“If anybody can give him trouble, I would think it would be Machida, and for a couple of reasons. One reason is Machida’s used to that kind of craftiness and movement because he trains with Anderson Silva, so he’s used to seeing that. That’s where Jon Jones got a lot of his style from is Anderson Silva. So Lyoto is used to training with the originator. One thing Jones brings to the table that Anderson doesn’t is the ability to take the fight to the ground. He brings that ground and pound and Jon is very good at that, so there are a couple of areas where Lyoto will have to watch out for Jon. But for the most part, if he can use his footwork and watch out for some of the tricks and not stay on the outside and watch like everyone else does… I think he could do pretty good in this fight.”
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, goes on record with FightHype.com and talks about the UFC 140 main event between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida.
Having had some terrible luck in the past few years, Rashad is forced to sit on the sidelines yet again and watch his divisions title picture unfold without the inclusion of himself.
With Lyoto Machida being his only professional loss and having trained with Jones extensively, his insight into the fight is always well received, however, he did pick Rampage to beat Jones at UFC 135 and we all saw what happened.
Is Evans just trying to poke at Jon Jones or do you really think Machida will be his toughest challenge?