UFC 169 will go on Sunday if weather forces Super Bowl move to Saturday

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In his more blustery moments, UFC president Dana White has declared he'll make MMA the biggest sport in the world.

But he's not about to mess with the Super Bowl.

The company announced Saturday that if weather forces next Sunday's Super Bowl to be moved to Saturday, then UFC 169 will be shifted a day to Sunday.

The UFC, which has traditionally held it's Super Bowl weekend event in Las Vegas, instead scheduled UFC 169 for the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. This was to piggyback off the football championship game scheduled for the next day at MetLife Stadium in nearby E. Rutherford, broadcast on FOX, which is also the UFC's network partner.

But snow is in the early forecast for Sunday, and the NFL has indicated the Denver Broncos-Seattle Seahawks matchup could be moved to Saturday if a monster snowstorm materializes.

UPDATE: In an email to MMAFighting.com, Nick Lembo, the counsel to the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, indicated that while a final decision has not yet been made on how Friday's weigh-ins would be affected by a change, they're ready to make a decision on the fly.

"The NJSACB is ready and able to adjust accordingly given weather related scheduling changes," said Lembo. "It would seem that we would have to be able to quickly react and adapt after the NFL makes their timing/date decision."

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