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Fighters make weight for UFC 145

4/20/2012

ATLANTA -- Light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and No. 1 contender Rashad Evans both made weight on Friday for their main event fight at UFC 145.

And maybe all that steam between them isn't completely gone after all.

It had appeared this week the feelings of disdain between the former teammates-turned rivals had grown stale, mostly because of the amount of interviews each have given in the past year discussing their past.

All those feelings apparently have returned with the fight just one day away. The two met in a heated staredown after making weight, revving up the crowd in attendance at Fox Theatre and forcing UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to separate them.

The Atlanta crowd booed Jones more heavily than he likely has experienced in his career. The reaction didn't seem to phase the champ, though, who was accompanied to the stage by brother and Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman, Arthur Jones.

Jones (15-1) came in right at the 205-pound limit; Evans (17-1-1) weighed 204.

All fighters set to compete on Saturday's card made weight with the exception of lightweight John Makdessi, who weighed 158 pounds. He'll forfeit 20 percent of his fight purse to opponent Anthony Njokuani for missing weight by two pounds.

Welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald, 22, came in at 169.5 pounds for his co-main event appearance against Che Mills, who weighed 170 pounds.