Evans / Jones Clash | The Team You Built Is Mine Now Says Jones
By George Deutsch:
Ultimate Insider host Jon Anik sat down with the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and heated rival and former training partner Rashad Evans recently, and it didnâ€™t take long for sparks to fly between the two competitors, particularly in regard to Evansâ€™ exit from trainer Greg Jacksonâ€™s New Mexico-based training camp.
Jones: [Greg] spoke so highly of Rashad. He really did everything he could do to keep some type of rapport.
Evans: He did everything? But he didnâ€™t even give me a call and talk to me. Everything? He did everything! But he couldnâ€™t even do the simplest thing. He couldnâ€™t even pick up the phone to say â€śHey, letâ€™s talk about this.â€ť
Jones: On the other hand, you have Rashad who is bashing the program, the historyâ€¦
Evans: The history? I made that history! What are you talking about? I helped make that history. You came into it. Donâ€™t talk about the history when you have no roots in the history. I helped make Greg Jackson. I helped make him the reason why you even wanted to come there and train.
Jones: That team is my team now.
The two men discussed strategies and how both of them training under Jackson has given them insight into each otherâ€™s game plans.
Jones: Iâ€™ll tell you to your face. Rashadâ€™s way of winning this fight is his huge right hand, or trying to get me down round after round. I know the ways that I could lose this fight. Iâ€™m not naĂŻve to my weaknesses. But at the same time, Iâ€™m a wrestler tooâ€¦ And I have way more technique on my feetâ€¦ I know the way I can lose, and Iâ€™m training for that.
Evans: Itâ€™s such a different experience when youâ€™re in there with me. When youâ€™re in there with me, I get you to skip to my Lou. Skip to my Lou! Youâ€™re gonna do exactly what I want you to do, and thatâ€™s just the bottom lineâ€¦ The sooner you come to realize it, the more comfortable youâ€™ll be with the results.
Jones: I feel like Iâ€™m just getting started. Thatâ€™s the thing. And youâ€™re at the end. Because I said so. And Iâ€™m gonna prove that you are. Call that â€ścocky.â€ť
The two rivals will face off at UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans on April 21 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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