Glover Teixeira’s fight against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson lasted all of 13 seconds, and it ended with the Brazilian so unconscious, he woke up thinking he was Abraham Lincoln (not really). So of course that qualifies him to have a valuable opinion on whether or not Jimi Manua deserves a shot at the light-heavyweight belt (not really).
As per MMAFighting:
“Jimi Manuwa isn’t qualified to fight for the belt,” Teixeira told MMA Fighting. “He didn’t beat any top fighter yet.”
Manuwa, who finished Ovince St. Preux and Corey Anderson in his last couple of fights, was sitting cageside earlier this month at UFC 210, watching Cormier submit Anthony Johnson to defend his title. Manuwa traded words with the champion right after.
“I think Jimi Manuwa has to beat a top fighter first before thinking about fighting for the belt, or maybe two or three top guys,” Teixeira said. “Jimi Manuwa is down there, in my opinion.”