UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has not stopped the media circus from continuing after UFC 135, as “Bones” appeared on the Jim Rome Show this week.
Jones, who defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson via fourth round submission this past weekend, focused the majority of the interview on his next contender, Rashad Evans. The two were once training partners in New Mexico under Greg Jackson, but Evans left the camp after Jones agreed to face him in the Octagon.
“Suga” has been very vocal against Jones, ripping him for being “God’s gift” to MMA and claiming he owned him during a training session.
“I think Rashad could be either a really tough fight or simply the easiest fight in my career. I’m going to try to make it the easiest fight of my career,” Jones said. “I don’t like Rashad and that’s going to motivate me. I have to work my butt off and just do everything necessary to make this fight look like the easiest fight of my career.”
A date for the title fight has not been announced, as Jones is currently medically suspended after suffering a hand injury in the Jackson bout. Evans has said he would like the fight to happen before the end of the year, however Jones doesn’t feel like that is possible due to his injury and desire to spend time with his family.