UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones took to Twitter to explain the flip-flop in news that he was fighting Glover Teixeira, than he wasn’t.
It was reported earlier this week that the two would meet at UFC 170, but UFC president Dana White stated a day later that it would not go down in February.
Jones, expecting to hear it from his “haters,” addressed the decision.
“I want to do my job wholeheartedly and give you all nothing but my best,” he wrote. “Please excuse the time I felt that was necessary.”
In response to someone saying he was “scared,” Jones replied “I understood this would be coming.”
He reiterated that plans are still in place to face the Brazilian in early 2014.