Glover Teixeira avoids surgery on injured shoulder

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

The shoulder injury Glover Teixeira suffered in his UFC 172 bout with Jon Jones won't require surgery according to the man himself.

Glover Teixeira suffered a few different injuries in his UFC 172 light heayweight title shot against Jon Jones, but the biggest one seemed to be to his shoulder. Jones wrenched his arm up in the first round to cause the injury, something that looked like it was going to need to be surgically repaired. According to Teixeira on Twitter though, he has avoided going under the knife - for now:

Teixeira (22-3) had a 20-fight win streak halted by Jones at the event, but managed to go the full five rounds even with the injuries he accumulated. It'll be interesting to see who he is matched up with next, considering he didn't really have to fight any contenders in the division before his title shot. Perhaps a bout with Phil Davis might make some sense?

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