Rashad Evans: Anderson Silva Would Defeat Jon Jones If They Fought

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans did an hour-long Q&A session before UFC 138, and while most of it was not really newsworthy, one comment definitely was. Rashad was asked who he thought would win if current UFC light heavyweight champion (and Rashad's biggest rival) Jon Jones faced off with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Who he picked isn't really surprising, but his reasoning behind it is (transcription by MMA Mania):

"Honestly, I think... I would say Anderson would win. I think he would catch Jon standing up because I think Jon does a lot of crazy stuff but, fundamentally, sometimes he does it just to do it. But I think Anderson has a reason, like Anderson, fundamentally and technically, is better in that respect and I think he would catch (Jones) doing something stupid. If the fight was to go a little bit longer and Jon used his wrestling then I think the fight may go to Jon. But for the most part, early on in the fight, Anderson would catch Jon trying to do something crazy."

He does leave it open to Bones winning with his wrestling at least, but that's a pretty one-sided answer. Rashad, of course, was expected to face Jones in his next title defense but a hand injury kept him out of the bout for now. Instead, Lyoto Machida will face Jones at UFC 140.

You can catch the whole Q&A after the jump, which is pretty entertaining at times.

Video HT: Bobby Cavian

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