Rashad Evans: I’ll go up to Heavyweight or down to Middleweight

In a recent interview with ESPN, Rashad Evans squashed rumors that he will be challenging Jon Jones for his title if he defeats Shogun Rua at UFC 128. “I’m still not going to fight Jon. I will always find something to challenge myself. I will go up to heavyweight or down to middleweight. But I will not fight Jon,” he said.

The two training partners both represent Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico and it is very public that they are very close friends and look at each other as brothers. Both have gone on record, as well as many other Jackson MMA and AKA training partners, saying that they will never face each other in the UFC if the opportunity presents itself. This has become an issue in various mixed martial arts organizations and Dana White is usually very adamant about being against their point of views.

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