In a rather strange turn of events, Jon Jones next title defense against Glover Teixeira was announced for UFC 170 on February 22nd in Las Vegas earlier this week, then taken back off it again yesterday.
This is the second time this has happened as it had previously been announced for UFC 169 on Superbowl weekend on February 1st, before being delayed.
On both occasions it appears as if the champion was behind the decision to push back the fight.
UFC President Dana White now believes that the fight is likely to take place sometime in March of next year.
Teixeira earned his shot at the title after producing a string of five wins in the UFC culminating in a first round TKO win over Ryan Bader back in September.
In total the Brazilian is on a 20-fight win streak so he’s certainly a worthy challenger, though many fans are still clamouring to see Jones have a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson who gave the champ his toughest fight to date last time out.
That fight should still happen next year, but only if Jones gets past Teixeira and Gustafsson can overcome Jimi Manuwa in the UK on March 8th.