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Wednesday, 10/12/2011, 12:42 pm

Jon Jones: The Rashad Evans Fight “is a fight I absolutely cannot lose”


“I realize what I could lose, and what I could lose in the fight that’s in front of me now. So when it comes to the question of ‘getting up for a fight’ that’s definitely not an issue. As far as getting up for the Rashad Evans fight, after all the drama that’s gone on over the last year or so, it’s a fight that I absolutely cannot lose. I’m actually taught to think of a fight as ‘no fight’s a big fight, it’s just another fight.’ Don’t fight the legend, just fight his body and see what happens. But with Rashad I’m really trying to teach myself like this is not a big fight. Jon it’s not a big fight, but it’s a huge fight to me right now.”

Not looking past Lyoto Machida, but Jon Jones comments on the inevitable matchup between him and former teammate, Rashad Evans.

With all the trash talk and falling out the two elite 205 pounders have gone through recently, is it any surprise it’s a must win for the champ? It’s probably also a must win for Evans as well…


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