The most talked about fight in recent UFC history is set to go down this Saturday night (April 21) when Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight championship against Rashad Evans at UFC 145. The two were side by side at the pre-fight press conference and answered questions by the media and fans in a new format which was yielded by Jon Anik. The event took place at the Piedmont Room of Park Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia.
Below are quotes thanks to MMAMania.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.
The press conference highlight video thanks to our good friends at MMAWeekly.com.
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