Glover Teixeira Calls For Quinton Jackson Fight; 'Rampage' Accepts
"I'd like to fight Quinton Jackson, he's talking a load of crap about me. I never talked sh*t about him," Teixeira said.
"He's my idol, I loved that guy in Pride. He said I was talking bad about him, but I wasn't, he's talking bad about me. Step in the ring with me, I'll fight anyone."
The Brazilian extended his unbeaten streak to 17-straight this weekend, including a 2-0 run under the UFC banner. Even more impressive, the TKO victory (via doctor stoppage) over Maldonado at Saturday's UFC 153 marked his 16th finish in 17 consecutive wins. Last May, Teixeira submitted Kyle Kingsbury in his Octagon debut in under two minutes.
Teixeira was originally slated to face "Rampage" Jackson in the co-main event of UFC 153, however, Jackson was forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury. Former light heavyweight champs Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Rashad Evans declined fights with the fast-rising star, leaving Maldonado to step in on short notice.
On Sunday, Jackson answered the call.
"Yo Dana White set up that fight with Glover please!" Jackson tweeted. "Let's give him what he wants. Fans I won't let you down. #FightoftheNight"