There’s no mistaking that Jon Jones (15,1) vs Rashad Evans (17,1 and 1nc) has some bad blood behind the title fight scheduled this Saturday 4/21/2012. The rivalry has been covered quite a bit by the press and other media. However, much of what happened regarding the Greg Jackson camp still remains a bit of a mystery.
The following video was posted on youtube from our friends at mmaweekly and it will hopefully fill in any missing pieces to the Jones Evans rivalry.
Some thoughts being thrown around by many experts is whether Rashad is the best opponent that Jones has faced. This sounds a bit strange as Jones beat Lyoto Machida (17-3), who took the belt from Evans, and took the belt from Shogun Rua (20,6). These fighters may not be better than the current Rashad but saying that Rashad is better than both of these men seems to be reaching. The bigger question facing Jon Jones and his camp is whether or not Rashad Evans is familiar enough with Jones to develop a winning strategy. One trait Rashad does bring, to every fight he is in, is his ability to develop an incredible strategy. In this sense Evans is up there with top MMA strategist Randy Couture. It seems that even when Evans seems outmatched by his opponent he still seems to find a way to get that win.
Either way, don’t miss the fireworks set to go off this Saturday 4/21/2012 at 10pm est 7pm pst live on pay-per-view.