Bones is a terror, I just dont get why they couldnt wait a few months?
Its not like they announced 140 & it went on sale
Rashad must be pissed
Now Jones might get injured in the Machida fight & have a layoff & Rashad will have to fight again & risk his shot
"After my last fight against Tito Ortiz, I dislocated my right thumb, which required it to be set back in place and held with pins," Evans said in a statement today released by his management. "Twenty-four hours ago, my physician removed the pins. At that time, I learned that it would require another three weeks of rehabilitation before engaging in any exercise or training that would require the use of my hand.
"Dana White and I spoke earlier today, and I fully understand his decision to put Machida against Jones for the title at UFC 140. Given the rehabilitation time I require for my dislocated thumb, I would not be 100 percent ready by Dec. 10. The UFC has to keep making fights that entertain the fans. I would have done the same thing as Dana in his position. I'm asking for the fans to support me as I rehabilitate my hand, and I promise I will be back fighting very quickly."
What happened was, he couldn't fight Rashad bec he elected for surgery which would put him out until 2012 & once Rashad had another fight signed Jones said he would go without surgery & was ready in Sept
He really is. About a week ago he was talking crap about Jones "faking" an injury so he wouldn't fight him, yet Jones will fight in Dec and Rashad is the injured one. If were to use his logic, Rashad is ducking Jones.
But they did. In fact, the UFC doctors were the reason why Jones said he needed surgery. Once this was out, Evans decided to fight Davis (who was later replaced by Tito) instead. The week of the surgery Jones decided to get one last opinion and found out that surgery wasn't required. That's when the UFC schedule Jones vs Rampage.
So while everyone gets on Jones for faking an injury and blah blah, it was the UFC doctors who messed up. For some reason fans like to ignore that fact.
Even if Machida pulls off the HUGE upset (;0) they can still do Rashad & Jones on TUF
I can see Rashad telling Dana he needs another 2 months to heel & Dana saying he wants Jones in Dec but will give Rashad the TUF spot & x amt of $$$ to not bitch
I don't think they are faking anything, just Dana appeasing Rashad possibly