Article

Evans on Jones-Machida: "I fully understand"

"I'm asking for the fans to support me as I rehabilitate my hand, and I promise I will be back fighting very quickly." - Rashad Evans
With today’s announcement of the UFC 140 main event between champion Jon Jones and challenger Lyoto Machida, former champion Rashad Evans will be forced to wait a little longer for his shot at regaining the belt due to a serious injury to his thumb which will not have him ready for the December 10th date.

"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,” said Evans in a statement released on Thursday. “24 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.”

“(UFC President) Dana White and I spoke earlier today, and I fully understand his decision to put Machida against Jones for the title at UFC 140,” continued Evans, who has won three in a row, defeating Thiago Silva, Quinton Jackson, and Ortiz. “Given the rehabilitation time I require for my dislocated thumb, I would not be 100 percent ready by December 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."

Watch Past Fights

미디어

최근
2015년 레이 보그가 크리스 켈레이즈에게 승리를 거둔다. 보그는 UFC 215 대회에서 드미트리우스 존슨에게 도전한다.
2017. 8. 18
UFC 186 대회, 드리트리우스 존슨이 호리구치 쿄지를 상대로 타이틀 방어전에서 승리를 거둔다. 존슨은 UFC 215 대회에서 레이 보그를 상대한다.
2017. 8. 18
플로이드 메이웨더가 8월 17일 전화기자회견을 연다.
2017. 8. 17
10월 7일 UFC 216 대회에서 케빈 리는 라이트급 잠정챔피언 자리를 두고 토니 퍼거슨을 상대한다.
2017. 8. 16