UFC president Dana White has admitted that he likes the idea of Glover Teixeira taking on Anthony Johnson.
Teixeira called out Johnson after he knocked out former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans in just under two minutes at UFC on FOX 19 on Saturday.
White was highly impressed with Teixeira’s performance against Evans and admitted that he is mulling over the idea of putting the Brazilian up against Johnson in his next fight.
“It’s all about timing,” White told FOX Sports 1. “It’s funny, when [Teixeira] called him out, I went, ‘oh, I like that fight.’ That’s a fun fight. Glover looked awesome tonight. Rashad Evans is always a dangerous guy. Rashad has speed in his hands, he has knockout power himself, and he got caught.
“You know I don’t make fights after fights, but I gotta be honest, when [Teixeira] called [Johnson] out, I like that fight.”
The 36-year-old is now on a three-fight winning streak, while Johnson has triumphed in his last two fights, the most recent of which was against Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 18 in January.