Jon Jones says Rashad Evans is in for a "rude awakening" at UFC 145Posted on April 1, 2012, 03:56 PM by Joey Santosus
"Rashad talks about the time he held me down in practice and how he was getting me to break mentally. I've eliminated all possibilities of that happening. I have my older brother here, I have Travis Brown here, and I have a whole bunch of Heavyweights that are a lot more powerful and big than Rashad. I'm having these guys hold me down in practice and try their hardest to break me mentally. Basically, I'm fighting from the worst position he could put me in, and if he's banking on breaking me mentally, he's going to have a rude awakening when he realizes that's just not going to happen." - For more from Jon Jones, visit The Sun (via MMAMania.com)
Rashad Evans is in for a rude awakening at UFC 145.
That's according to Jon Jones, who says that if the former Michigan State wrestling stand-out is counting on breaking him mentally, he's going to have to show up bigger and stronger than 6-foot-7, undefeated UFC Heavyweight Travis Browne.
Set to challenge Jones for the Light Heavyweight strap, Evans has often recounted past sparring sessions with his former Jackson's MMA teammate, during which he claims that he was able to have his way with "Bones" on the wrestling mat. The champ, however, has refuted such notions, insisting that Evans' version of the story has been highly exaggerated. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Does "Suga" have what it takes to break "Bones" in Atlanta, or will his work with the heavies make Jones too much to handle?
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