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Even Jones cannot stop Glover Teixeira

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Glover Teixeira is seen as the next big hope for Brazil in Mixed Martial Arts. The big brawler will meet Ryan Bader in a Light Heavyweight match at UFC Fight Night 28 in his own backyard in Brazil and he knows a win in the match could earn him a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, currently held by another Brazilian Jon Jones.

Jones, on the other hand, will be putting his title on the line against Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 later this month but according to former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and fellow Brazilian, none of the two fighters have what it takes to match the talents of the youngster.

Speaking to MMAFighting.com, the Brazilian stated that he doesn’t think neither Bones nor the Swede has what it takes to get the better of Glover and on paper; he is head and shoulders above almost everyone in the division at the moment. Lyoto Machida went on to add that he believes that the youngster is the next UFC Light Heavyweight champion, mentioning that he doesn’t see anyone in the Light Heavyweight division of the promotion capable of stopping him, not even the highly celebrated talents of Jon Jones can stand up to him.

Teixeira made his debut in 2012 and has gone on to have four fights in just one year. Moreover, he has won 15 of his 21 fights as a Mixed Martial Artist via knockout in the first round and according to Machida, he is ready to go the distance and fight five rounds.

Lyoto Machida that he trains with him for long periods of time and he can see what he has like no other fighter and he knows he bound to be a success.