Of course, Evans has been in this situation before just with different fighters. But injuries and such on both sides have delayed Evans' title shot. Still, he knows both Jones and Jackson well.
Evans trained with Jones at Greg Jackson's camp in New Mexico, and he coached against Jackson on "The Ultimate Fighter" and later beat him by unanimous decision. Here's what he had to say about the UFC 135 main event:
“Rampage can win if he hurts Jones early. Jones is mentally breakable, but if he gets confident he can pick Rampage apart. I wouldn't be sad to see Rampage win, at least he's real, but I have something to prove to Jones, while I always beat Rampage.”