Glover Teixeira is viewed by many as one of the few fighters in the world today that could give UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones a run for his money.
However, Teixeira is likely still a few fights away from competing for the title, as he stands just 2-0 with the UFC.
In a recent interview with the Brazilian news source Tatame, Teixeira was asked his opinion on Chael Sonnen, who was announced as the next contender to Jones.
I think Jon Jones will massacre him. Chael Sonnen will not do anything. I do not see Sonnen winning in any way. It may happen, though, because a fight is a fight, but I think it will be quite difficult.
Teixeira also said he doesn’t believe Sonnen deserves a shot at the belt, the same thoughts many others have reflected since the announcement was made.
I really do no like to see his fights. Sonnen is boring to watch sometimes. Has some fights that are good, but very few. It is usually a boring fight, but the guy speaks and sells fights.
Teixeira is currently medically suspended for several months, but has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson if the former UFC light heavyweight champion is willing to wait for him to be cleared.