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.
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.