Following Teixeira’s dominant TKO win over Fabio Maldonado in Rio de Janiero, the Brazilian said in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan that he would like for the fight with Jackson originally booked for the Oct. 13 card to be his next fight.
It appears the news got around to “Rampage” as on Sunday afternoon the 34-year-old stated via Twitter he not only would like to fight Teixeira, but it would be “Fight of the Night”.
“Yo @danawhite set up that fight with Glover please!” Jackson wrote. “Lets give him what he wants..fans I won’t let u down #fightofthenight”
Shortly after, White responded to Jackson’s request, tweeting “sounds good bro” to the former light heavyweight champion.
Jackson (32-10) has one fight left on his contract and plans to leave the organization after his next fight. He would like to go out with a bang, though, and a match up with Teixeira has fireworks written all over it. The Tennessee native has had a well documented clash with UFC management in recent months and has been eager to get his finale fight of the way so he can move on from the UFC. “Rampage” was forced out of UFC 153 with an elbow injury but it appears he is nearly healthy and ready to compete once again. Jackson coming off losing back-to-back losses at the hands of Jon Jones and Ryan Bader and has dropped three of his last five fights.
Teixeira (19-2) has only fought in the UFC twice but has already proven to be one of the most dangerous fighters in the world at 205-pounds. Teixeira’s win over Maldonado at UFC 153 marked the Brazilian’s 17th consecutive victory over the past six years, 16 of which have come by (T)KO or submission. Should he be matched up against Jackson, the 32-year-old will be in for the toughest test of his career, as he has never fought an opponent with the credentials of “Rampage”.
No further information about a date or location for a potential Jackson vs. Teixeira is known at this time.