Thursday, June 30, 2022

Evans On Jones: I Don't Need Weak, Fake Friends

Rashad Evans continues to talk about his feelings towards his former trainer partner Jon Jones as he was a guest on Pro MMA Radio this week and discussed his departure from Greg Jackson's Camp in New Mexico and his upcoming shot at Jones and the UFC Light Heavyweight title:

“I told Greg (Jackson) no (about Jon Jones joining Jackson's MMA) and Greg went to Phil Nurse and talked to him about it and tried to convince Phil to convince me to let him on the team. (Greg told Chris Luttrell he wanted) Jones because he's the wave of the future.”

“I didn't want (Jones) on the team and I didn't feel comfortable with him on the team. Greg was really hard-headed about it. Greg said we'd never fight and we were brothers. I trusted Greg with my life so I finally said 'to hell with it.'”

“I don't want people to feel sorry for me. It wasn't about him being on the team. What's done is done. The thing that upsets me about Jon is how he threw me under the bus because he said he'd fight me after all that time we said we wouldn't fight each other. It was a snake move and I don't like snake moves. Be a man.”

“(Jon Jones) gets beat in practice. He gets beat up just like anybody else, just like any other fighter. I'd never take away his talent, but when it comes to acting with integrity. It pisses me off beyond belief.”

“Jon is always trying to say the right things and be perceived a certain way. Just keep it real. Now I know what time it is. Now I know that you would fight me. You must have been thinking of this for a long time. You must have been keeping score, taking notes during training for a long time.”

“When you see people's true colors, what more do you need to see? I want real friends. I don't want friends who are only circumstantial. I don't need weak, fake friends.”


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