“As far as if Vitor becomes light-heavyweight champ, that’s great, that’s what I would want. The way things work out right now, I don’t know how far I am away from getting a title shot. You never know with the UFC, so I’m just going to keep fighting and competing to be a champion, and whatever breaks free, breaks free. If I get an opportunity at 185 and it’s a serious opportunity, then I’ll take it. If I get a fight, same thing at 205. I’m still pursuing the championship title in any way I can. Any shape, form or fashion. For me, helping him train is not so much about me. I want to help him become champion.”
“I’m glad Vitor made me part of his journey to become champion. People want to always throw ego into it, like ‘Rashad, what are you going to do?’ And this and that. I’m not worried about that, man. My main focus is for Vitor, that’s it. Everything else?It doesn’t even matter right now. I’ll cross whatever bridges I need to cross when I have to cross them. It just makes no sense to worry about things I don’t need to worry about right now.”
“Yes, yes, he has more than a chance. I truly believe it, I truly believe it. Vitor has some of the best hands, the fastest hands and he is very fast and he’s very explosive. You know what I’m saying? So I think Vitor makes it a fight. He goes in there and he makes it a fight.”
“He’s (Jones) a phenomenal fighter. He’s got a lot of craftiness, a lot of poise. Very patient. There are things he got better at since he became champion and since I trained with him. For the most part, he needs to be who he truly is. But, being who he truly is, is not a guy who is disliked. He can actually be a good person, but I think him slipping back and forth between the person who he thinks people want him to be and who he truly is has really messed him up. And he doesn’t know where to come from now. He doesn’t know who to be. So he’s trying to balance out who he should really be. When he first came in, he was trying to be something a little too much of what he really wasn’t.”
“Of course, if he (Jones) ever needed me for anything like that, I’ll be there to talk to him and to help him out if he needs it. And I don’t know everything there is to know about life, either, so I’m sure if there’s something I have a problem in life, I’m sure I can learn from him, too. I think right now, he needs to really sort out some things in his life as far as his management situation and just find some people on his team who’s really going to give a true idea and true perspective of where he’s really coming form because sometimes I think he’s a little bit disillusioned. I think disillusion can cause a lot of harm to you.”
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans tells Ariel Helwani during yesterday’s “The MMA Hour” that while he hopes the best for Jon Jones he is happy to see Vitor Belfort in the Blackzilian ranks and believes Belfort has the tools to bring home the title.