Jones/Gustafsson II. The rematch. Dana has expressed interest. The fans want to see it. It’s an important fight for the whole sport of MMA. Even laymen have been talking about the headline fight from UFC 165, with one man quoted as saying it was “the best fight I’ve ever seen.” OK, so I can’t source that quote because it was a guy at work but it was undoubtedly a great fight and we’re all waiting with baited breath to hear about a rematch.
To say that the light heavyweights in the UFC were watching the fight with great interest is an incredibly obvious statement but I’m going to make it anyway. Possibly the most interested of them was Glover Teixeira who is widely expected to be the next man in line for a crack at the 205 lb strap. You could forgive any fighter in his position wanting to wait it out to see who ultimately ends up as the champion after the expected rematch. Except, Glover isn’t just any fighter. We’re talking about a man who waited years to be granted an American visa so he could fight for the UFC. Despite his agrressive fighting style Teixeira is a patient man so it will come as no surprise that he wants to fight anyone rather than wait for the Jones/Gustafsson rematch to be settled. As he said on the Fox Sports Post-Fight Show:
“I don’t worry about this stuff. For sure they’re going to give me another fight, I don’t want to wait for the rematch… It is the way it is, I’m not going to say that he doesn’t deserve a rematch. It was a phenomenal fight and we’ll see what happens.”
What can we say, Glover just wants to fight and if we’re honest, that’s all we want too. I was on Twitter earlier predicting he’d be matched up with Rashad Evans. Come at me with your predictions, bros.