Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira title fight no longer on UFC 169 Super Bowl card
Jon Jones will defend his light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira, but the fight isn't happening when everyone thought it was.
UFC President Dana White, on a Monday call with media members, said Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) and Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will not be headlining the UFC 169 Super Bowl weekend card in New Jersey, as previously had been announced.
"That was never, ever a done deal," White said. "That's going to be later. That was never a done deal. Our (public relations) people put it out, and they shouldn't have."
White would not elaborate on reasons behind the bout being pushed from early February to later in the year, other than to say "the timing didn't work out."
He did, however, say the fight was likely to happen in March, instead. White also said Alexander Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) is expected to fight around the same time, likely in Sweden or in London, and provided Jones and Gustafsson each win, "they 100 percent will fight next."