Though he may have in the beginning, these days UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones doesn’t respect Rashad Evans. Jones and Evans have been on a long, winding road to the Philips Arena where they will meet in a week at UFC 145, going back-and-forth in heated interviews. Neither one seems to have positive feelings towards the other and that’s especially evident on the side of “Bones.”
“The difference between me and Rashad is Rashad is not a martial artist by any means,” said Jones, in a recent interview with Sportsnet.ca. “I think it’s funny when he does commercials in a meditation scene – he’s sitting there pretending to meditate. He doesn’t meditate. He’s a guy who grabs his crotch at people. He was actually talking while Lyoto Machida knocked him out. That’s not a martial artist to me. I don’t respect that guy.”
Jones worked with Evans at Greg Jackson’s gym in New Mexico, but when Jones won the UFC light heavyweight title and agreed to face Evans, “Suga” left the camp. The two have been bitter enemies ever since, including an altercation between them in a Las Vegas club and several exchanges through media.
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