I made a bet with someone last year that Rashad Evans wouldn’t receive a title shot in 2011. Now I wish I could remember who. I still can’t believe the circumstances that have led Rashad to still be on the sideline waiting for his shot seventeen months after beating Rampage. Sometimes in MMA, you must move on.
Now Jon Jones is set to defend his light heavyweight title for the second time, leaving Rashad in the rear view mirror. If Bones succeeds in his defense against Machida, he will be the first UFC light heavyweight to defend his title twice since Chuck Liddell. In fact, UFC 140 is a mere three weeks before the five year anniversary of the two title defense mark. Pretty wild if you ask me.
The Fight Network caught up with the champ at the UFC 140 press conference and had quite the interview, even opening a Pandora’s box size conundrum by asking Jones if he’s sick of people asking about Rashad Evans.