Following his win over Ryan Bader last night, Glover Teixeira learned that he will be getting the next light heavyweight title shot against the winner of Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC made the announcement during the UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira Vs Bader Post Fight Press Conference that Teixeira will be fighting whoever wins the main event at UFC 165. At the post fight press conference, Teixeira gave his thoughts on the win over Bader, and what he thinks about the title fight he earned with a win.
“I was thinking a lot about the knockout, and I was waiting for that. I was waiting for him to punch me so I could counter him, but I was very close to him. That’s where he got me. I remembered we always have to move, and we always have to be first. I have to do my strategy, which is always to move the head around and to go forward and to make those punches connect. I didn’t move around, and that’s where the problems started. I was a bit upset because despite Ryan Bader being a huge athlete and a great fighter, we always want to be the guy who goes in and dominates. I think the secret of the fight is for us to hit and not get hit, to punch and not get punched.”
“My dream is to get the belt, but I believe Jon Jones will win. That’s the way I see it, and I definitely prefer to fight him, in a certain manner because Jon Jones has a better name. He’s been a champ for a long time, so whoever goes to face him has to be very focused, very well-trained.”
“The knockout power, I believe I have it, and if I hit him, he’s going to go down.”
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