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Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans Not Happening at UFC 140

A grudge match between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former teammate Rashad Evans is unlikely to take place until 2012 after UFC President Dana White denied reports on Wednesday that the fight was in the works for UFC 140 in December while Evans continues to recover from hand surgery following his August win over Tito Ortiz.

Jones (14-1) defended his title for the first time with a fourth-round submission of former champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135 on Sept. 24 and Evans joined him in the Octagon to be announced as his next challenger, but the UFC is waiting for Evans to recover before setting a date for their matchup.

White said at Wednesday’s UFC 136 press conference that the main event is not yet set for UFC 140, with the card already featuring Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

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