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…