Shogun Says Rampage Jackson Turned Down Title Fight

In a surprise announcement at UFC 126, Jon Jones will replace Rashad Evans next month at UFC 128 in a UFC Light Heavyweight title bout but what some may find interesting, is that according to the champ, Jones wasn't the front runner for the shot until others turned it down:

“The UFC thought in other alternatives, but it didn't work out. For some reason he (Jackson) didn't accepted it. I'll have to change my training because he's a lot different from Rashad, much taller, and it'll be a great challenge. He's been surprising everybody in the UFC, defeated everybody with easy, and it'll be a tough fight for me.”

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