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Rashad Evans Responds to Jon Jones on Twitter

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No.1 contender Rashad Evans responds to UFC Light-Heavyweight champ and former training partner Jon Jones claims of constantly getting the better of Rashad in training at Greg Jackson's MMA. Jones told ESPN.com that he had several times to finish Evans during pratice but never did out of respect. Rashad Evan tweets:

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Post #1   4/16/11 9:02:13AM   

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Rashad isn't a very good trash talker on twitter.

Post #2   4/16/11 11:21:22AM   

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I dont know who to believe, but I am looking foward to this whenever it happens...

You would think the better pedigree wrestler would win, and I think that is Rashad, also Rashad can take down HW's, but Jones manhandles top wrestlers, (Hammil would prolly suffer the same defeat in a rematch even without the shoulder injury) and even as an inexperienced striker, Jones crazy moves and reach make him look like a confindent kickboxing champ

I think Rashad was convinced by Trevor Whitman to challenge Jones, because Rashads family income was at stake. If Rashad thought he could make more money having rematches or co main event fights like Forrest or Shogun, he would.

If Rashad loses to Jones, Rashad could have to drop down or he could get two losses in a row and get cut like everyone else- big risk



but I think he feels he can close the distance with that crazy pressure-head bobbing, clinch and get a takedown on Jones. or land a big right hand. I think that is Rashads best strategy to close the distance, staying on the outside wont work well against Jones with the huge reach.

Post #3   4/16/11 11:21:53AM   

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Posted by jay98107

Rashad isn't a very good trash talker on twitter.



Rashad isnt a very good trash talker...period

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I think most of this is the UFC pushing them toward a rivalry.

Post #5   4/16/11 1:10:17PM   

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Posted by FastKnockout

I think most of this is the UFC pushing them toward a rivalry.



Its the media thats driving this. The UFC doesnt have to do anything. All the media has to do is ask Jones a question and he opens his mouth and Rashad is made to look like a bitch if he doesnt respond.

Post #6   4/16/11 2:19:43PM   

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I am planning on going to back to back events in sept and oct
Chances look good I will see this fight

Back in feb I had little interest in this
But now in april and come the fall. Another 5 months of trash talk
Will hype this fight up big
I hope I see it now live

Post #7   4/16/11 3:54:03PM   

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Haha! Jon Jones reply is priceless! #cmonson

Post #8   4/16/11 4:55:22PM   

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Posted by icantthinkofanything

I dont know who to believe, but I am looking foward to this whenever it happens...

You would think the better pedigree wrestler would win, and I think that is Rashad, also Rashad can take down HW's, but Jones manhandles top wrestlers, (Hammil would prolly suffer the same defeat in a rematch even without the shoulder injury) and even as an inexperienced striker, Jones crazy moves and reach make him look like a confindent kickboxing champ

I think Rashad was convinced by Trevor Whitman to challenge Jones, because Rashads family income was at stake. If Rashad thought he could make more money having rematches or co main event fights like Forrest or Shogun, he would.

If Rashad loses to Jones, Rashad could have to drop down or he could get two losses in a row and get cut like everyone else- big risk



but I think he feels he can close the distance with that crazy pressure-head bobbing, clinch and get a takedown on Jones. or land a big right hand. I think that is Rashads best strategy to close the distance, staying on the outside wont work well against Jones with the huge reach.



They arent cutting Rashad for the next three years I bet..Actually Jones and Rashad could end up as a movie one day...intriguing story use to be buddies, now really hate each other....Epic trilogy froming here..

Would be crazy if Evans got lucky with a punch and won...I bet Jones wins 9 outta 10 but to lose the first would be crazy money for the UFC....conspiracy is coming...

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OH YEAH things are heating up between these two

Post #10   4/16/11 11:47:27PM