The UFC’s next Super Bowl weekend card just got a lot less Super. UFC president Dana White revealed today that contrary to earlier reports, UFC 169 (February 1st, Newark) won’t be headlined by the light-heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira. White was quick to throw his PR flacks under the bus, saying:
“That was never, ever a done deal. That’s going to be later. That was never a done deal. Our (public relations) people put it out, and they shouldn’t have.”
Though a new date for Jones/Teixeira is still TBA, White said the bout was likely to happen in March. In addition, Alexander Gustafsson is expected to fight around the same time in either Sweden or London, and if Jones and Gustafsson both win their next fights, “they 100 percent will fight next,” White said.
Anyway, our condolences go out to the people of Newark. We’ll update you when a real main event is finalized for UFC 169.