Glover Teixeira says he will be shocked if the UFC champ Jon Jones dominates him at 172

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Glover Teixeira said that he has never dominated by anyone and sees his title fight ending with him knocking Jon Jones out.

Although the UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been saying that his goal is to beat Glover Teixeira in dominant fashion, the title challenger told Combate.com that he just doesn't see that happening. "Bones" will defend his belt for the seventh time on this Saturday, at UFC 172, and Teixeira believes he'll be very hard to take down:

In my fights and in my training people already know that this is very hard to happen. I have fought with "Rampage" Jackson and I took him down easily. Honestly, I scored six takedowns effortlessly. I have fought Ryan Bader and I took him down too. None of them did this to me. I train with top guys like Chuck Liddell and Lyoto Machida, I have trained with Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, and nobody have ever dominated me. If what he's saying happens, I will be shocked.

Teixeira also don't see him being the dominant winner but he imagines his hand being raised after the fight ending.

I don't believe that I will dominate him but I think that my hand will hit him and I will knock him out. It's going to be a tough fight because he's a tough guy. I don't see this going to the fifth round because I think I will close the distance to take him down or score the knockout. The fight should end in the third or fourth round.

Teixeira will defend a 20 fight win streak, five of those coming in the octagon. His debut was at UFC 146 in May of 2012, when he submitted Kyle Kingsbury in the first round.

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