UFC Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira was octagon side for UFC 165: Jones Vs Gustafsson and so first hand for what some people are considering to be the greatest title fight in UFC history. Defending Champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson fought for five hard rounds, and in the end it was Jones who would retain his belt. Teixeira was cageside for the fight because it was announce that he would be next in line to challenge for the title, but the fight was so good that Teixeira might have to wait for the fight to happen a second time. However, Teixeira isn’t interested in sitting around for a year to wait for his crack at the gold.
Teixeira told USA Today:
“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.”
“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. 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.”
“There’s no way I’m just going to sit around. 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.”
“I want that title shot. That’s all I want. I’ll sit back and wait and cross my fingers.”
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