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Is Jon Jones Concerned With Glover Teixeira? Not Really

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been nothing but respectful of Glover Teixeira in the lead-up to their meeting this Saturday at UFC 172.

“Bones” understands that the Brazilian holds plenty of knockout power in both of his hands and is well-versed all around to challenge him.

“He’s an amazing wrestler, has power in both hands,” said Jones, during an interview on UFC Tonight. “I’ve got a great fight in front of me.”

As a former junior college national champion, Jones has been taken down just once in his UFC career. If things head in that direction, he feels “really confident in the wrestling category.”

“I respect his knockout power,” he added. “We’re ready for everywhere. I’m confident.”

Jones (19-1) could have selected a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson after the two went the distance last year. Instead, he opted to give Teixeira a title shot.

“I’m very happy with the choice,” he stated. “Glover hasn’t lost in five years.”

4 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    There’s an article on yahoo saying that Jones only went 80% against Gustafsson

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I saw it but didnt read it, kind of hate to read what people say about a bad performance. Just say man I had a bad fight and he had a good one, I still won.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    At least he didnt say he kept blinking when Alex was hitting him

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    The only person who will beat Jones is himself or Liam Mcgeary

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