By the sound of it, Glover Teixeira (19-2) isn’t one to pass on any opponent due to a lack of training time.
“I train for everything,” said Teixeira to MMA Interviews. “If the opponent is changed, I have to be ready. Being professional in the sport is being ready for everything. Injuries happen because we train so hard. We have to be ready to fight anybody out there.”
At UFC 153 Teixeira was slated to fight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-10). A month before the fight Jackson pulled out with an injury and Teixeira agreed to take on a different fighter. He was awarded a TKO win over Fábio Maldonado (18-6) when the doctor deemed that Maldonado couldn’t continue after the second round concluded.
The UFC has rescheduled the bout with Jackson for UFC on FOX 6, which is the final fight on his contract. Jackson has gone back and forth on whether he is going to resign. He currently hasn’t signed a new contract for the UFC.
Teixeira is undefeated in his two UFC outings and rides a 17 fight win streak. Only three of his fights have gone to a decision.
Teixeira vs. Jackson are currently set for the co-main event. The show takes place January 26 from the United Center in Chicago, IL.