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Tuesday, 12/06/2011, 07:15 am

UFC NEWS – Jon Jones Questions The Chin Of Rashad Evans: “Rashad does not have a chin”, Says The Champ

“It’s an interesting fight [between Phil Davis and Rashad Evans]. I’ll go with Rashad because of the experience factor. But Phil Davis can win more than he realizes, he has to be comfortable striking. I won’t say too much because I have my own ideas on how to beat Rashad, but, I don’t think Rashad has a chin at all. Trust me Rashad does not have chin. But it will be a closer fight that people will realize.”

It’s been awhile since we have heard Jon Jones talk about his biggest rival in the game, Rashad Evans. But Ariel Helwani got it out of him yesterday during his podcast, “The MMA Hour” via

For his part, Evans only has one professional defeat and that came at the hands of Lyoto Machida. However, Jones is a former training partner to the former champion in Evans and maybe he has some insight on the “chin” of Rashad that the rest of the world is not privy to.



89 Responses to “UFC NEWS – Jon Jones Questions The Chin Of Rashad Evans: “Rashad does not have a chin”, Says The Champ”

  1. K rashad might not have a chin but for all we know Jones could have the worst chin in mma. Jones being a cocky fag as usual. At least Rashad dosent lay and pray and at least when Rashads losing he dosent try to cheat his way out a fight like Matt Hamill. I cant wait until Anthony Perosh ends this bums hype train

    • I meant like the Jon Jones vs Matt Hamill.where Bones was scared cause Hammill was destroying him on the feet so he cheated on purpose to get out the fight.

      • jimmmmmy says:

        LOL What fight were you watching?? Check the stats, Hamill only threw 19 strikes and out of those he only landed 7 to Jones 55. If you’re gonna be a total dick and hate on a fighter at least say something realistic instead of looking like a complete moron by saying stupid shit that didn’t happen. You also obviously don’t know the meaning of ‘lay and pray’ because Jones has only gone to decision twice and both times he was 100% in control the whole fight and they were both primarily stand up. You’re dumb and your comment is dumb.

        • james caldarone says:

          that is so true,and every fight i’ve seen with jones has been awesome,no bull shit like some fights i’ve watched, to beat the man you gotta be the man

        • FILHARMONIC says:

          To be the man…you gotta Beat the man…

        • david uppercut says:

          to beat the man you gotta be the man? that doesn’t make sense idiot

        • gary says:

          Thank you i was gonna say te same thing word for word! lol i dont like jones either but he is exciting to watch and i can honestly say i have never seen lay and pray! wtf is this dude talking about?

        • Matt mma fan 4 life trout man says:

          Lay and pray is the worst example towards jones tactics. He does damage from every position. I dislike jones interviews but luv his skills. I don’t know him personally but can tell you he is the “new breed of fighters. He will hold the belt for awhile. No one from the “old guard” has a chance at him. It will take a mistake on jones part or a new up and comer to handle him.mwith all the p.e.d.s. he’s getting from his bro in the nfl hThat will add that much more stamina and strength to his impressive skillet. War bj penn, greatest of al time. War
          Hendo,shogun, Faber

      • ThaGreenBandit says:

        You have got to be kidding. Seriously. That is flat out hating if I ever heard it. A bum? He’s beat Rampage, Rua, Bader, and The Janitor in 2011 alone. Bader was the hottest thing smoking until he faced Bones, and The Janitor is a legit vet. Finished all of them, and all of this at the age of 23. Hammill was destroying him on the feet? Please! Stop the lies. Lay and pray… You must be doing standup comedy right now, cuz that shit is a joke

        • phace says:

          Just for the record..he defeated the janitor back in 2010. Jones and Evans will take jabs at eachother all the way to the octagon. That’s when you’ll finally see them stop. Jones saying Rashad doesn’t have a chin doesn’t really matter here since Davis AND Jones have shown no evidence of knockout power. Therefore, against those guys his chin will be just fine. Besides, he DID take Rampage’s onslaught of punches and comeback on top so it couldn’t be THAT bad. I like both fighters so I think I’m being fair on both sides.

        • ThaGreenBandit says:

          Good catch, and good call.

      • Joshua C says:

        epic fail PRODIGY…lmao…idiot

      • canilive says:

        prodidy, damn i used to think you were serious, but now i can tell you’re tryin to get people riled up lol, you know shogun caught jones a couple times? so did rampage, so did bader, Jones is young and can take a hit, but why take a hit when you can avoid all of them and dictate the pace slowing and tiring your opponent

        • All Bones does is shoot for TD’s notice how hes never on UFC unleashed or an UFC DVD’s like Ultimate Knockouts. You cant be on that DVD.when all u do is LnP like a disgruntled homo who took up MMA to hump.guys all day.

