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UFC boss confirms Jon Jones to face Glover Teixeira next

American Jon Jones (right) lands a kick on Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson during their World Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 165 in Toronto on Saturday September 21, 2013.

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A rematch with Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson will have to wait for Jon (Bones) Jones. The UFC light-heavyweight champion is slated to meet Glover Teixeira next, as originally planned.

UFC president Dana White confirmed in a text to The Canadian Press that the Brazilian bruiser was in the 205-pound championship on-deck circle.

Teixeira, ranked second among light-heavyweight contenders, was rewarded with the promise of a title shot after he knocked out Ryan (Darth) Bader in the first round in September.

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There was talk that the Brazilian's title shot might be delayed after UFC 165 earlier this month when Jones won a close decision over Gustafsson. Talk after the punishing fight focused on a rematch.

But the UFC has opted to stick with its original timetable, giving the Brazilian the title shot. Teixeira (22-2) has won 20 straight.

Jones (19-1) and Gustafsson both had brief stays in hospital after their fight in Toronto. But on Thursday, Jones tweeted good news on the injury front.

"Just got back from a MRI, Great news! my foot is not broken or fractured. Focusing on a full recovery."

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