Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/6/11
Early reports on Wednesday suggested Rashad Evans (Pictured) would finally get the opportunity to settle his beef with friend-turned-foe Jon Jones at UFC 140. However, UFC president Dana White quickly killed that chatter after it was discovered Evans’ surgically-repaired right hand wouldn’t allow him to answer the bell in time. Jones is now slated to defend his light heavyweight crown against Lyoto Machida on December 10th. While Evans has been next in line for quite some time, he completely understands that the Octagon show will wait for no man. “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 expressed in a statement released by Authentic Sports 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...
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