Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans knows his next opponent will be the winner of the UFC 135 main event between Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, the only question remains which one of them he’ll be facing.
Evans has a history with both Jones and Jackson, but if it were up to him, he’d like to settle the score with his former teammate.
“I would rather fight Jon Jones,” Evans said on Friday. “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 and Jones spent a lot of time training together under the tutelage of Greg Jackson while they worked in the New Mexico fight camp.
Despite all the time spent together, Evans isn’t worried about Jones having any kind of inside knowledge about his strengths and weaknesses. He believes what he beat Jones with in practice, will be the same things he can beat him with if they meet in the Octagon.
“I don’t really got to bring anything more than he’s already seen in training camp,” Evans stated. “Cause that was enough then, and I think it will be enough later on. That’s a promise.”
Obviously, Evans will be sitting cage side on Saturday night when Jones and Jackson meet, ready to challenge the winner and get another crack at the UFC light heavyweight belt.
So Evans admits that he’d rather fight Jon Jones, but who does he believe he’ll be facing?
“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,” Evans revealed.
In previous interviews, Evans had picked Jones to beat Rampage, but it appears with the fight now just 24-hours away, he’s switching things up.
No matter who wins on Saturday night in Denver, Rashad Evans knows he’s got the next shot so he’ll just sit back and enjoy the festivities and then make his claim for the gold.