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Rashad Evans' take on UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans speaks

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans speaks during the UFC 133 pre-fight press conference in Philadelphia. (Aug. 4, 2011) Credit: AP

Rashad Evans awaits the winner of Saturday night's UFC 135 main event between Jon Jones and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

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.”

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