Jon Jones insists the "jealous snake" Rashad Evans never was his friendPosted on August 8, 2011, 05:27 PM by Joey Santosus
"Sometimes I feel like apologizing for whatever I did to him to make him hate me so much. He says I betray him, nonsense. I clearly said I would HATE to have to fight my teammate and the ONLY way it could ever possibly happen is if Dana (White) would fire me over it. He used that to start calling me Judas and a @JacksonsMMA traitor. He was looking for an excuse to bring out his envy after I won the belt. He was never my friend, he's a jealous snake. - For more visit @Jonnybones
Though many were impressed with what appeared to be a new and improved Rashad Evans at UFC 133, Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones wasn't one of them. In fact, Jones took to his Twitter account following the bout and referred to his former friend and training partner's victory over Tito Ortiz as the "same stuff."
Of course, the Tweet didn't take long to draw a response from Evans, who, after being informed of Jones' remarks at the event's post-fight press conference, admitted he'd prefer to be the first to beat the "cocky" champ and said he'd "love to teach him a lesson."
The victory over Ortiz solidified Evans' place as number-one contender, but in order for the match-up to materialize, "Bones" must first pass another test in the form of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 135. If Jones is, indeed, successful in his first title defense, the two rivals will likely square off during the first quarter of 2012. So what's the word LowKick'ers? Will Evans get his opportunity to school Jonny Bones? Or will Jones flunk out against Rampage in Denver?
Further Reading: Evans proves he's one of the P4P best, but is it enough to beat Jon Jones?
Photo: UFC fighter Jon Jones before his fight against Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC-Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko at the San Diego Sports Arena on August 1, 2010, in San Diego, California. Francis Specker