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UFC 145: Jones Vs. Evans Pre-Fight Press Conference Notes

We are just days away from UFC 145, as Jon Jones is set to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against No. 1 contender Rashad Evans.

The event goes down this Saturday night on pay-per-view from Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. On Wednesday, the two fighters took part in a pre-fight press conference, with Jon Anik hosting.

Here’s some highlights from the event:

• Evans feels Jones is underestimating him, and believes he’ll be able to take the champion down.

• Evans: “I’m sick of talking about Jon. I’m sick of looking at him. I just want to get in there and fight.”

• Jones compares the fight to a giant counseling session for the two former Jackson MMA teammates.

• Jones: “I have no game plan whatsoever. I know my opponent’s mindset.”

• “Bones” says he will not compete with “Suga” on the dressing front, adding, “(Rashad’s) a wonderful dresser.”

• Jones defends Evans, saying, “He’s always had haters and that’s unfair. Rashad is a good person.”

• In regards to Alexander Gustafsson, Jones says he wants to see him against a good wrestler and a better striker. Adding the only thing the two have in common is they are both tall.

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