Liddell thinks Teixiera ready for UFC title shot
MANILA, Philippines – UFC hall-of-famer Chuck Liddell believes Glover Teixeira is ready for a lightweight title shot following his stoppage of Ryan Bader in UFC Fight Night on Wednesday.
Liddell said Teixeira should be a good match for lightweight champion Jon Jones, who has to hurdle Alexander Gustaffson in UFC 165.
"He matches well with Jones and will test his chin for sure," Liddell said in Yahoo! Sports.
But the victory wasn’t easy for Teixeira, who had to recover from a first-round knockdown before toppling Bader. On the ground, he mercilessly pounded his opponent before the referee stopped the bout 2:55 remaining in the first round.
Teixeira admitted he was too confident going into the bout and this caused his knockdown.
"One of my problems was too much self-confidence and this was a good wake-up call," he said.