Speaking to reporters after UFC 173, UFC President Dana White said that while the plan is to have the fight on August 30 in Las Vegas, there could be a holdup on making the fight happen there because the UFC is still negotiating a new deal with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. White stated on Jones, "We're doing a new deal with him."
The UFC and Jones need to finalize a new deal before the fight gets signed. Additionally, White didn't rule out the fight potentially happening at a stadium in Sweden, saying, "Anything's still possible. We don't have a deal done yet, so we'll see what happens."
UFC 177 is set for August 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.