Glover Teixeira: 'If they need someone to fight Jon Jones, I'm here'

Too soon? Not according to Glover Teixeira, winner of 19-straight, who now says he's ready to take on the champ if no other suitable light heavyweight contender can be found.

Get in line.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira, fresh off a submission win over James Te Huna at last weekend's UFC 160 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, is willing to step up and fight reigning division kingpin Jon Jones.

Just as soon as "Bones" recovers from that gnarly toe injury he suffered last month in New Jersey.

"Hey, if they have any problem, I'm here. Whatever they do, I'll be happy to get in the Octagon again as soon as possible if they need someone. If they have trouble finding an opponent for Jon Jones, I'm here."

He might want to first clear that with Lyoto Machida and Alexander Gustafsson, who pretty much want the same thing.

While the Brazilian has certainly amassed the sort of credentials that would propel him into a division title shot, he's probably still at least one fight away from the belt, which is why Teixeira's manager has already set his sights on the winner of Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson, who do the deed at UFC 161 next month in Winnipeg.

But with the way people get injured in mixed martial arts (MMA), it's certainly nice to have more than one option.

For complete "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2" results and coverage click here and for complete UFC 160 live results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.


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