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Thursday, 03/15/2012, 12:27 pm

Evans On Jones | I Know How To Beat Him, I will Defeat Jon Jones


“I know how to beat him. There are things about his game which he can’t change. The fact that we used to train together gives me a lot of confidence. I know where I need to get to with Jon in order to fight my game. Jon’s a tall guy, I can’t, obviously, fight on the outside. I gotta get inside where I can fight my game. I see a lot of spaces in Jon’s game for a lot of different things. I’m to the point where it doesn’t matter who you are, if I take you down, I’m going to unleash my ground and pound on you. I think I’ve improved more since the last time we trained together. I’m in a new environment, I had to learn. He’s in the same environment, same coaches, learning the same thing. I will defeat Jon Jones and become UFC light heavyweight champion.”

Former UFC champion Rashad Evans thinks he has the answer to the Jon Jones riddle that has perplexed all his past opponents.

Former teammates and friends the two are now set on a collision course for UFC 145 in April. But can Rashad back up the talk and get his title back or will Jones wipe the floor with him like everyone else who has tried to halt his reign?

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60 Comments to Evans On Jones | I Know How To Beat Him, I will Defeat Jon Jones

  1. EP says:

    FUCK YEAR RASHAD … beat his fkn ass. I have fait in Rashad all day. Im so sick of Jon Jones. I hope Suga KOs or TKOs him.

    • danielrchargers says:

      same, jone’s is a jerk. cant wait for this fight. but if he wins ima still talk crap untill he fights Dan Henderson. then if he fights dan and wins… i cant say anything about him.

      • Scott L says:

        Dan Henderson would be a good match-up, I’d like to see how Jones would react to getting hit with one of Hendo’s H-Bombs lol.

      • Mo says:

        So Jones defeating Machida, Shogun and Rampage wasn’t good enough for u? What a fuckin’ joke!

  2. DroDiego says:

    I never rooted for Suga but I hope he Ko’s/TKO the shit out of Jones.

  3. Ruben says:

    I give Rashad a shot in this one, he’s the only guy who knows how to approach homo jones. To the rest of the division Jones is still a puzzle, not to Rashad. Even if Rashad loses, he will leave some sort of blueprint on how to take him out(barring a quick ko or sub)

    • It works the other way too though, Jones knows Rashads game and weaknesses just as much as Rashad knows Jones. I dont have an opinion for either one, not the biggest fan of either. But I honestly think Jones will have the ability to capitalize on what he knows more then Rashad will.

  4. chardt says:

    I don’t think Evans stands a chance…and although I’ve never been impressed with the guy, and can’t really stand his showboat bullsh*t, I admit he has gotten consistently better and better. But Jones is a different kind of fighter. Watch how he tossed Matt Hamil around… Hamil is WAY stronger, and a better wrestler than evans.

    • phace says:

      Hamil is a way better wrestler than Evans? How do you come to that conclusion(assuming you’re talking about wrestling in MMA and not pure wrestling)?

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Forget Hamil! Rashad made Phil Davis his bitch and he was supposed to be way better wrestler than Rashad too.

    • Ruben says:

      Hamill never came close to taking Rampage down and Rashad took him down a bunch of times…..

    • Jonesblowsbones says:

      hmm… ? Hamil better wrestler then Reshad ? watch reshad vs rampage and then hamil vs rampage. Also Phil davis was a more accomplished wrestler then Reshad, i don’t think i have to tell you what happened. I normally never reply but ur statement was just too funny.

  5. Night-Wind says:

    Only way he can win is five round gsp style w.

  6. Troy says:

    Rashad sucks . He’s old And washed up . JONNY “BONES” JONES “Is” the future of MMA . He’s Like the Jordan Of Basketball , So Get of rahsads nizuts . I’ll Be Ordering this fight and when Bones SMASHES rashad Face in , You all can take it in the tailpipe . WHO HE BE JONNY JONES .

    • No, just no... says:

      Rashad is old and washed up…do you live in a cave?

    • zetoe666 says:

      jon jones has poor striking. its not very hard to see.
      he couldnt hit rampage, and Machida was beating him until he fucked around and got caught.
      cant wait for this kid to outgrow LHW so we can see him go 3 or 4 and out at HW.
      i cant think of one HW he could beat.

  7. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I’m surprised this actually doesn’t sound like bullshit promotion for once. So, I think Evans will give Jones his best fight yet. This could be the upset of the year if Evans can implement his game plan. That being wrestling and neutralizing Jones’ range.

  8. magoo says:

    Hate to see you go down in flames Rashad,this is probably your last kick at the can to bad its against Jones,if it were anyone else you might have actually got gold at 205 once again!

  9. Mark L says:

    Jones to Evans In the words of Ivan Drago accent “You dead!”

  10. true mma says:

    The only way rashad can win is to take a page from GSP and lay and pray to a decision.

