Yeah, I think if I were in his shoes, I'd rather potentially lose to a guy some people are hyping up to be a star, rather than a guy who barely beat a now retired BJJ fighter standing, and is known for getting elbowed in the eye socket by Jones, and getting his back drummed by Silva. There's no way he could justify getting beat by Vera if he does, where as if Glover beat him, the hype machine would hype Glover up as the next challenger for Jones and Shogun's stock wouldn't go down as much. He could easily still remain in the top 10.
Shogun should beat Vera without much problems, so this is probably irrelevant, but there's always that chance. To this day, I still refuse to watch Chuck's fight against Jardine. I have no desire too.
Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Top 3 Favorite Fighters
1. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Demian Maia