        • Ethan says:

          you must be a gsp fan right?

          bones may take fights to the ground, brandon vera for example… and yea he sat in his guard, but he wasn’t praying, he was breaking brandons orbital bone… and yea he took the janitor down, but he wasn’t praying there either… he was tko’ing him in mere moments of gaining position… gtfo outta here you troll… and stop watching UFC acting like its teaching you the sport, go to a gym and learn something

        • Anayalater says:

          You’re a complete idiot and a disgrace to MMA as a fan! We’re you on drugs when you watched Jones’ fights! Jones is a master at finishing fights! And he’s too good to take any damage! Watch what he does to the “dragon” on sat. night!

        • TJ says:

          Anyone who replies to this guy is the idot. It’s obvious all he is trying to do is elicit angry responses so he can laugh at you. Pay attention to past posts before replying to dumb ass ones.

        • random.. says:

          lol, your statement above proves PRODIGY that you haven’t recently watched any of bones fights and can only afford the dvds and knockout videos on sale at walmart.. have fun with cable while i watch my ppv

        • Shawn says:

          Dude. You gotta first learn the meaning of “lay and pray”. If your on top and staying active with punches and elbows, controlling the guy to stay on his back, avoiding submissions, that’s not even close to laying and praying. If anything, it’s the dude that’s on his back that is “laying and praying”. lol LnP is just so over used now, people just say it because they like the sound of it. Watch the fights, learn the tactics, train, and you tell us if it’s LnP. Educate yourself before making comments you have now clue about. lol

      • henry kobasky says:

        u are an idiot

      • daijudo says:

        LMFAO! Jones DESTROYED Hammill on the feet and I believe the fight should have been stopped before the illegal elbows were dropped. Jones basically retired Hammill.
        As for Anthony Perosh…….wtf? lol

    • fighter says:

      you gonna be waiting for a long time… lmfao… jones is a beast

    • eldin says:

      LOL since wen does bones lay and pray lol wtf

      • Bones laid on Bonnar for 3 rds it was the worst fight in UFC history. Jones is lucky Bonnar was sick or he would have knocked Jones out. Bones also laid on shogun for 3 rds trying to hit his injured knee on purpose like the dirty fighter he is.

        • greg says:

          You are an idiot. It’s one thing to hate on a fighter and its another thing to be completely ridiculous. You shouldn’t be allowed to watch mma you fucking moron

        • David says:

          are you an idiot Jones destroyed Bonnar and he made shogun look like a fool when it came to stand up he’s also the only person in the UFC to finish Rampage you really need to check some stats or actually watch some fights before you open your mouth

        • phace says:

          I don’t know man..That fight where Jones TORTURED Bonner was classic to me. That was the 1st time I saw Jonny Bones fight and I was thinking from that time that he was going to be a force to be reckoned with. I was right.

    • Jon says:

      Can’t tell if troll…

      Or a fucking idiot.

    • DewYouKnow8 says:

      Looking at your post makes my eyes hurt. You deserve a terrible life.

    • H E Y P R O D I G Y . . . . . says:

      Y O U R S T A T E M E N T S A R E R E T A R D E D . P L E A S E L E A V E
      T H I S W E B S I T E . T H A N K Y O U .

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  2. dom says:

    Thiago silva.almost ko’d him with 1 punch while he had.a back injury rampage dropped hom with a week uppercut, this dudes a joke

  3. Bob says:

    Haha. Awesome picture chosen for this article. I agree about Rashad’s questionable chin. I still have a tough time buying all this animosity between Bones and Rashad. Maybe they are just trying to build up the hype around their eventual fight, or maybe it’s just the conspiracy theorist in me speaking.

  4. erik says:

    podigy wtf are you smoking in what way did hamill ever have jones in a bad spot? You must have been watching a different fight maybe the bisping hamill fight

  5. SP says:

    I don’t think Rashad has a dodgy chin. I’ve seen him take enough clean shots. Machida has a lot of power and it was cumulative strikes which led to the KO.
    I think Jones may have a suspect chin. We will see on Saturday.
    I predict a KO by Machida in the 2nd or 3rd.

  6. devilock says:

    I don’t think any insight Jon Jones would have about Rashad’s chin would really come from training with him. You can’t really train a chin and you’re probably not testing it enough in practice to know what it is like. Sure you get hit, but if you are constantly hitting hard and often enough to know what someone’s chin is like, then you are probably always on the verge of concussion. His evaluation of Rashad’s chin is probably coming from the same places we’re forming our opinions. Even if he has a below average chin, Rashad works on not getting hit. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t really like Rashad, but he has some pretty good footwork and head movement. Machida has better timing than Rashad and that’s how he knocked him out.

