Jon Jones: Rashad Is Ducking The Fight

October 7, 2011 8:45 am by bjpenn.com staff 27 Comments
UFC 135: Jones v Rampage

“Well, Dana White basically needed someone to save 140. I didn’t necessarily want to fight at 140, but because it was Rashad, I said, ‘You know what? I would take the fight in nine weeks.’ I’m already in shape. I already know what I want to do. Rashad, predicting that I would say no, he kind of kicked himself in the butt because I said yes, he turns around and says, ‘Oh, I didn’t expect Jon to say yes. I don’t want to fight him that soon.’ So in reality, he’s kind of the one who’s ducking the fight. I feel like he’s ducking the fight.”

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones is dishing out a dose of Rashad Evans own medicine now that it’s Rashad who isn’t able to make an appointment for a title fight.

With the recent announcement that Jones vs. Machida is set for UFC 140, Evans has been left on the sidelines once again and been forced to pass up on a title shot earned long ago.

With the ongoing feud between champ and challenger, is Jones just poking fun at his former training partner or is Rashad really having second thoughts about the match after seeing the destruction of Rampage Jackson?

Maybe that cast he has been sporting for the past two months has something do with it too…

(quote via mmafighting.com)

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