So much for giving Jon Jones a little time off.
MMA Fighting is reporting that the long anticipated friends-turned-rivals showdown between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans is being targeted for the UFC 140 main event in Toronto.
The UFC is targeting December’s UFC 140 for the long-awaited Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans light-heavyweight title bout, MMA Fighting has learned from sources with knowledge of the situation.
The fight is not yet official, but appears likely to be announced within the next 24-48 hours. UFC president Dana White told MMA Fighting that he could not yet announce a UFC 140 main event, but might possibly be able to do so by the end of the day.
According to the report, the only obstacle is Rashad Evans’ hand that he injured during his fight against Tito Ortiz at UFC 133. Rashad still has to be cleared before they can make it official, but his coach Mike Van Arsdale believes that will happen as soon as today when Rashad sees the doctor.
Maybe we won’t have to wait after all.
Update: As some of you pointed out below, Dana White has shot this report down… hard. Bummer.