ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: Fighter Rashad Evans poses 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)
"In one month, on April 21 in Atlanta, I'm getting my title back but, to me, beating Jon Jones up and proving I am the better man and better fighter is even more important than waking up the next day as a two-time UFC champion. Everyone knows the history between us. Because this fight has been coming for a year I've already talked about it forever. And I know I'm going to have to keep talking about it over the next month so all I'll say now is that yes, it is very personal and, yes, this is the most important fight of my life for sure."
-- UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones took his blogging talents to FOX Sports and explained in detail how his upcoming opponent at UFC 145, Rashad Evans, doesn't even has his area code, let alone his number. Now, Evans has responded with a blog of his own at Yahoo! Sports and makes clear that while the 205-pound title is important, it doesn't measure up to his desire to beat up his former friend and teammate. Belts are cool and all but pride is on the line here, not to mention bragging rights or even legacy. "Suga" is making no "Bones" about it, this is personal and because of that, it's far more important than any fight he's ever had. Sounds cliche, but this is one of the rare instances in which we can actually believe the fighter. The shit gets real on April 21, 2012, at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, Maniacs. Anyone picking Rashad?