Glover Teixeira, who defeated Anthony Smith in the UFC Jacksonville main event, is pretty disappointed with a comment Jon Jones made after the fight concluded.
Teixeira defeated Smith via a lopsided, fifth-round TKO—one of the worst beatdowns of the year so far.
Ahead of the fight, Smith made headlines by sharing a wild story of his desperate attempt to fight off an intruder who broke into his family’s home.
Post-fight, Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champ, published a Tweet suggesting that Smith is lucky it wasn’t Teixeira breaking into his home.
“Good thing Glover is not on the hunt for a new TV,” Jones wrote in this controversial Tweet, which has since been deleted.
Teixeira was not impressed by Jones making light of what was undeniably a frightening and dangerous situation for Smith and his family.
“That’s so stupid, you know?” Teixeira told the media post-fight (transcript via MMA Junkie). “I don’t talk s**t about Jon Jones. People ask me all the time what he’s saying, what he’s done. Whatever he’s done – hitting (a) pregnant woman – I never judge people outside.”
“You know me, man. I’d never judge people outside of the octagon, and I say it’s not my job to judge (Jones) outside of the octagon,” Teixeira added. “Whatever he does outside MMA, we all do stupid s**t. And for him to say something like that, man, that’s so stupid, because the guy has a family there. That’s probably the stupidest thing he’s ever said.
“Tell Jon Jones to take care of his stuff, man. He’s got a lot of stuff to take care of, you know?”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on 5/14/2020.