Notorious troublemaker Chael Sonnen stirred the pot a couple of weeks ago by implying he’d heard fellow UFC light heavyweight Quinton Jackson intended to drop out of an upcoming fight against Glover Teixeira. Though no information lending credit to Sonnen’s statements has materialized since, the disgruntled Jackson has dealt with a number of injuries over the past year, pulled out of a tilt with Teixeira in October, and has been embroiled in an ongoing feud with UFC management pertaining to how he’s been treated by the company.
No matter how things play out over the next sixteen days before the UFC on FOX 6 fight, Teixeira recently made it known that he’ll be ready to rumble regardless of who is standing across from him in the Octagon.
“I train for everything. If the opponent is changed, I have to be ready. Being professional in the sport is being ready for everything,” explained Teixeira in a conversation with MMA Interviews. “Injuries happen because we train so hard. We have to be ready to fight anybody out there.”
While he may be open to facing anyone, Teixeira will certainly be hoping “Rampage” remains in the match-up considering Jackson’s status as a former champion with some star-power to boot. The 19-2 Teixeira is 2-0 thus far in the Octagon and is on a seventeen-fight winning streak, putting him in prime position for a future crack at title-contendership with a victory over someone with Jackson’s credentials.
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