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Machida: Glover Teixeira Can Beat Jon Jones


“I believe Glover is the next champion. I don’t see anyone in the light heavyweight division to stop Glover Teixeira. Not even Jon Jones. We train together for a long time. To do well against him, you really, really need to know what you’re doing. He’s too strong for this division. He’s a heavyweight, and he’s durable. He will hurt you for five rounds.”

In tonight’s UFC Fight Night 28 main event Glover Teixeira will look to cement himself as a title challenger with a win over Ryan Bader.

His longtime training partner and former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, recently told MMAFighting.com that he believes Glover is the future of the 205 pound division and the man to beat Jon Jones.

Thoughts?

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0 Comments to Machida: Glover Teixeira Can Beat Jon Jones

  1. zack says:

    i guess machida gave up on jones? i hope glover beats jones but idk man. Jones is also a heavyweight pretty much. His reach and wrestling will make it very hard for glover to do much. U never know tho until they fight. We will see how glover performs tonight. If hes anywhere close to jones level he should demolish bader tonight.

  2. Bob'O says:

    Bader is finished, and Machida should fight Anderson Silva at 185, or even 205 if they both prefer that. Either way, their styles demand a match up for the fans. Why this fight has not happened yet is beyond my understanding. I know they train together and are friends, but money talks at the end of the day. Come on Dana? ~Bob’O

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