Jones vs. Glover scratched from UFC 170 one day after announcement


They say of New England, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. You might say the same thing about a fight card you don't like a fight card in Vegas. Just a day ago it was announced that UFC 170 was to be headlined by Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira.

Today, shortly before the UFC 167 press conference in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White learned that Jones would not be available. Jones' decision was apparently sudden, as this morning Jones tweeted about the Feb 22 fight; the tweet has since been removed.

Although White declined to relate the reason for the very sudden change, Kevin Iole is reporting via Twitter that it is due to the foot injury Jones suffered in his last fight.

"So @JonnyBones' foot still isn't 100 percent," tweeted Iole. "Hopes to start training early Jan. and fight in early spring. Feb. was too soon."

This is now the second time Jones vs. Teixeira has been announced, and the changed. The fight was originally scheduled for the Super Bowl SaturdayUFC 169 super show. Four days later, that one was scrapped.

The Jones vs. Glover fight is still going to happen, perhaps as early as March.

No new main event for UFC 170 has been announced.


tags: UFC 170   Glover Teixeira (detail)  Jon Jones (detail)  


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KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/16/13 1:57 PM by KingofBJJ

The point, Sherlock, is that Davis is who should be Gus next fight.  Davis deserves a title shot.

BrckNoHitBk site profile image  

11/15/13 11:55 PM by BrckNoHitBk

Lol, so Davis beat Gus and he wasn't even trying? Whoa! Also Jones was trying and he didn't beat Gus anything like Davis did. Not even comparable.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/15/13 2:44 PM by KingofBJJ

That funny considering he hurt his foot from kicking Gus's head  plenty and often each round. You silly kids talk so bad about Jones and try act like Gus is the next Weidman, but Phil Davis raped Gus without trying.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/15/13 2:37 PM by KingofBJJ

Really how many other fights has he pulled out of?  I only know of the one where Dana tried to thrown Sonnen in place of Hendo, who pulled out, with less than 10 days notice.  I don't consider declining a short notice fight a pull out. So what are the other ones you are implying about?

CindyO site profile image  

11/15/13 1:06 AM by CindyO

How many times have they done two PPVs in the same 30 day period? I remember twice. You?Cindy

kingkoopa site profile image  

11/15/13 1:00 AM by kingkoopa

Jones is an athlete first and a fighter second. No surprise here

easedel site profile image  

11/15/13 12:47 AM by easedel

Probably cause Gus brought it too him pretty damn well.

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11/14/13 9:55 PM by publics_lowDown_brazilianWax

Two invincibility fields breached so far this year(Jon,spider) would be cray if gsp's goes too Jon, don't be scurred homie ;)

Happiness Bunny site profile image  

11/14/13 9:45 PM by Happiness Bunny

He has a few kids already..All lame jokes aside the fact stands that he realizes he has been figured out.