Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has been answering questions about his feud with current 205lbs champ Jon Jones since his former training partner won the belt last summer and their collision course was set.
For a time, it seemed that bad timing and injuries would see that the Jones-Evans grudge match would never occur. But, next weekend in Atlanta, the two fighters will finally step into the cage. It couldn’t come a moment sooner for Evans, who’s tired of rehashing the reasons he has ill-will toward Jones and just wants to get in the cage to settle things.
“I just get tired of talking about the whole thing over and over again,” Evans said today. “I get tired of talking about Jon and Greg and the whole situation. I do get tired of it. … It’s to the point where I just wanna fight. I’m like, alright man, I talked about long enough.
“He said whatever he said, I said whatever I said and now it’s time to fight. But, everybody’s talking about it and I gotta do all these interviews. That’s the only part that bothers me, because I’ve just been talking about it for over a year. I just wanna fight already.”
Evans will get his wish next Saturday, April 21 when he and Jones do battle at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia for the main event of UFC 145.