafsson title bout and more. Here are the highlights…
On a Jones vs. Gustafsson Rematch: "Even I want to watch that fight again. But it's hard to say I'm OK with it, because I worked so hard to get this opportunity. I felt like I had my hands right there on the chance, and now they're going to take it away from me, and who knows for how long? It could be a year from now. It's really upsetting to me."
On Scoring Jones vs. Gustafsson : "It was a very close fight, but I scored the first round for Gustafsson and all the other rounds to Jones even though it was close — very close," Teixeira said. "Jones was getting hit a lot, but also he was pushing forward and trying to get takedowns, as well as catching Gustafsson with kicks and elbows."
Will he Wait if They do a Rematch: "There's no way I'm just going to sit around," Teixeira said. "I'm healthy. I'm good. I had a few minor injuries before the fight with Bader, but nothing major, and we're getting it taken care of. I could be ready to fight in three or four months, and I don't want to wait. If they're going to do this rematch, then I want to get in there and fight someone else."
on the Title Shot: "I want that title shot," Teixeira said. "That's all I want. I'll sit back and wait and cross my fingers."