The Fight Fix: Will Jon 'Bones' Jones be able to shut down Rashad Evans at UFC 145?-2/15
Wed, 15 Feb 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. -- everybody I'm Jennifer Williams and welcome to the fight -- I'm alongside -- -- of and then make fighting dot com. And we're gonna talk about. USC 145. A drum Carl Lee is that. -- shot at end and signing bonds so I gotta ask you. You know we're shot hurt his hand vs Bill Davis. He said he you know we talked to last week he said he'd be ready to fight Jon bones at any time. But you still be ready for April I mean is so quick turnaround and and for a title fight you. It is a quick turnaround he even mentioned actually in the run up to the fight against Phil Davis at UCLA fox to. -- had a four week camp when I wish her watch punishment related issues and now of course he's had a sense of -- issue that was actually -- when he was -- for us from my time. The previous eighteen months I actually do think we'll be fine and who knows -- to be in the car -- god forbid but fully that it happened but all things being equal I think will be far do you see you made the fight official for you so what we're five and in April Atlanta. I I think that actually. Both guys really want defy -- never going to -- 100% who could predict the future. But I don't think that hand is going to be some of the holds him back I think we'll work through it ethical actually. Win or lose that won't be a contributing factor. And Luke were shot said that he. His strength going into this fight will be his experience. Can you breakdown on both of their strengths and weaknesses you know what and. Listen that's it. 99 times out of a hundred Rashad Evans -- be right but I think this is the 100 time I -- here's the perfect counter example. John Jones how much experience that he has not much no amateur fights you've wrestled in high school and briefly briefly in college. And he's out here beating UFC champions like it's like it's. You know a matter of procedure. And he's been in their ways and no one's -- really beat him before he didn't have experience that's and to be stopping them. Course not now course. Wish I was experiences help them and and what's so funny about Rashad Evans is that here's a guy in his early thirties and he's still fighting skills he can pass Gordon now hold position on the ground these are things to three years ago when he was really come up the ranks whatever -- division. He couldn't even do I think for Jon Jones. I would I think the real different shooter who would know his skills or he can he's adapting to be adapts well in the cage he's got actually pretty good -- long lives greater reach good strikes. I think the difference here -- the -- -- the longest ever your sister turns up. But I think the real difference makers actually going to be wrestling no one's ever really put Jones on his back and -- don't work from there. At this level of course and I think you can Rashad do it I guess we'll see I think in the case humidity -- he's quick he's I don't changed levels well. But -- -- -- strikes. That's me with a different hitter because he stands a range he's gonna lose if he gets back the biggest the cage like -- he's gonna go to sleep to me this game hinges on wrestling. But this is -- going to be an exciting cards I have one last question for you we were just talking about GSP Condit will see that card in July. Do you think if we had seen a TS PDS card. That Johnny bones Jones facing -- shot would have been bigger which fight would have been the bigger cart. Well I don't think it's a zero sum game I mean if you have seven big fight that's all great but I definitely think the -- -- two was shot -- in -- you know. First of all what have we division as the marquee division it's more for the suspect now Walton was pretty big -- peers are bigger star than Jones and Evans. But you know you just can't you can't write -- Jones and Evans have two former teammates a bitter dispute there's real human drama and -- this when people are. Invested in their personhood and their identity and their futures in the past. All in this one fight. Who that is teachers today grasshopper -- say relationship going into everywhere in the teacher as a student athletes at Florida. If it in him I think probably Alex Jones to win. I just mean you get a title final line you've got natural war rivals they're talking in the media. And they used to be trading -- and there's just ugly mess in between that is something that Nick Diaz and -- pee on their best -- can't really put together. Right it's it's a scripts -- -- the Dana White could construct exactly with the puppet master well. What kind of stinks thinking so much for stopping by and if people wanna check out your writing it's an MA fighting back comforts that make you. CSN Washington dot com.