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Jon Jones encourages Rashad Evans to continue trash-talk

Jon Jones and Rashad Evans have been on a collision course since Jones won the UFC light heavyweight title last March. Jones replaced Evans in a match with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and immediately the idea of the two now-former teammates squaring off became a great possibility. After having a pair of matches cancelled due to injuries, “Bones” and “Suga” are destined to dance at UFC 145 on April 21 from Atlanta.

Evans has done his best to try and use his experience as well as their personal history to gain a psychological edge on Jones, but the younger fighter doesn’t believe he has achieved anything in that regard.

“I love that he talks so much crap because the more crap he talks, the sillier he’s going to look when he loses that fight,” said Jones in an interview with the London Free Press. “Rashad’s just a pawn in this game that I’m playing. Nothing more.”

Since taking the belt from Rua, Jones has defended it successfully against former champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida. In Evans he’ll get another ex-UFC light heavyweight champ familia with what it takes to succeed in the spotlight.


  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    I will be surprised if Rashad wins. He could but how? Maybe he can put Jones on his back and keep him there but other great wrestlers havnt even come close. Maybe he can catch him with a strike but better strikers have been destroyed. He can win but I just cant see it happening.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    I just hope it’s a good fight and Rashad can mount some offense and make Jones look more human even if it’s in defeat.

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  • moosebaby02 says:

    Im with Logic on this one

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  • Screenplaya says:

    My guess is that Rashad will press Jones against the cage and watch out for spinning elbows. I expect to see dirty boxing with Rashad’s head on Bones’ chest. He will go for seme takedowns, but my guess is he will try to drag Jon into the deep water and see how his lungs react.

    Plus, after watching the Phil Davis fight, I think we can say that Rashad probably has the edge in wrestling. If Bones gets tired, and Rashad doesn’t get tagged, I think we will learn more about the champ.

    That being said (and my obvious bias toward Rashad aside), I think Jones is a nightmare for Rashad because Jones seems to have an advantage over, well, human beings. :)

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