Originally Posted by GrappleRetarded
Aware me on these vastly superior boxers in the LHW division please. Glover just beat Rampage at his own game with ease. Name me the last fighter to stand toe to toe with Rampage Jackson, slipping hooks on the inside with him for the entire fight? The last guy who tried to beat Rampage at his own game got brutalised in the first round (Wanderlei). Standing right in front of Rampage and trading hooks with him is incredibly dangerous, and Glover easily beat him at it, that's highly impressive.
I think it's quite evident that most people have only followed Glover from his brief UFC stint, rather than followed him for most of his MMA career.
Again, I will repeat, Glover is a BEAST. If you can't see the talent this dude has, then keep thinking what ever it is you think he is, because he will prove you wrong.
Glover's lack of a jab is disturbing. He is really predictable with his boxing, so I'm pretty sure Jones would come up with a gameplan to manage that. Jones has the striking ability to keep Teixeira on the outside, and Teixeira isn't fast enough to rush in and hurt Jones.
Gustafsson ( I think Gustafsson is overrated. Teixeira would beat him but Gustafsson still has better boxing ) and Jones have better boxing than Teixeira.
Now that Roflcopter mentioned it though, yeah Teixeira might be one of the top 3 boxers in the LHW division. The best? No.
The lack of good boxers in the LHW division is disturbing.
Edit: I do think Teixeira has immense talent but I don't agree with you saying he is a major threat to Jones. Jones would beat him within the distance.