twitter google

Jon Jones Would Rematch Rashad Evans So He Could ‘Finish Him’

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones hasn’t been put to the test too often in his MMA career.

One opponent, however, did make Jones work for 25 minutes.

That was former training partner Rashad Evans, who Jones bested last year via decision. The two were close friends while competing together under the watchful eye of Greg Jackson, but Evans departed the camp after Jones won the belt.

With stoppage victories over the likes of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort to his credit, Jones would take a rematch down the road with Evans for one reason only: a finish.

“I’d give Rashad Evans a rematch,” said Jones, during a recent Q&A session with fans. “So I could finish him this time.”

Jones is set to face Chael Sonnen later this year. He is currently a coach with Sonnen on The Ultimate Fighter.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley

Event Date: July 30, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 92: Rodriguez vs. Caceres

Event Date: August 6, 2016
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2

Event Date: August 20, 2016
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull

Event Date: August 26, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC on FOX 21: Maia vs. Condit

Event Date: August 27, 2016
Broadcast: Fox, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett

Event Date: September 3, 2016
Broadcast: TBD