Saturday, July 2, 2022

Rashad Evans Talks Jon Jones Situation, Blames Greg Jackson

UFC light heavyweight number one contender Rashad Evans isn't too pleased the way things turned out at his former gym at Greg Jackson's in Albuquerque and talked to Duane Finley at Bloody Elbow about how things went down and what may have crossed things to end the way they did:

“When Jon Jones came to the gym over a year ago Greg Jackson came to me and said, 'listen, what do you feel about having this kid on the team?' I told him straight up that I didn't like it. I told him that the kid was talented and that the sky was the limit with him but that was the type of guy I wanted to fight not train with. Greg came back saying, 'No, no, no this will be just like you and Keith where he will be just like a brother.' I still told him that I didn't want to do that. Then Greg said if that situation ever did arise between Jones and I that he would have to turn the fight down because that's how it works. He would have to turn down the fight with me so that way I wouldn't be put in a position where I looked like a punk. That's how it works in the Greg Jackson system. After a while Greg was so high on this kid coming in and I met Jon Jones and he was a very nice and very sweet kid, so eventually I said f**k it, let' s bring him in. After he got there and I trained with him and tried him out a little bit, something didn't feel right so I moved my camp up to Denver to train at Grudge for awhile. That is where I spent the majority of my time over the past two fights.

Be sure to check out the complete interview for more interesting info from Evans

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