Today's (Dec. 13, 2013) conference call between the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White and now-former UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre rocked the mixed martial arts (MMA) world when St-Pierre announced that he would be taking an indefinite leave from the sport and vacating the title he's held since 2007.
The UFC was quick to create a matchup to determine a new champion, a match contested between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas at UFC 171. The pay-per-view (PPV) was originally set to be headlined with Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira.
White was asked if the fight between Jones and Teixeira would still be the main event, and the he confirmed that it would in fact still headline the card. However, later on Twitter, the UFC President confirmed that he misspoke and that Jones and Teixeira would now headline UFC 172 on April 12, 2014.
The hilarity here is that Jones and Teixeira have been the rumored main event for UFC 169 in New Jersey, UFC 170 in Las Vegas, UFC 171 in Dallas, and now UFC 172. With a fight that will determine the future of the UFC's most storied division, a little bit of consistency would be greatly appreciated.
UFC 172is expected to take place in Baltimore, Maryland. As usual, the early "prelims" will be streamed live on MMA Mania before they switch over to Fox Sports 1. No other bouts have been booked at this time.