OK, now this is just getting silly. For the second time in as many announcements, the light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones (pictured) and Glover Teixeira has been postponed.
It was reported Wednesday night that the two would headline UFC 170 on February 22. Fast forward less than 24 hours and UFC president Dana White said the shootout will now likely go down sometime in March.
White reported the change following today’s UFC 167 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas. He didn’t confirm why the fight was once again pushed back.
The UFC admittedly jumped the gun in October when they prematurely reported Jones would defend his belt against Teixeira at UFC 169, only to postpone the Super Bowl Saturday scrap four days later. It was believed one of the primary reasons the contest was initially delayed was because Jones needed additional time to recover from September’s instant classic against Alexander Gustafsson.
What makes this turn of events even stranger is Jones tweeted about his February 22 appointment earlier this morning. However, the post has since been deleted.
White didn’t announce a new main event for UFC 170, which takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.