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Evans on Jones | Beating Jon Means More Than Winning The Belt


“At UFC 145, I think it will come down to who really wants it. We are both going to get beat on in this fight, we are both going to get banged up and hurt, but I want this more… On April 21, at UFC 145, beating Jon Jones up means everything to me. I want to smash him up so bad. I want to be world champion again – but for this fight, beating up on Jon Jones means absolutely everything… I will beat his ass and then tell him that crying won’t get him his belt back.”

In a recent interview with YahooSports, former champion Rashad Evans talks about his upcoming UFC 145 title match against champ, Jon Jones.

Words have been said, teams collapsed and a brotherhood torn all over this fight and for Evans, the beating Jones is more important that winning his title back.

Can ya blame him?

Read More: UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans, Jon Jones (News), Rashad Evans (News)

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11 Comments to Evans on Jones | Beating Jon Means More Than Winning The Belt

  1. Turkeykneck fun chav says:

    shut up already rashad, just fkin beat him if you want it.
    you gonna look a grade A prick if you dont.

  2. Raven Blaze says:

    This promises to be a good fight an for the first time I’m actually worried about Jon Jones title reign. Yes Jon Jones defeated the man that beat Rashad for his title but this is a different Rashad and the 1 man who could possibly hold the answer to figuring out the puzzle that is Jon Jones. I’m looking forward to this fight.

    • Turkeykneck fun chav says:

      im looking forward to the fight, im hyped about it.
      rashad is sounding like a broken record though its starting me to wish it would happen just so they can stfu

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      You can just see it in rashads face he knows he’s getting his as kicked (IF THIS FIGHT ACTUALLY HAPPENS) how many times have we been promised this fight and his has been canceled or postponed. All i’m saying is I will believe it after the first punch is thrown

  3. G.O.A.T. says:

    Rashad had his trouble with both Machida and Jackson. Jones walked through both. I don’t think this fight will be any different. Look for Jones to make the statement, not Evans.

  4. Xaninho says:

    All the tough guy “Imma beat him up” shit is kinda annoying. I like the humble, keeping your opponent in the dark approach more.

    I do think Evans has re-invented himself and with a little help of Tyrone Spong, his stand-up has improved dramatically. I’m really curious if he can execute his gameplan on Jon Jones and impose his will.

  5. california grown says:

    we can all hope that jones gets defeated by evans, but it really sucks cuz i don’t like either fighter.
    i suppose i’d have to go with the lesser of the two evils, which is evans.
    the good thing is, if evans gets the W, he’ll prolly won’t be able to defend the title and will lose to the next contender.
    which will prolly be…

  6. DP713 says:

    not sure where Evans is the lesser of two evils. Rashad is the one being a cocky prick and has been since day one. I don’t understand how Rashad wasn’t healthy for a year, missed two chances at a title fight, they give this up and coming kid a shot and Rashad is mad at him for it. You have to take that shot if its handed to you. You are in a sport where when the title fight is offered you take and it work your ass off to win. Its the highest of highs in this sport. Rashad is mad cause his “teammate” got it cause he couldnt stay healthy. Its not like Jones pulled a Nancy Kerrigan on him. You dont pass that chance up Jones took it and ran with it. Evans twice had to get up in the ring and try and show up Jones. I haven’t liked Evans since he was a total dick to Hughes on TUF so every time he loses I feel a bit better. This is why I think guys like Condit have the right attitude. You want to fight for the title when its given to you, then do it. You may never get that shot again, and if the guys you train with can’t see past the fact that this a once in a life time chance and not take it so personally then they were probably never your friend anyway.

    hope Jones puts this guy in the third row and we can see a better match up with Jones and Hendo

  7. slacker says:

    For Rashad to win this fight, he will need to catch some of Jones kicks like he did with Davis. Then actually work some ground and pound – not just hold him down. I want to see this guy get taken down once and for all. No one is that untouchable. It’s kinda pathetic that it’s taking so long.

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