In just a few short days the UFC invades the United Center. And while fans around Chicago can’t wait, Glover Teixeira might be just a bit more anxious. The Brazilian will enter the octagon to face one of his toughest opponents to date in Quinton Jackson. Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, the 19-2 light heavyweight gave his thoughts on the match up:
"Quinton is a great fighter. I loved to watch him fight back in the day. I still like to watch him fight. I'm just going to go over there and take care of business. I'm going to go over there and put on a great fight for the fans and try to knock him out."
And that is just what Teixeira has done 12 times in his professional career. But he is fighting a man in “Rampage” who hasn’t been knocked out since Mauricio Rua soccer kicked him back in PRIDE circa 2005. Rest assured as well that Jackson will be looking to impress. He’s told everyone that will listen this is his last contractual obligation to the UFC and he’ll want to go home with a win. Fighters that leave on 3 fight losing streaks aren’t nearly as marketable as those that beat a guy who many think could one day challenge Jon Jones for the title.
The action goes down on January 26th. Tickets for the event can be purchased at UFC.com or you can watch live on Fox.
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