ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: Fighters Jon Jones (L) and Rashad Evans pose after a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
At UFC 145 on Sat., April 21, 2012, at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will put his title on the line against former division king and ex-teammate Rashad Evans.
And he's blogging about it at Fox Sports:
"My opponent believes he 'has my number' because of the time we spent training. While he is obviously familiar with how I fight, I am familiar with him too, and we didn't spend that much time training together. If you added up all the days we worked out together or sparred, we probably only trained together for a month. That's a ton of time to observe someone, but it's not like we spent years training with each other. ... I'll let my opponent continue to say he has my number. On April 21 he'll realize he doesn't even have my area code."
Buh dum tss.
There have been countless stories told regarding who got the better of who for the short time these two elite 205-pound beasts grappled and rolled on the mats down in New Mexico at Greg Jackson's gym. Not surprisingly, both claim that they were the one who, in fact, got the better of the other.
But while proper training will certainly play a large part in who actually wins the fight come April 21, it's unlikely that a mat session years ago will be the deciding factor.
Or will it? Only one more month until we find out.