Last week it was announced that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would be putting his title on the line against Glover Teixeira at UFC 169. UFC 169 will be the UFC’s yearly ‘Superbowl Card,’ and for the first time it will be held outside of Las Vegas. However, the UFC has now confirmed that Jones Vs Teixeira will NOT be on the card at all, and according to UFC President Dana White the PR department dropped the ball on this one.
White told the media:
“Jones-Teixeira is not happening on Super Bowl weekend. Our people fucked up and put that out when they shouldn’t have put that out, because that was never, ever even a done deal. Our P.R. team jumped the gun on that one.”
“It’s not that Jones did or didn’t want it. It didn’t matter one way or the other with him. It was just something that didn’t work out.”
“It was something that we talked about. I honestly, still to this day, right now, I don’t know how it got released. I don’t know if Joe Silva was sending an email around and somebody took it for, ‘that fight was happening,’ or whatever happened.”
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