Even though UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has come out to say he’ll be rooting for Rashad Evans against Phil Davis when the two face off in the main event at UFC on FOX 2, that doesn’t mean he believes his former teammate is actually a lock to come away with the win. Jones sounded off on the match-up last Friday night while attending UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller where he expressed some uncertainty in terms of how he sees things playing out this weekend.
“I don’t know,” said Jones when asked to make a pick as part of Dana White’s latest video blog. “I could see Phil Davis winning by knockout. I mean, really, Rashad’s chin sucks.”
“I could see Rashad winning by, you know, taking him down…try to lay on him,” Jones continued. “It’s gonna be a great fight. I’m sure Phil Davis has gotten a lot better since his last appearance and Rashad’s showing some changes in his game, so I don’t know.”
In the end Jones again expressed his desire to see Evans win in order for the two of them to finally fight and settle their personal differences. Tune in this Saturday night on FOX to find out if he’ll get his wish.
Check out Jones’ prediction as well as a ton of backstage footage at UFC on FX in the video below: