Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has hand picked his next title defense. It will happen on Super Bowl Weekend versus the (22-2) Brazilian Glover Teixeira.
Quote from Jon Jones yesterday. “I’m going to fight Glover and I will answer all the critics about the Gustafsson fight. I will fight Gustafsson after I fight Glover. I won the fight but I look at it as a blemish on my record because some people think I didn’t. I promise you, he will be next.”
UFC president Dana White confirmed Jones’ next opponent to ESPN.com on Wednesday. According to White, Jones personally requested to fight Teixeira next.
“That’s what the champ wants,” White said. “We’ll probably have that fight on the Super Bowl card in New Jersey.”