FanPost

Should Jon Jones or Glover Teixeira get injured, who is the best replacement?

Ufc172_flyer_medium

via newmarkethotel.com.au

The much anticipated light-heavyweight bout between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira is expected to take place on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172 in Baltimore, Maryland. That is, if both fighters are able to wrap up their training camps without injury.

In professional sports, it is no secret that injuries are a common occurrence. in 2012, the UFC's "injury bug" led to 104 UFC fighters having to back out, leaving Dana White and crew scrambling to save cards on multiple occasions.

The last time one of Jones opponents was injured, he turned down a replacement opponent citing lack of appropriate preparation time. Therefore, the possibility of Jones taking a late replacement is nonexistent. Glover on the other hand might be willing to fight "anyone they put in front of him".

Assuming Phil Davis was correct in his Jon Jones injury prediction, who would be the best replacement fighter on short notice for Teixeira?

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker