Jones and Evans in heated verbal confrontation on UFC Ultimate Insider

by Jon Anik | source: FuelTV

Jones began by responding to a question regarding whether or not he seriously thought he'd ever fight Evans when he first started training with him at Jackson's MMA:

"No. You know, I knew we were both top guys, and I knew it was kind of a possibility, but I really set it aside. I really ignored it. I was really honored to be a part of the program."

That was how things started; innocent enough. But the rivalry became a reality when Jones won the belt, by defeating Maurico Rua at UFC 128 in Newark, New Jersey, on March 19, 2011. It set the stage for a match up against his stablemate, causing Evans to pack up his things and leave Jackson's MMA.

According to Jones, the drama was avoidable:

"Greg, he said, basically, Rashad is always welcome back. You know, Rashad will always be like a brother to me. You know, he spoke so highly of Rashad. On numerous occasions, he really did everything he could to keep some type of rapport. On the other hand, you have Rashad, who's bashing the program and the history --"

It was here that Evans' fangs came out. In his mind, a correction was in order:

"--The history? I made that history! What are you talking about? I'm the one who helped make that history! You're the one who came into it. You came into it! Don't talk about the history, when you have no roots in the history! Don't talk about -- I helped make Greg Jackson! I helped make him the reason why you even wanted to come there and train. So, don't talk to me about the history of the team, bro! Don't talk to me about the history of the program because, motherf*cker, I made that program!"

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kanodogg2 site profile image  

4/16/12 7:21 AM by kanodogg2

Yeah but shogun and wand never even once considered that they'd fight each other, nor did they ever mention that idea in public

sureshock site profile image  

4/16/12 4:17 AM by sureshock

where is part 2?

tomp6581 site profile image  

4/16/12 2:57 AM by tomp6581

Great point

Jaguarrior1975 site profile image  

4/16/12 1:10 AM by Jaguarrior1975

Jones is a very good fighter but he really comes off as very false.

wasssp site profile image  

4/15/12 11:29 PM by wasssp

Correction: "the kids who has nothing to offer"

Phisher site profile image  

4/13/12 10:41 AM by Phisher

Wasn't your original response specifically about whether or not Jones was some kind of team "leader" at Jackson's?

UGCTT_Zaph site profile image  

4/13/12 9:27 AM by UGCTT_Zaph

I don't know about a leader, but I do know they mobilize half the team whenever GSP has a fight coming up.

CesarGracieJewJitsu site profile image  

4/13/12 9:20 AM by CesarGracieJewJitsu

 you know ?

mmaelite177 site profile image  

4/13/12 8:23 AM by mmaelite177

Condit was at Jackson's for a long time, but then he left and then came back. Same thing happened with Diego when GSP started training at Jackson's. Diego was pissed that Greg would bring someone in to the camp when Diego was near the top of that weightclass.

Radio Raheem site profile image  

4/13/12 8:14 AM by Radio Raheem

Fucking LOL at "the kids who have nothing to offer"