UFC light heavyweight rivals Jon Jones and Rashad Evans will meet in the main event of UFC 145 next month to settle their long-running feud.
Evans, a former UFC champ, will have his work cut out for him in challenging former teammate and current 205lbs top dog Jon Jones. Since capturing the belt by beating down Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Jones has knocked off two former champs in Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida, becoming the toast of the MMA world in the process.
Despite Jones’ current larger-than-life stature, another top-flight 205er in Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal recently pointed out to ChokeOutTV that no one is unbeatable, including Bones.
“Bolt got beat by Tyson Gay last year in the 100-meter dash and Usain Bolt was unbeatable at the 100-meter dash, at one point. I saw the great Kobayashi get beat by Joey Chestnut at the hot dog eating contest. I saw Aleksandr Karelin get beat by Rulon Gardner. I saw Mike Tyson get defeated by Buster Douglas. I’ve seen everyone who was supposed to be unbeatable get beat,” said Lawal. “So, there is no such thing as unbeatable. Styles make matchups you know what I’m saying?
“I think Jon Jones is a great fighter and I think Rashad’s a great fighter, but I think of styles and if Rashad has a great plan he can win. Same thing with Jon Jones, if he has the fight game plan he can win. But, I’m going with my boy Rashad ’cause I’ve known him since college. That’s my brother right there.”
Jones and Evans are set to meet in the cage on April 21 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.