The weeks are ticking away leading up to the UFC Light Heavyweight showdown between heated rivals Rashad Evans and Champion Jon Jones, and to keep fans up on training and such, Evans has been blogging via Yahoo Sports and this week discussed why beating Jones is more important than winning the title as well as why he feels he_s a bad style match up for the seemingly unbeatable Jones:
"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.
For someone who says he doesn_t talk a lot, Jon talks a hell of a lot. If there_s any validity to what he_s saying, if there_s any truth to him being the "Muhammad Ali of MMA," then he_s got to deal with me. It_s not a fight he is taking lightly, I_m sure. Jon always trains hard, and I know he will be training extra hard for this fight against me.
I heard a stat about Jon that he_s never been taken down in the UFC. But I_ve taken him down plenty, and I know he can_t fight off his back. I think my takedowns will be a key to this fight. I know Jon can take me down, too - he_s done it - but I_ve taken down every single fighter I_ve ever wanted to get down, and I took Jon down time and time again in the gym. I think style-wise I am all wrong for him."
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