Rashad Evans to Jon Jones: You're not the champ unless you beat mePosted on April 16, 2012, 09:47 AM by Anton Gurevich
The verbal warfare between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans continued in the second episode of Fuel TV's countre punch, just several days before their long-anticipated showdown at UFC 145 in Atlanta, Georgia.
This time Evans claimed Jon Jones can't consider himself a legitimate champion unless he gets his hand raised at UFC 145, despite the fact that "Bones" has already defended his title two times. Jones responded with facts, bringing up the victories over Lyoto Machida and Rampage Jackson as an example for his superiority inside the Octagon.
The rivalry between Jones and Evans is expected to escalate this week, as both fighters are looking to win this ongoing psychological war of attrition. One way or another, next Saturday, Jones and Evans will have five five-minute rounds to solve their conflict.