We're just hours away now from tonight's (Sat., April 21, 2012) UFC 145: "Jones vs. Evans" event from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Which means the clock is ridiculously close to hitting zero on the countdown to one of the biggest fights of the year.
The champion's final words for his challenger:
"He is in my head and I want him in my head, I like him in my head. That's when I train better, that's when I focus more. Before I came along, who was the cocky guy in the UFC? When Rashad Evans blows kisses and grabs his crotch and does all this unsportsmanlike classless stuff, is that the guy you guys want to be your champion?"
Evans is a dog just waiting to be unleashed inside that cage:
"Jon is setting himself up for a fall that I don't think he can take. You get to a certain position and then you start believing your own hype. And once you start drinking the kool-aid, it's over. My inner dog is going to take over and I'm not going to remember what happened until after the fight when I've got my hand raised."
Last chance for predictions, Maniacs. Who 'ya got?