Rashad Evans is still a Greg Jackson fighterPosted on March 15, 2011, 10:20 AM by Anton Gurevich
Despite recent rumors, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reports that the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans never left the Greg Jackson's MMA Academy.
Rumors were sparked by no other than Chael Sonnen, who used his Twitter account to update the Mixed Martial Arts community about the surprising turn of events. Then, Rashad Evans added more oil to the fire, saying the following also through his Twitter: “Trained 4 the first time since the injury.. I felt good! I trained with Yuri Villefort, & JZ Calavante @ Imperial! Good times!”
But today, Helwani spoke to Rashad Evans's manager, Glenn Robinson of Authentic Sports Management, who dispelled the rumors by saying that Rashad Evans hasn't decided yet about what to do with his training.
One of the main reasons behind Evans's possible departure could be the idea of fighting the fellow team member Jon Jones, who will face Mauricio "Shogun" Rua for the UFC Light Heavyweight title at UFC 128 this weekend. According to Robinson, the pair will definitely not train together if UFC announce the match-up, while the allied Grudge Training Center is also not an option for Rashad Evans.
"Suga" was forced to pull out of UFC 128 due to a knee injury, with the UFC immediately offering the title shot to Jon Jones following his victory over Ryan Bader at UFC 126. Evans will complete a year out of action on May 29th. In his last fight, Evans defeated the arch nemesis Rampage Jackson at the main event of UFC 114.