Jon Jones targeting late February, March fight against Glover Teixeira

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jon Jones has narrowed down when he would like to fight again.

Malki Kawa, Jones' manager, told MMAFighting.com on Friday that a "best-case scenario" for Jones would be to defend his light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira in March, but Jones would also be open to fighting at UFC 170 on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas. The UFC has yet to announce a headliner for UFC 170.

Jones (19-1) most recently defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 last month via unanimous decision in what many consider to be the 2013 fight of the year. There was talk of him fighting Teixeira at UFC 169 on Feb. 1 in Newark, N.J., but Jones wasn't ready to fight then.

Teixeira (22-2) earned a light heavyweight title shot after beating Ryan Bader via TKO in September. The 34-year-old Brazilian has won his last 20 fights in a row.

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