Cormier and Teixeira are widely considered to be next in line for a UFC light heavyweight title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson, but "Bones" doesn't believe either of them to be worthy.
"I thought he showed signs of being a high-level fighter," Jones said of Teixeira. "I don't think he's ready to beat me. I thought he showed signs, being punched that hard by Bader shows me where he's at. No matter what your excuse is, it still happened. If you're a seasoned vet and you said you allowed overconfidence to be your weakness, it's still a weakness you allowed to happen in the first place. If you have a great opponent and great understanding, then you won't rush into a guy like Ryan Bader who is obviously going to swing looping punches at you. I don't think he's the guy who's going to beat me."
Jones also took a verbal jab at Cormier, who he says "isn't ready" to fight him.
"He seems to really not like me and be a big hater of mine," Jones said of Cormier. "It's sad, considering we're both African-American and there's not many of us in the sport. We should try to find a common bond. We don't need to be friends, but we should at least respect each other. It's pathetic that me and Rashad have such a bad relationship and me and Daniel have such a bad relationship."
Jones is slated to fight Alexander Gustafsson this weekend, but that didn't stop him from discussing Cormier.
"To be honest with you, I don't think Daniel Cormier really deserves a big fight," Jones said. "I don't respect him as a person. I think fighting me would be an opportunity of a lifetime for him. I don't think I have much to gain from beating Daniel Cormier because no one knows who he is, and he hasn't really proved much."