Jon Jones: Trust me, Rashad Evans has no chinPosted on December 6, 2011, 08:14 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones shared his thoughts about the upcoming UFC on FOX 2 main event bout between "Suga" Rashad Evans and Phil Davis. It seems like Evans is still in Jon Jones' head, after the fight between the two arch rivals has been cancelled for a second consecutive time.
MMAFighting.com (via MMAMania.com)
"It's an interesting fight. 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 a chin. It will be a closer fight than people realize."
Jon Jones will meet this Saturday the only man to ever KO Rashad Evans, Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, who will be looking to win back the title he lost to Mauricio Rua back at UFC 114. Jones also spoke about his somewhat controversial image, with many fans and fighters alike considering "Bones" to be arrogant and disrespectful to the legends such as Mauricio Rua and Rampage Jackson. But for Jones, it's not about being a fan-favorite:
"I only mean well, a lot of things I say I can come off as arrogant, but I only mean well. I can't control the way people perceive me, it's just who I am. My ideals are just thoughts I share, I could just keep them bottled up. I realize that not everyone is going to love you. I have changed as a fighter and I do think I am the best fighter. I won't lose to Lyoto, I won’t lost to Rashad or to Henderson or any other guy. Yeah I am a little cocky, and I think it's important to be that way. But I won't change as a person; I stay true to my friends, my family, Endicott, New York. But as Jonathan in the real world, anyone that has ever met me, they know I'll treat you with the upmost respect. Buy yeah; Jon Jones the fighter will beat you up."
Jones is currently on a five-fight winning streak inside the Octagon, with 2 Submission and 3 KO/TKO victories. The fight with Machida will be Jones' fourth this year, making him currently the most active champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Further Reading: Submit your UFC 140 Picks!