  7. drew says:

    @prodigy…your an idiot or an attention seeker i dont know which one but its bad to be either in this world and especially on this website.

  8. TEMPHUiBIS says:

    -]. I feel sorry for all the injuries Phil Davis been happening, hopefully everything sparkles for him from now! .[-

  9. andrew says:

    Jones has no room to talk his chin hasn’t been tested. That could be why he plays the distance game maybe he’s the one with a weak chin. Just smack talk about rashad and I remember when Jones first said I won’t be doing much talking about rashad

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      …or maybe he plays the distance game because he has an 84.5 inch reach, and that’s what any person with that reach, and any common sense, would do

    • abill says:

      Yeah when you’re 6’4″ with that kind of reach it only makes sense to pick someone apart from the outside. I’m 6’6″ and Jones reach is 4″ longer than mine. Its called playing to your strengths. Jones is in range while others can’t touch him.

      • andrew says:

        Yea I realize that those are his strengths and I don’t blame him for using his size and reach it just seems like he doesn’t wanna get hit hard

        • ThaGreenBandit says:

          What fighter steps into the Octagon hoping to get hit hard? I’d think that none of them wanna get hit hard, no?

        • andrew says:

          I’m saying he’s afraid to get hit. If you think its stupid for me to say that its as dumb as people saying rashad has no chin when he’s gotten knocked out one time which is his only loss.

  10. Jb says:

    Before anyone of us can say a thing I or we need to see jones take some big shots. Like Roy Nelson vs jds, carwin ect now those guys have chins

  11. Fortyb4five says:

    lol you guys are getting trolled so hard.

  12. repairman jack says:

    how funny would it be if phil davis beat rashad and machida beat jones! it would make their smack talk look silly! even more so i think davis has a great chance to beat rashad he’s the bigger stronger better wrestler (imo) if he can close the distance and clinch with evans press him to the cage drag him to the floor and grind him down i think he’ll win ,machida v jones looks a great fight if machida uses his footwork and his leg kicks he could stifle jones break his rhythm ,easier said than don though!! thank god for mma!!

  13. You cant be a legend till you KO someone standing. Bones has no power on the feet like i said if ur not on a Ultimate Knockouts DVD like real LHW legenda like Arvlovski. Bones must have got no pussy im high school so he took up MMA to hump guys hes a disgruntled man trying to figure out his relationship interest. Hard to be on Ultimate Knockouts DVD like a reap man when all u do is LnP. Bones should take notes from sluggers like Tank Abbot

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      Because you set the rules of becoming a legend, right? C’mon, man. Put the jug of haterade down, and chill. I can see you’re no fan, because MMA is more than KO’s. Stick to boxing, if that’s what you think makes legends. Talking the stupid shit you’re talking, I highly doubt this is Prodigy.

    • Breno says:

      Man, you got to be the dumbest man ever. Do us a favor and just stop breathing!

    • A.James says:

      WTF are you talking about dog?

    • lindsay hutchinson says:

      mate your a fuckin idiot tank abott really he was the fattest most slugish peice of shit out there he might of been able to hit but the cunt was so out of shape probly couldent wipe his own arse highlight reels dont make you the best its dedication jones is a fuckn beast

    • Fortyb4five says:

      You guys just making yourselves look stupid. Getting trolled. If he bothers you so much quit replying.

    • bizzle says:

      Prodigy is taking the trolling to another level..

      • P R O D I G Y says:

        Haha this is some of my best work. Just goes to show how dumb the haters are that come to this site and bash. My goal was to make a fool out of them and id say mission accomplished. Noticed how the only 2 ppl who noticed (u and forty) are commuminity members lmao. i dont think thats a coincidence either That says something for the intelligence of Real fans too fairweather morons id say.

    • JAT says:

      He doesn’t have any power in his punches? watch the Jones vs. Rampage fight. he may not have knocked him out but in the 3rd or 4th round (cant remember) he rocked rampage with a stiff left hook. And either way you dont have to be on the “Ultimate Knockouts” to be an up and coming legend. He perfects everything he trains at, never been stopped, his only loss is a D.Q. (Which should have been stopped before the illegal elbows), and hes running through top contenders making them look like fools. tonight he will answer any questions that are left unanswered.

  14. Ninjaman says:

    Prodigy you were the bad guy jones must have stopped the day he won the title. The guy trying to steal a purse or something. Your upset because he robbed you of adding anothr highly fashionable purse to your collection. Your funny!

    Jones is awesome and if he likes to hump then watch out UFC, your about to be humped!

  15. The Unknown says:

    PRODIGY … You indeed are a prodigy at being a complete ignorant uneducated babbling senseless moron that has no clue wtf he’s talking about. Seriously you’re retarded. I’m no fan of Jones but I do respect him as a fighter and if all you think he does is “lnp” (which the correct term is wrestling I believe) than you need to find another hobby. Your stupidity amazes me.

