Jones On Evans | We Were Never Really That Close

February 8, 2012 8:00 am by bjpenn.com staff 20 Comments
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“We were never really that close. We had moments when we would talk about our families and relationships and being a pro athlete and how to stay away from certain things, how to go about certain things, we had those talks. We never got to the point where we were like real brothers. We both kind of knew that we would compete against each other one day. It was what it was and we just tried to handle it the best we could.”

In a recent sit down with Ultimate Insider host, Jon Anik, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones gave his input on the strained relationship between himself and Rashad Evans.

The Jones vs. Evans feud is one of the biggest rivalries in Mixed Martial Arts today. The former training partners and teammates parted ways when Jones revealed to the media that he would fight Rashad in the cage.

From Evans standpoint this was a clear breach of trust, for him he thought the two were close friends and teammates that would not cross the line into opponents. But as Jon explains he never really valued the relationship in that manner.

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