Jon Jones: Rashad Evans is the antagonist of my career, I'm in his corner vs. DavisPosted on January 23, 2012, 11:12 AM by Joey Santosus
"I'm picking Rashad Evans. I'm in his corner. I want to fight Rashad. He's the antagonist of my career. There's no just pumping up pay per views when it comes to me and Rashad. Everything about us disliking each other is true. After we fight each other it'll all be clear and he can go have a seat somewhere." - UFC on FUEL TV: Post-Fight Show (transcribed via MMAMania.com)
For those of you who have grown wary of the unauthentic trash-talk that seems to have become all the rage as of late in the lead up to PPV fights, have no fear, Jonny "Bones" is here.
According to the UFC Light Heavyweight champ, there's no faking the disdain that he has for former friend and training partner, Rashad Evans. In fact, Jones says that his desire to meet "Suga" inside of the cage is so strong, that he'll be pulling for Evans this weekend when he squares off with Phil Davis at UFC on Fox 2.
The rivalry, which was sparked when Jones went on record stating that he would be willing to fight his then-Jackson's MMA training partner if push came to shove, has been brewing since early 2011. Though the match-up was penciled in by the promotion more than once, complete with multiple in-cage staredowns, injuries and scheduling conflicts have prevented the showdown from materializing. UFC President Dana White, however, has recently confirmed that if victorious over Davis, Evans will, in fact, be next in line to challenge for the title. So, what you think LowKick'ers? With Jones in his corner, will Evans get past "Mr. Wonderful" and finally get his shot at cracking "Bones," or will Davis further delay their "genuine" conflict?
Further Reading: Davis: Rashad Evans can't talk me out of my gameplan
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