  16. ^^ You guys are just made your favorite fighter LnP’s no need to defend him so hard. MMA is all abt standup which is why they made the gloves so small. Nobody wants to see that LnP shit Bones Jones, Silva, and Aldo do. Any K1 guy would KO Jones in 2 mins. You guys will all be real butthurt when Hendo knocks Jones out like a real man. At least Hendo is on an episode of UFC unleashed Jones is too boring to be put on there.

  17. erik says:

    hes obviously saying this shit jus to get a reaction from people he even talkin about takin notes from tank abbott lmao that shit is hilarious.

  18. Jb says:

    This site has more people that don’t know mma than any other…good lord

  19. david diaz says:

    evans has no chin at all! look at his last few fights k.o. to machida, almost tko by silva,almost tko by jackson against jackson he even said he didn’t wanna risk getting hit by him

  20. josh says:

    Im a fan of all three of them(Evans, Jones, DAvis) but i really hope that Rashad and Jones get to fight soon. I want Rashad to knock his ass out then after the fight say “who doesnt have a chin now bitch!!”

  21. mma_kid says:

    Prodigy. I have to say if you belive ko’s make a legend then you must not remember the gracie family initially but mma in the mainstream with their mastery of submissions. Shortly after that it was the evolution of the dominant wrestler with guys like mark coleman, tito ortiz and matt hughes. It wasn’t until the Belfort era tha stricking became the dominant choice again. That led to guys like chuck liddell bj penn jens pulver. As for your idea of jones I honestly think you have him confused with someone else. Jones ended rua with a punch to the body that colapsed him after being kneed to the head from the clinch.

  22. Bold statement from a guy who has’nt been hit in the jaw yet.For all we know Jones may have no chin.I like Jones but don’t like his attitude.I’m not sold on Jones untill i see him take a good shot to the chin.

  23. Zack says:

    Rashad is a joke but so is jones too. How can you have a 10 plus inch reach advantage and not destroy anyone in one round. Jones striking is horrible. If he knew what he was doing and not just throwing jab front kick jab he would be knocking people out. He lays on you cuz he is twice your size and throws elbows. Jon jones is a bitch and If he was a real man and as great as he thinks he is he would be at heavyweight. I will bet my house that the first person to connect on jones is knockin him out. Nobody has even landed a shot on him yet but it’s gunna happen soon

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      Haterism at it’s best, or worst. Whatever. Funny how you can hide behind a keyboard and call a man who gets paid to kick ass a bitch. I mean, what he does is easy, right? Why the hell aren’t we all making 6 and 7 figures doing this? We must be stupid and lazy, because any motivated “bitch” can be champ of the world at the young age of 23 if he chooses to do so, right? John Jones would grab a handful of your girl’s ass, look you dead in the eye and smile, and there wouldn’t be a damn thing you could or would do about it, therefore making you his bitch. In turn, I guess that’d make you a bitch’s bitch, since he’s a bitch. Cool how that works, huh?

    • canilive says:

      Nobody has even landed a shot on him yet but it’s gunna happen soon WRONG shogun hit him in the jaw and head…. so did bader…… so did rampage, they caught him, and guess what he backed up for split second then kept the pace going


  24. chris says:

    EVERYONE TALKS BAD ABOUT JONES BEING An ahole and cocky, but no one talks about ariel who is an instigating prick.. he goes into these interviews with the intent on sturring up some shit between fighters and its true because several fighters have called him out on it.

  25. KingGareth says:

    Lots of angry kids on this site…. One guy has an opinion and everyone calls him a idiot like they are the mma knowledge champ. Anyone who watches mma knows anything can happen. At this level one mistake can lead to a KO. So Jones vs Lyoto is no different. Jones can knock out Lyoto, just the same a Lyoto can knock out Jones.
    The beauty of mma is that the underdogs always have a chance.

  26. Robster the Mobster says:

    Please….lets not make his ego any bigger. Once he has done what the natural, the ice man, the prodigy (BJ Penn, not the ass ramming uncle fucker in this forum), the spider, and rush have done, then he can talk shit. Until then, he is a one season wonder.

  27. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Season? So, when does the UFC season start and begin? My impression was it was an all year type of thing, but I could be wrong…

  28. John "Bones" Jones says:

    i will loose on Dec 10. I have no chin and Imma get knocked out cold until 2012. :)

  29. Mike Diaz says:

    My thoughts are that Rashad is blessed that he even recovered from Machida’s left hand in that bout, he looks dead in this pic. LOL, P-Money your a cold shot for freezing the frame on that part of the punch, LMAO! TEAM PENN!!!!!!!

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