Sunday, June 26, 2022

Evans On Jones: Style-wise, I'm All Wrong For Him

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

The weeks are ticking away leading up to the UFC Light Heavyweight showdown between heated rivals Rashad Evans and Champion Jon Jones, and to keep fans up on training and such, Evans has been blogging via Yahoo Sports and this week discussed why beating Jones is more important than winning the title as well as why he feels he's a bad style match up for the seemingly unbeatable Jones:

“In one month, on April 21 in Atlanta, I'm getting my title back but, to me, beating Jon Jones up and proving I am the better man and better fighter is even more important than waking up the next day as a two-time UFC champion.

For someone who says he doesn't talk a lot, Jon talks a hell of a lot. If there's any validity to what he's saying, if there's any truth to him being the “Muhammad Ali of MMA,” then he's got to deal with me. It's not a fight he is taking lightly, I'm sure. Jon always trains hard, and I know he will be training extra hard for this fight against me.

I heard a stat about Jon that he's never been taken down in the UFC. But I've taken him down plenty, and I know he can't fight off his back. I think my takedowns will be a key to this fight. I know Jon can take me down, too – he's done it – but I've taken down every single fighter I've ever wanted to get down, and I took Jon down time and time again in the gym. I think style-wise I am all wrong for him.”

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