    • Kingron says:

      I don’t think Evans stands much of a chance. First off Jones is a really good wrestler, second in order to get a take down you have to close the distance and Jones has stupid reach for a LHW, which means the only way Evans can get to the takedown is absorb punches because he is not as fast as Machida. Let us not forget Evans has shown that if he gets tagged his chin is suspect, and I think he will eat alot of elbows, kicks and punches before he even lands a finger on Jones.

      • baldy says:

        jones has rediculous reach for any weight….like 82″ i think.
        jones is stronger and quicker than machida as well. imo
        could be a long night for evans…

      • Ruben says:

        The problem is that jones has little power, so taking shots wont be an issue. Hands down Rashad is faster. If jones throws kicks, that only gives rashad a chance of catching them

        • Mo says:

          Tell that to Shogun..Bones broke him down with strikes and he was ready to tap due to the beating!

        • Waddup says:

          lmao Jones hit shogun with almost everything he got. If Jones has power in them hands he would’ve KO Shogun.

  11. T.Daddy says:

    Na bra

  12. the original steve says:

    i hope so someone needs to take him down a notch. but i doubt it

  13. pthance says:

    Tashad took like 31strikes to the face in a few seconds from machida. His Chin isn’t suspect, Machida just hits that hard and fast.

  14. lex walker says:

    War rashad fuck em up

  15. jbeamazing says:

    Spartan

  16. Chlamydia Pants says:

    Evans will provide the internet with more great pics/gifs when he gets KTFO.

  17. Dude says:

    Rashad will be LHW champ again…just not while Jones is fighting in the division (which might not be for long). Rashad is sure talking up his fight~does that mean his confidence is low? Rashad will end up with knees in his face or elbows to his head.

    Won’t be as close as people think…

  18. OJ says:

    yes, he’s trained with him and knows his weakness but doesnt that aalso mean tht bones knows his? even if not bones, what of Gref Jackson? or the other coches who haashad has lashed out at. what an idiot

  19. hahaha says:

    The bones nut huggers kill me, matt hamill was garbage an when u have no stand-up it makes it easier to stop the takedowns, bones is fake as shit tho I hope he gets smashed

    • Roxy says:

      He destroyed Hamill….

    • Educated says:

      No stand-up? Tell that to Stephan Bonnar, Mauricio Rua, and many others. I’m not a “nut hugger,” but come one, people need to give credit hen credit is due. He is the youngest UFC champ and your bullshit comments can’t take away that or his talent.
      .

      • Waddup says:

        Actually jones stand up is average not really that spectacular. It’s because of his reach that makes him more dangerous.

  20. true mma says:

    Rashad has no chance. What the hell is he going to do knock out Jones? Hell no. Submitt Jones? Nope. Division victory? Maybe if he does it like his slippery friend, lay and pray.

  21. UFC NEWS says:

    One of the only fights this year I’m SUPER STOKED for.

  22. A.James says:

    I highly doubt Rashad has anything for Jones judging his last fight which was incredibly boring and a waste of time.

  23. jbeamazing says:

    don’t know who can beat jon but if any l h can its the spartan he also has the better record lol

  24. 607 says:

    wow, lotta hate for my neighbor

    WAR JONES!

  25. Kingron84 says:

    The problem is even if Rashad somehow takes Jones down what ishe going to do their, because Jonesis just nasty on the ground because of his elbows and his length.

  26. tank says:

    Evans will be doing the stanky leg……

  27. DMAC says:

    Let’s go suga! Rahads athleticism will help him get the TDs to implement his gp

  28. Goku says:

    If u really look at it Jones is one of the dirtiest fighters out there. while he is on top humping u he is grinding his elbow into ur collar bone 12-to-6 style. for him to say he doesn’t know that 12-to-6 elbows were illegal is stupid. he is the guy who will punch u in the windpipe.

    plus he shows no respect to anyone he fights just tossing machida after he passed out and just walks away without checking on him was bs. that video that came out of Greg Jackson ordering him to go check on machida to “win some fans” shows it all. he is just a young arrogant prick he was afraid to trade punches with rampage for sure he has never shown to be able to be in a war or if he as the stamina to go all 5 rounds.

    I don’t see how anyone could be a fan of jones. I’m going for Rashad on this one even tho i dislike rashad. I would wonder how he would fair against anyone without greg jackson in his corner.

    • Nate says:

      It’s not a fighter’s responsibility to check on a finished opponent, that’s what the cageside doctors are for and you would just be getting in the way. You know before he had the belt everyone loved Johnny “Bones” Jones, now he’s the bad guy? Look at what he’s accomplished, of course he’s gonna get an inflated ego. He’ll come back down to Earth eventually.

  29. Judge_Dreadz says:

    I like Rashads chances in this fight if u guys watch Davis fight even tho Phil’s striking is kinda weak Rashad’s defense was sharp i think good defense and gameplan are the key Shad FTW!

  30. Zack says:

    I hope rashad can beat him. Doubt it tho

  31. Nate says:

    We’ll see, honestly I don’t believe it. I don’t see Rashad controlling Jones though. Jones destroyed Shogun, made Rampage look like a child and he basically killed Machida. I hope Rashad does make it competitive.

  32. Donnybrook says:

    Rashad’s dreaming.

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