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James McSweeney was Willing to Fight Glover Teixeira at UFC 152

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Although he was released from the UFC two years ago, James McSweeney (10-9) proposed that he fight Glover Teixeira (18-2) at UFC 153. He even went as far to offer a twist to the fight.

"I actually offered – if I lost that fight, don't pay me," said McSweeney on MMA Junkie Radio. "That's how confident I was going into that fight."

McSweeney's request was denied, but he said the UFC appreciated the gesture.

Quinton Jackson (32-10) was supposed to fight Teixeira at UFC 152, but pulled out of the fight citing an injury. Both men's next fight is unclear.

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After McSweeney lost both his UFC fights in 2010, he was released from the promotion. He has since gone 6-3. He is rumored to fight on the debut show for World Series of Fighting against Tyrone Spong (0-0), who will be making his MMA debut after competing in kickboxing for over a decade.

"Right now, I've had no official contract to give me a Tyrone Spong fight," said McSweeney. "I've got huge respect for Tyrone, and it would be a very tough fight for sure."

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