UFC 145 Jones vs. Evans – A Deeper Look

March 15, 2012

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is about to put his title on the line against the man that knows him better than any of his past opponents, former teammate Rashad Evans.

The two square off at UFC 145 in a fight that has been more than a year in the making. After several false starts and a world of trash talk, Jones and Evans are finally set to step into the Octagon together in Atlanta, Ga., on April 21.

“My opponent and I have a storied history that has been well-documented. He thinks he knows everything I bring to the table, but a lot has changed since he left the gym a year ago. I’m a much different fighter than the one he trained with. I hope he is ready to see and feel that difference,” said Jones recently.

Evans, however, isn’t buying that Jones has shifted gears.

“I know I will beat Jon Jones. He can talk about improvements he’s made,” said Evans, “but there are still some things in his game he can never change.”

Take a deeper look at the two former friends as they prepare for their showdown…