Glover Teixeira has done enough for a title shot

Eight or so days ago, if you would have asked me who was next for the winner of the Glover Teixeira vs. Thiago Santos main event on Saturday, the answer would have been a no-brainer:

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It would be light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, of course.

Not anymore.

That’s because UFC president Dana White revealed exactly seven days ago that Blachowicz would defend his light heavyweight title against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya next year.

Following that revelation, both Adesanya and Blachowicz told us later in the week that they probably would meet in the first quarter of 2021, though the fight isn’t signed yet.

Truth be told, the timing of this news removed a lot of intrigue from what should have been a No. 1 contender fight Saturday night. The fight was still great on paper, but the stakes were greatly diminished.

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