Dana White On Jon Jones Fight Date Change, UFC On FOX 10 Main Event Set, UFC 167 Salaries

Dana White On Jon Jones Fight Date Change, UFC On FOX 10 Main Event Set, UFC 167 Salaries
- For those curious as to why UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones pushed to have a scheduled bout with Glover Teixeira postponed, UFC president Dana White has confirmed that it's because of lingering injuries. Jones had made comments about wanting to be able to perform at his best for the bout, but never indicated exactly what that meant. In a conversation with MMAJunkie, White revealed that Jones needed more time to recover from his battle against Alexander Gustafsson this past September.

"Jon Jones went back in the gym and just didn't feel good," White said. "He said his legs were still bothering him and his eye is bothering him. He still banged up from that fight.

"That fight wasn't that long ago," he said. "It's like being in a car accident."

As for when exactly Jones and Teixeira will be fighting, White admitted that he isn't sure as of yet.

- Following UFC 167, UFC president Dana White revealed that Josh Thomson will not be waiting for Anthony Pettis to recover before he steps back in the Octagon. Thomson was expected to face Pettis for the title at UFC on FOX 9, but Pettis withdrew from the fight with a knee injury. After it was revealed that Pettis could be out for up to six months, Thomson chose to take a bout with former champ Benson Henderson. Thomson and Henderson will meet in the main event of UFC on FOX 10, which will take place from Chicago's United Center on January 25.

- The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the fighter salaries from Saturday night's UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks fight card, with St-Pierre and Rashad Evans taking home the night's biggest paydays at $400,000 and $250,000, respectively. Check out the full list below.

Georges St-Pierre: $400,000
defeated Johny Hendricks: $50,000

Rashad Evans: $250,000 ($125,000 win bonus)
defeated Chael Sonnen: $100,000

Robbie Lawler: $166,000 ($83,000 win bonus)
defeated Rory MacDonald: $50,000

Tyron Woodley: $104,000 ($52,000 win bonus)
defeated Josh Koscheck: $78,000

Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
defeated Tim Elliott: $12,000

Donald Cerrone: $96,000 ($48,000 win bonus)
defeated Evan Dunham: $25,000

Thales Leites: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
defeated Ed Herman: $40,000

Rick Story: $54,000 ($27,000 win bonus)
defeated Brian Ebersole: $18,000

Erik Perez: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
defeated Edwin Figueroa: $12,000

Jason High: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
defeated Anthony Lapsley: $8,000

Sergio Pettis: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
defeated Will Campuzano: $10,000

Gian Villante: $38,000 ($19,000 win bonus)
defeated Cody Donovan: $8,000

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