04-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Status: Leben 'em dead and maimed
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| | UFC 145 press conference updates today (April 18) for 'Jones vs Evans'
UFC 145 press conference video and LIVE updates today (April 18) for 'Jones vs Evans' in Atlanta UFC 145 press conference video and LIVE updates today (April 18) for 'Jones vs Evans' in Atlanta - MMAmania.com
Anik asks Evans how he'll take Jon Jones down since no one has ever done it. "Suga" says he's confident in his abilities and that "Bones" is underestimating him. Says he doesn't pay attention to the 5:1 betting line. Downplays the old training time between him and the champ, says he enjoyed it. |
Turns it to Jones and Jonny gives him a smidgen of credit for helping him on the way up and we go back to Evans, who changed camps to help get some of the fun back.
Evans says he doesn't get his due as 205-pound great but doesn't need to be reading his press clippings but a win over Jones will def. be "huge." Hasn't thought about the hall of fame but would love to do it one day.
Back to Jones who wants to be considered the best and it's what his life is about. Also says a win on Saturday night "huge" and says Evans has speed and grappling and wants to see if he can conquer it.
So far this thing is cordial. Boo!
Jones says he's fearless and knows what he's getting into, not sure if Rashad is still in his prime but thinks he's a different fighter but not necessarily improved. Praises Evans new six-pack abs and credits either a new supplement or new trainer.
Was that a PED dig????
Jones was pushed and inspired by some of the backstory and trash talk, Evans says the same and is sick of talking about (and looking at) Jones. Ready to fight and get it over with. Looking for balance outside of the cage to keep his passion up for fighting.
Jones says he's enjoying the process. Here come Twitter questions, oh lord.
What did Shogun and Machida do wrong? Evans says they let Jones work his game.
Hendo says Evans will put Jones on his back, but Jones disagrees yet still prepared to be on his back, says he's a complete fighter.
Evans not worried about emotions taking over and can "divorce" himself from the emotions. (lolz)
Jones won't disrespect Evans and call him a whiner but there's no sympathy for him after he bailed on Jackson's camp.
Evans made peace with the split from Jackson's camp and is not carrying around any baggage.
Both asked who is the greatest 205-pounder of all time. Evans says Chuck Liddell and Jones says Tito Ortiz because of his record of defenses.
Jones says his toughest fight was Stephan Bonnar. Calls him the terminator. Evans says his toughest fight is his next fight, as in each upcoming fight will be your toughest.
Evans says he's getting the belt on Saturday regardless of whether or not UFC wants him to have it. Jones says "It is what it is" for the third time.
For some reason the media is not getting the mic passed around so I don't know what the hell is being asked. Jones talking about triangles and sharks. Maybe he's vacationing in Bermuda after this fight?
Jones says he has no gameplan for this fight but expects Evans to try and take him down. "See what's given to me and react."
Asked if they can be friends again and Evans avoids it but Jones brings God into the equation. Refers to Muhammad Ali. Ha!
Jones gives props to Alexander Gustafsson for his swagger but wants to see him against a good wrestler and a better striker but says the only similarities are they are both tall.
"Bones" defends the comparisons to Muhammad Ali because he is not saying them, the fans and media are saying them. Says he is a fan of great athletes and comparisons are inspiring. Says Dana White's word is credible.
This is boring. We've heard all of this crap 100 times already. Would have loved to see and hear some of the other 145 fighters. Rory MacDonald, Michael McDonald and Stephen Thompson are all competing, the future of this sport. Anyone? Bueller?
Sorry, rant over.
Jones and Evans argue over who the better dresser is. Jones now talking about the warrior spirit and how to be a respectful fighter and yadda yadda yadda.
We need a Diaz/Mayhem style bench-clearing brawl to liven this thing up.
Jones brings up Evans' previous injuries and says his championship fights equate to Evans experience. "Suga" is mad as hell for being compared (physically) to Malki Kawa and says there is pressure to beat Jones just like when he fought Chuck.
Jones says Rashad is a winner and has some undeserved haters and is still dangerous.
Once again asked if the friendship will be rekindled and now Evans uses the G-word. Not sure if he can ever repair the bridge with Jackson's MMA. Jones says he didn't join the UFC to be popular or make friends but to make a good living for himself.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
04-18-2012, 12:34 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskoka, ON
He the guy who watches hours and hours or tape does not have a plan? He the guy who is trained by Jackson does not have a plan? Come on now.
Still I am pulling for Bones to win this fight.
Would have really like to have seen something from Rory in this, well anyone other than these two to be honest would have been nice to hear from.
LW-Stout, Cerrone, Jim Miller
WW-GSP, Fitch, Goulet, Rory
HW-Carwin, Barry, Russow
classic - "this is the dumbest thing Ive ever heard. thats like me having a picture of Hitler posted, and saying "I dont believe in his politics, but I like to hear him talk" W.Silva>C.Norris
HOSS-Bork, you should spend more time brushing up on your MMA history, and less time complementing guys on how young their penises taste.
04-18-2012, 03:11 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher
Ha ha Jon comes out in his victory speach as the UFC's new gay poster boy... Wouldnt that throw everyone for a loop.
If he does that I might actually start liking him lol, as it would explain everything he has said and done to this point.
Roses are gay,
Violets are gayer,
Fuck this Poem and listen to Slayer
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