The rivalry between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Rashad Evans will likely always be present, despite Jones picking up a convincing victory last year.
Saturday night, Jones defeated Chael Sonnen, and Evans was asked his thoughts while at the post-fight analyst table for FUEL TV.
“I hate to admit it: he’s good. He’s really good,” Evans said. “He went to work right away taking Chael down and worked the ground-and-pound. His ground-and-pound is second-to-none. When he gets you down, it’s relentless pressure.”
Evans knows first-hand, as he went 25 minutes with “Bones.” The former champion is slated to return to action later this year against Dan Henderson.
While some viewed the stoppage in the Jones-Sonnen contest as an early one, “Suga” disagreed, saying, “I don’t think it was too early. When a fighter covers up, you know what is going to happen. They’ll stop it.”