Rashad Evans wants to face Jones, but picks Rampage to WinPosted on September 23, 2011, 09:34 PM by Trent Reinsmith
UFC 135 is less than 24 hours away and while the oddsmakers have Quinton “Rampage” Jackson listed as the underdog in his bout against Jon Jones, there is one fighter that is picking Jackson to win, Rashad Evans.
Evans has knowledge of both fighters. The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion holds a unanimous decision victory over Jackson, defeating him at UFC 114. “Suga” was also a training partner of Jones’ at Jackson’s MMA and has stated that he beat Jones, the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, during training.
Evans is in line to face the winner of Saturday night’s fight and he went on record as saying, “I would rather fight Jon Jones. Because we have our issues and stuff, we had the whole situation with the Greg Jackson thing, and splitting up, so I’d like to fight him.” Evans then added, “I don’t really care who wins to be honest. I’ve got a feeling, I think Rampage is going to pull it off. I don’t know why, I’ve just got a feeling.” – for more go to MMAWeekly.com.
Photo: Rashad Evans at the UFC 94 weigh-ins at the MGM Grand Arena, on January 30, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. Francis Specker