UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans Pre-Fight Press Conference Video and QuotesPosted on April 18, 2012, 09:17 AM by Anton Gurevich
It's about time! Jon Jones and Rashad Evans will finally go face to face, as part of the official UFC 145 pre-fight press conference from Atlanta, Georgia. The event will take place at the Piedmont Room of Park Tavern, with Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, UFC President Dana White, and other UFC 145 participants sharing their thoughts ahead of this weekend's highly-anticipated fight card.
The press conference will start at 1PM EST. LIVE YouTube stream is available here, on LowKick.com.
Anik asks Evans how he'll take Jon Jones down since no one has ever done it. "Suga" says he's confident in his abilities and that "Bones" is underestimating him. Says he doesn't pay attention to the 5:1 betting line. Downplays the old training time between him and the champ, says he enjoyed it.
Turns it to Jones and Jonny gives him a smidgen of credit for helping him on the way up and we go back to Evans, who changed camps to help get some of the fun back.
Evans says he doesn't get his due as 205-pound great but doesn't need to be reading his press clippings but a win over Jones will def. be "huge." Hasn't thought about the hall of fame but would love to do it one day.
Back to Jones who wants to be considered the best and it's what his life is about. Also says a win on Saturday night "huge" and says Evans has speed and grappling and wants to see if he can conquer it.
So far this thing is cordial. Boo!
Jones says he's fearless and knows what he's getting into, not sure if Rashad is still in his prime but thinks he's a different fighter but not necessarily improved. Praises Evans new six-pack abs and credits either a new supplement or new trainer.
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