To say there’s a little bit of tension between Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Rashad Evans would be like saying the Democrats and Republicans kind of disagree on a few policies.
It was obvious from the moment that Rashad Evans stepped foot in the Octagon on Saturday night following Jon Jones’ victory over Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson that their friendship was long in the past, and now all that stood between the former teammates was a bitter rivalry just waiting to boil over.
Evans has been in line for a guaranteed shot at the winner of the fight for over a month now, and that’s given him plenty of time to think about what he’ll do when he faces Jones in the cage.
“I don’t really got to bring anything more than he’s already seen in training camp,” Evans stated about his time working with Jones in the past. “Cause that was enough then, and I think it will be enough later on. That’s a promise.”
Following his win at UFC 135, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones originally declined to talk any further about Rashad Evans when pressed by media for answers.
Just before the press conference ended however, Jones let his feelings be known on Rashad Evans’ apparently advantages he gained when they used to train together.
“I will say this about Rashad, he does not have my number, he’s not even close to having my number,” Jones said. “Me and Rashad we sparred a few times, and every time we sparred I know what could have happened.”
Evans has pointed to the fact that he was able to best Jones in training on more than one occasion, but Jones disagrees and says he’s living on a single incident that happened one time at fight camp.
“He talks about one day at practice where he held me down, and he lives that day in his head everyday. So, we’ll see,” Jones stated.
It sounds like Jones and Evans are headed for a collision course of epic proportions when they finally do meet in the Octagon with the UFC light heavyweight title on the line.