Last week, we learned that former title challenger, Anthony Johnson had to pull out of his scheduled bout with Glover Teixiera. The UFC has stated that the fight will be postponed to a later date, but should this fight really happen?
In my opinion, Anthony Johnson is the clear number one contender. The only reason this fight was scheduled in the first place was due to Cormier vs Jones II being postponed to UFC 200. However, with the fight scrapped from UFC on Fox 20, I think it should be left alone.
Johnson is coming off two back-to-back knockouts since rebounding from his lost to the current champ, Daniel Cormier. Granted, Teixiera has been on a tear of his own since losing to Phil Davis back in late 2014. I believe Teixiera needs to fight a Gustafsson or Bader before getting his title shot. Granted, you can argue that is downgrading Teixera, and he should fight Johnson, but Teixera’s last fight was against a deteriorating Rashad Evans. Johnson’s However, was a mauling of a surging contender in Ryan Bader.
These two are destined to meet inside the octagon, but I just think Johnson deserves his title shot after UFC 200 LHW title bout is disputed.
Do you think Johnson’s next fight should be for the belt, or should he have to face Teixera before getting his second chance at glory?