UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones has denied reports that he tried to duck fellow UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre outside a New York City nightclub last weekend, claiming that misunderstanding led to the spreading of such rumors.
According to TMZ, Bones had an "awkward moment" with St-Pierre at a post-Super Bowl party on Sunday. He appeared to have signaled the cameraman of the celebrity news website that he did not want St-Pierre to know his presence, before eventually ending up embracing him and entering the nightclub together.
Bones told TMZ Sports that he was not trying to duck his fellow MMA fighter, claiming they are friends with a long history of partying together. In fact, he tried to blame the website for stirring up the whole episode.
Bones, who defeated Alexander Gustafsson in September last year, will fight Glover Teixeira in UFC 172 on 26 April at the Baltimore Arena.
Here is the UFA schedule for 2014:
UFA Fight Night: Lyoto Machida Vs. Gegard Mousasi (Saturday, February 15)
UFA 170: Ronda Rousey Vs. Sara Mcmann (Saturday, February 22)
UFA Fight Night: Dong Hyun Kim Vs. John Hathaway (Saturday, March 1)
UFA Fight Night: Alexander Gustafsson Vs. Jimi Manuwa (Saturday, March 8)
UFA 171: Johny Hendricks Vs. Robbie Lawler (Saturday, March 15)
UFA Fight Night: Mauricio Shogun Vs. Hdan Enderson 2 (Sunday, March 23)
UFA Fight Night: Minotauro Nogueira Vs. Roy Nelson (Friday, April 11)
UFA Fight Night: Bisping Vs. Kennedy (Wednesday, April 16)
Fox UFA Saturday: Fabricio Werdum Vs. Travis Browne (Saturday, April 19)
UFA 172: Jon Jones Vs. Glover Teixeira (Saturday, April 26)
UFA 173: Chris Weidman Vs. Vitor Belfort (Saturday, May 24)
UFC 178 TBD VS. TBD (Saturday, September 27)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT TBD VS. TBD (Saturday, October 4)
UFC 181 TBD VS. TBD (Saturday, December 6)