Rashad Evans is currently in the last stages of preparation for facing off against fellow former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz in the main event of UFC 133 early next month — but that doesn’t mean he’s too busy to let current champ and his former teammate Jon Jones let him know that he’s coming for him.
“It would be amazing to beat Jon Jones for that belt,” “Suga” said in a recent interview on Sherdog.com’s Fight Week. “I know if I get to fight Jon Jones for that belt, I know I’m going to beat Jon Jones. I already know it and Jon knows it. You know, for some reason, he has, like, a fear and maybe it’s because of what he knows I can do, but he tries to pretend like he’s cocky and pretend like he’s this, that and the other, but he knows what time it is.”
Jones was originally supposed to meet Evans at UFC 133, but pulled out of the bout with a thumb injury — only to find that the injury was not as extensive as previously thought. Now Jones is set to square off against Evans’ old rival Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135 in September and “Suga” thinks the moves was planned by “Bones.”
“It’s no accident that he figured out he didn’t have to have thumb surgery after I signed to fight Phil Davis. After we were supposed to fight in September on the Denver card. That’s no accident,” said Evans. “That’s not something that just happens. He knew what he was doing. He knows what time it is. There’s a reason why he did that whole situation. There’s a reason why every time he sees me, he tries to act all huffy and puffy and he wants to act like he’s tough or try to portray like he is — I see right through that kid. He knows I see him. I know all his weaknesses and I know how to capitalize on those weaknesses. I only need to know one thing about that dude: he will quit. My technique could be total sh*t, trash. But I know one thing: I can make him quit. And he will quit.”