twitter google

Glover Teixeira Enlisting Help Of Lyoto Machida For Fight With ‘Rampage’ Jackson At UFC On Fox 6

Glover Teixeira has plenty of resources to fall back upon as he prepares for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in 2013.

One of them is a former UFC light heavyweight champion – and past opponent of Jackson’s – in Lyoto Machida.

Teixeira and Jackson are set for Chicago on January 26 at UFC on Fox 6.

“I’ll probably train in California, and I think Machida should be there, yes,” said Teixeira, during a recent interview with Tatame. “I’ll train with him a bit.”

Facing off with Jackson will be a major step up in competition for the Brazilian, as he has toppled Kyle Kingsbury and Fabio Maldonado since entering the UFC.

The expectation is for a tough fight. In the UFC, every guy is good, each has a good quality, so there’s no easy fight. Sometimes you hit a strike and the fight gets easier, but all are difficult. I will prepare for the best Quinton Jackson.

Jackson is coming off two consecutive losses, and will complete his current UFC contract following the scheduled fight. The two were originally set to meet in October, but a training injury knocked Jackson out of the bout.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor

Event Date: July 11, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale

Event Date: July 12, 2015
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee

Event Date: July 15, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1

Bellator 140: Lima vs. Koreshkov

Event Date: July 17, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites

Event Date: July 18, 2015
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

Event Date: July 25, 2015
Broadcast: Fox, Fox Sports 1