(Great, like we need another reason to hate this guy. IT’S RUDE TO POINT, JON.)
The March 24th UFC 145 card in Montreal still lacks a main event — but if the timing works out, a light-heavyweight superfight could take the headlining spot. As we already know, Jon Jones has decided to scrap his vacation and start fighting again ASAP. Here’s UFC president Dana White speaking on the subject to ESPN 1100:
“[Jones] called up four days ago and said ‘okay, let’s go I’m done with vacation.’ He said he wanted to take all this time off and then they were calling me four days ago saying he wants to fight as soon as possible. He’s ready to go…What could end up happening is Dan Henderson fights Jon Jones first, and then it would be close to the time that Rashad (Evans) fights. Or we see how things go with Rashad and Rashad fights him first.”
Rashad Evans‘s UFC on FOX 2 headlining match against Phil Davis — which has already been promoted as a #1 contender bout — goes down on January 28th, which means that the winner probably wouldn’t be ready to challenge for the light-heavyweight title until April. If Jones insists on fighting sooner, a meeting with Hendo at UFC 145 in March seems like the most logical situation. Henderson has won his last four fights, including his Fight of the Year unanimous decision against Mauricio Rua at UFC 139, and his first-round TKO of Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce.
And since Rashad Evans is eternally cursed, here’s what we think will happen: Jon Jones fights Henderson at UFC 145 and beats him, but gets injured in the process, and once again, Evans loses the opportunity to face his nemesis for the title. As usual, Evans will publicly blast Jones for ducking him. To stay active, Evans will accept a fight against Shogun or a rematch with Lyoto Machida. He will lose, and get bumped down the ladder, Jon Fitch-style. Sound about right?