There was some confusion yesterday when Dana White stated at the UFC Fan Expo that Jon Jones may not be fighting Ryan Bader after all despite recent reports.
It seems that the UFC president may not have been up to speed on the latest developments though as Jones himself confirmed later that the fight is still in the works.
“I think [Bader] signed his contract,” Jones tells MMAJunkie. “I’ve been really busy, so I haven’t gotten a chance to sign my contract yet, but I think that fight will be set for Feb. 5.”
White’s confusion appears to stem from Bader’s reluctance to fight on the UFC 125 show on New Year’s Day, but it appears the promotion eventually managed to tie him down to fight at UFC 126 a month later on Super Bowl Weekend.
Meanwhile Jones appears to have no issues with fighting the TUF 8 champion.
“I’m really excited about this opportunity,” he says.