Rashad Evans is a former UFC light heavyweight champion who owns victories over the likes of Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin.
“Suga” will seek to take back the title when he meets Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 145 from Atlanta on April 21. The two former teammates have been feuding since “Bones” replaced Evans and won the title from Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Evans is writing a blog for Yahoo! Sports in the build up to the fight, and this week, he discusses his desire to complete his legacy in MMA with a win over Jones.
I’m one of the best light heavyweights out there and it’s time for me to cement my legacy. I’ve beat top guys for years and years – before Jon was even in the UFC – and in a sport where everybody loses big fights here and there, I’ve had one bad night ins even years.
Evans’ lone loss came at the hands of Lyoto Machida, as “The Dragon” scored a knockout and won the belt. Since that loss, Evans has been on the hunt to get another title opportunity, taking down the likes of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Ortiz and Phil Davis.
The anticipation of Evans-Jones has been building for so long that it is likely to spill over inside the Octagon. When these two collide, you can expect fireworks aplenty.