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Wednesday, 04/11/2012, 03:25 pm

Winkeljohn On Cornering Against Evans | Rashad Is Lost, Jon Has His Number


By Jamie McAllister:
UFC 145 is getting closer and closer as this happens there are numerous polls and forum discussions about who is going to come out on top in the main event Jon Jones or Rashad Evans who better to break down the situation than the man who has worked extensively with both fighters on their striking games Mike Winkeljohn.

“My personal opinion is that Rashad is lost. He’s in a place where he’s not sure what he wants to do. I honestly think Jon has Rashad’s number right now, and Rashad is using this feud to distract from the fact that he is worried about the fight.”

“With Machida, he was a little tentative, and had not fought a left hander, so he was a little uncomfortable, but very comfortable when he fought Rampage. If Jon fights long, he’s pretty much unbeatable.”

“I wouldn’t say it’s easy for him to get in and get out. Rashad is very explosive. He can get in and he can move off at angles, but we kind of know what he’s going to have to do to get there. There’s no doubt he’s going to be in tight. We expect to get taken down and maybe have to get up, and maybe even take some damage. With that being said, I have confidence that Jon can keep him at length”

Some interesting quotes from Winkeljohn in a recent interview with Stephie Daniels of Bloodyelbow.com

Do you think Jones will be able to keep Evans on the outside or do you think Rashad will be able to get inside and work ? Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this one !

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