Jon Jones reacts to Glover Teixeira win at UFC Fight Night 28, calls him 'Rampage with better grappling'

Steve Snowden

I get the feeling the champ didn't lose much sleep after last night's event in Brazil.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones watched Glover Teixeira earn the next 205-pound title shot by polishing off Ryan Bader in the main event of UFC Fight Night 28 (highlights), which took place last Wednesday night (Sept. 4, 2013) on FOX Sports 1 from Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

And he was not impressed.

"Bones" is expected to put his division title on the line against the Brazilian in 2014, assuming he's able to turn away current No. 1 contender Alexander Gustafsson. "The Mauler" hopes to upset the apple cart in the main event of the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV), scheduled for Sept. 21 in Toronto, Canada.

Either way, Teixiera doesn't sound like a formidable challenge, based on the champ's Twitter assessment.

I think he's a lot like Rampage just with better grappling. I don't mind people thinking I'm going to lose just come at me with something logical. Speed kills #champ2013 #champion2014.

Ouch.

Jones was able to submit Quinton Jackson in the fourth round of their main event at UFC 135 back in Sept. 2011, one of five straight title defenses -- with four finishes -- dating back to his championship performance against Mauricio Rua at UFC 128.

He's looked virtually unstoppable.

That means any and all challengers for his light heavyweight strap are going to have to be perfect in every aspect of mixed martial arts (MMA). By his own admission, Teixeira was unhappy with his latest showing, taking too many shots from Bader en route to victory.

You could even say he looked a little like Rampage, just with better grappling.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker