Rashad Evans jokes that he wants to fight Jones and Machida tournament stylePosted on October 17, 2011, 10:15 PM by Trent Reinsmith
For a brief moment it looked as if former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans was finally going to get his long awaited shot at Jon Jones. However, the hand Evans injured while facing Tito Ortiz at UFC 133 did not heal fast enough to allow Evans to participate in UFC 140, which is scheduled to take place on December 10th at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Instead of facing Evans on that card, Jones will face another former Light Heavyweight Champion and the only man to defeat Evans, Lyoto Machida.
Karyn Bryant caught up with Evans and they discussed the specifics behind why Evans did not get the chance to fight Jones in December, bettering his boxing skills, and Machida’s chances in the bout with Jones. Evans then ends the conversation by joking that he would like to fight both Jones and Machida on the same night.
Further Reading: Rashad Evans understands the reasoning behind Jones vs. Machida