Now, Chael Sonnen will attempt to do what Evans, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort could not - defeat Jones. The two will coach on The Ultimate Fighter before meeting in April when "Bones" is cleared to return.
Evans was asked his opinion on the Jones-Sonnen match during UFC Tonight recently. Evans is also a former training partner with Jones during their time under Greg Jackson's watchful eye.
"I think he can get it done and I think he is going to need to do the same thing: put pressure on him," Evans said. "With Jones, it's different because he is a long guy that can fight short."
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Evans has grown close to Sonnen during their time as analyst on UFC shows, but said he was unsure if he'd train with him for the Jones fight, adding, "It's a big opportunity for Chael, and I don't want to make it about me."
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