It's still happening, just not at UFC 140.
That's according to UFC President Dana White, who today refuted a report by MMA Fighting that pegged UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones versus division number one contender Rashad Evans as the new main event for UFC 140 on Dec. 10, 2011, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This marks the second time this year the promotion has attempted to pair them off (unsuccessfully) to settle their longstanding feud.
pulled out of was forced to withdraw from his title defense against "Suga" earlier this year to have surgery on his mangled thumb following his championship win over Mauricio Rua at UFC 128 last March.
Evans, who was torched by UFC President Dana White (and most of the mixed martial arts community) for waiting out his title shot against "Shogun" back in 2010,
was pressured into decided to get back into action against former division champion Tito Ortiz at UFC 133 on Aug. 6 in Philadelphia while "Bones" was on the mend.
And before the ink was dry on the "Evans vs. Ortiz" contract, Jones re-emerged to announce he wouldn't be needing surgery after all and had agreed to defend his title against Quinton Jackson at UFC 135.
Of course that went over like the proverbial lead balloon with Evans, and the former teammates have launched verbal nukes via their Twitter accounts and even had to be separated at a Las Vegas nightclub.
Now that White has denied that these two will go to war at UFC 140, do any fight fans want to take a guess as to when they might finally get inside the cage?