Jon Jones: “Rashad does not have a chin, trust me.”

UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones may be defending his title against Lyoto Machida this weekend at UFC 140 but “Bones” appears to still have rival (and former teammate) Rashad Evans on his mind.

Evans, who faces 9-0 grappler Phil Davis at UFC on FOX 2 in late January, first butted heads with Jones after the 24-year old sensation implied he would be open to a bout between the two while still active members of Greg Jackson’s group in New Mexico. The two have exchanged words a number of times since though things have cooled down as of late, at least until now.

“Rashad doesn’t have a chin. Rashad does not have a chin, trust me,” Jones candidly explained in a recent conversation with The MMA Hour.

Evans has only been stopped with strikes a single time in his eighteen-fight career albeit in devastating, “stanky leg” fashion against Lyoto Machida at UFC 98.

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Though Jones stopped short of saying Davis would defeat Evans let alone knock him out he did mention the bout could be extremely competitive as long as “Mr. Wonderful” trusts in his own abilities rather than succumbs to the pressure of fighting someone with Evans’ reputation as a 16-1-1 former champion.