Rashad Evans: Vitor Belfort has a chance to defeat Jon Jones

Posted on September 11, 2012, 08:46 AM by Anton Gurevich
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"Yes, yes, he has more than a chance. I truly believe it, I truly believe it. Vitor has some of the best hands, the fastest hands and he is very fast and he's very explosive. You know what I'm saying? So I think Vitor makes it a fight. He goes in there and he makes it a fight.

Of course, if he ever needed me for anything like that, I'll be there to talk to him and to help him out if he needs it. And I don't know everything there is to know about life, either, so I'm sure if there's something I have a problem in life, I'm sure I can learn from him, too. I think right now, he needs to really sort out some things in his life as far as his management situation and just find some people on his team who's really going to give a true idea and true perspective of where he's really coming form because sometimes I think he's a little bit disillusioned. I think disillusion can cause a lot of harm to you." - MMAFighting.com via MMAMania.com

Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion offered his opinion on the upcoming UFC 152 main event clash between Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort and the reigning champ Jon Jones. According to Evans, Belfort has what it takes to shock the world against Jones, thanks to his legendary hands speed and movement.

Evans has recently joined forces with Belfort in Boca Raton, Florida, to help the Brazilian in his preparations for the fight with Jon Jones. Belfort will use Evans' training experience with Jon Jones in his quest to once again become a UFC champion.

As for Evans, 'Suga is currently without an opponent, which could put him on a collision course with Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, who decided to decline the opportunity to fight Jon Jones on short notice at UFC 151.


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  • Evan Holober
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    Is the second post about Jones. Still sounds like he's got love for the kid. I see an Oprah Winfrey style reunion in their future.

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  • smeac
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    idk but i like the idea of evans vs machida II.

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  • smeac
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    or maybe machida vs shogun rubbermatch?

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  • Evan Holober
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    I'd like Rashad in fights with a lot of people. Either of those would be fine. Rashad vs. the Chael-Forrest winner would be good. Rashad vs. Hendo would be great.



    A lot of possibilities for him right now.

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  • azzkika
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    I would really like to see him fight Silva. Evans is undersized compared to many LHWs and could probably make 185 easily. He is something of a conundrum in that he has shown brilliance at times yet sometimes looks lacklustre and never maintained consistency. Evans on best form beats Silva IMO but regardless i think they match up well and Silva needs higher calibre fighters than the MW division holds.

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  • gaul
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    what about Jon B Jones vs Junior "Cigano" dos Santos (very first time)

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  • ogobska
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    shogun vs evans anyone?

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  • Evan Holober
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    I'd love that too.

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  • mmagym
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    working with evans can help his chances tremendously!



    thought evans was dropping to MW?

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  • Brasil
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    For some weird and I recon not logical reason I have a weird feeling about this Vitor fight......

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  • gaul
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    hmm maybe just maybe because you and Vitor are from same Brasilian....idk just thinking by writing

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  • MAMBA24ILL
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    No way can he fight Lyoto again right now. Evans is coming off a loss & Machida a win.

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  • Evan Holober
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    The UFC does that a lot more than people think, Machida just fought Bader in the same scenario.

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  • Brasil
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    Gaul..you do have a point and I am for sure biased....but I did not have that feeling for the Shogun or Machida fight...I just had hopes...but did not thiink they could win....I think Vitor can win.

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  • kickassfast
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    Rashad knows Vitor has a chance because I'm sure he has tasted a small amount of punishment in training and witnessed first hand the speed and power of Vitor's hands. Plus I think a Silva vs. Rashad match would be one of the best fight we ever see, unless rashad gets knocked out quickly, but he does stand a solid chance. Rashad's wrestling is definately as effective as Chael's, and is on a whole nother level of striking.

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  • toxic
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    are you fu**ing serious rashad?

    vitor has a 0,001 % chance to win this one...

    jones just steam rolled everybodys ass in the LHW division and would loose to a pretty washed up middleweight with Fast hands??

    can Anybody really see Vitor as the new LHW title holder?? I wouldnt think so. his Mom maybe...

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  • Nemesis
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    ..how is he washed up....

    Imo he's probably less washed up than hederson, he just chokes more often

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  • toxic
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    no he is not so washed up actually, Im just mean...

    but he has Nothing to do in a LHW title fight...

    not even in the top of the LHW division...

    maybe not in LHW at all, thats why he moved down to MW...

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