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					                               UFC 145: JONES vs. EVANS FLASH QUOTES


In five weeks, the most bitter and long-running UFC feud since perhaps Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz II in 2006 will
come to a dramatic conclusion. In the main event of UFC 145, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones
collides with former friend turned bitter rival ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans.
Jones has never been taken down in his entire UFC career, while Evans has never failed to take an opponent to the
canvas. It is one of the most anticipated fights in years; UFC 145 goes down on April 21, live on Pay-Per-View from
the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, said: “My title defense at UFC 145 will be the biggest fight the
UFC has seen in years. Sports fans from around the world will want to tune in for this Pay-Per-View, as they know it
will be an all-out war.

“My opponent and I have a storied history that has been well-documented. He thinks he knows everything I bring to
the table, but a lot has changed since he left the gym a year ago. I'm a much different fighter than the one he trained
with. I hope he is ready to see and feel that difference.

“It is one of my goals to be considered among the greats in UFC history. I feel it is my time and my destiny to be the
light heavyweight champion in the UFC. Winning this fight, and defeating a fourth former champion in a row would
keep me on pace to achieving that goal.

“I have been able to prove many of my doubters wrong over the course of the last 12 months. Some said I couldn't
submit a legend, and I did that. Some said I couldn't take a punch, and I did that. Now some are saying that I will
have trouble against someone who knows me so well.

“They are wrong. Wait until they see what I do on April 21.”

‘Suga’ Rashad Evans, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and current No.1 contender, said: “I know I will beat
Jon Jones. He can talk about improvements he’s made, but there are still some things in his game he can never
change. He’s a long, rangy fighter and I’m going to get inside, unleash my stuff, take him down and ground and
pound him. I’m at a level in my career where I can take down and ground and pound anyone.

“I know all about him, all about his coaches and all about his camp. I could probably tell you what he’s doing in the
gym right now. He’s in the exact same environment doing the exact same things with the exact same people. But I’m
in a different environment, I knew I had to learn, had to mix things up and I had to change. Jon has no idea what I
will do on the night.

“I’ve got the advantage mentally, too. He’s not ‘Jon Jones unbeatable champion’ to me. I know the real Jon, the
nervous kid who would ask me to tell him how to dress, how to talk and how to fight. I know how he reacts when
things don’t go his way, how he can’t handle it mentally.

“And I’ve been through these types of pressure fights. I’ve been in these situations where emotions are involved
with my fights with guys like (Michael) Bisping and Rampage (Jackson). Jon has never been in this type of situation
and he’s never faced a fighter like me. I know I will get my title back at UFC 145.”

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