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Quick Quote of the Day: Jon Jones Breaks the Gym Code, Talks Sparring With Rashad

If you’ve ever trained in an MMA gym, you know that, much like Fight Club, the first rule of rolling and sparring, is you don’t talk about rolling and sparring.┬áTalking to people outside of your gym about how you tapped out or knocked out a sparring partner in practice is considered bad etiquette and in some cases, it could get your ass beat.

In a recent interview with ESPN’s Josh Gross, UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones touched on the taboo subject of who handled whom when he and former training partner Rashad Evans rolled and sparred at Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque.

“We fought each other in practice. A finish has been possible several times and it has always been me finishing him. I never did it out of respect that he was the elder of the school. It’s against protocol in a way. Some people would do it but I believe in tradition.┬áHe has a lot to study. I have a lot to study, but I get to study more in-depth. He gets to study and gets a headache.”

Rashad’s Mama speaking from her kitchen in Niagara Falls was quoted as saying, “Oh no he didn’t!”

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realfighterfan- April 18, 2011 at 12:36 am
Who cares if Jones talked about handling Rashad in sparring. Come on people they don't even train together anymore. Nobody seems to think it was a big deal that Chuck Liddel use to tell every reporter and anyone in general how he use to get the best of Tito in sparring when they were friends.

Sounds to me like Rashads just alittle butt hurt because he basically got run out of Jacksons for obvious reasons and that is he was no longer the best fighter there anymore and Greg jackson sold him out for the new UFC LHW Champion Jon "bones Jones. (AND THEY DON"T LIKE RASHADS COCKY ASS ATTITUDE)

Rashad doesn't have a prayer of a chance against Jones. Rashad may as well retire because he will not even be considered top 10 after this fight with Jones. UFC LHW division has evolved and passed rashad by while he sat around for a year (BECAUSE HE WAS AFRAID TO FIGHT)
Eyes red as Fedor- April 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm
Lopez wins it.
DangadaDang- April 16, 2011 at 11:04 am
Lopez for quote of the day
andersonsyourmom- April 16, 2011 at 10:11 am
rat heads get nuttin but cheese yall.
Tardjitsu- April 16, 2011 at 9:35 am
"I believe in tradition, but I'll talk behind a man's back like some kind of faggot bitch."
Daley- April 16, 2011 at 7:42 am
Wow I've never been a JJ fan but in the run up to the Shogun fight and just after everyone seemed to be fighting to suck this guys dick. With his behaviour and comments its took him barely a month to be one of the most hated fighters in MMA if all the various comments, from numerous websites, are anything to go by.
CanadianGreaser- April 16, 2011 at 7:02 am
Jon Jones' a narcissistic and hypocritical faggot.
newotnek- April 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm
@danomite I would bet Nick Diaz would say it, but it is funny you would call out Nick from behind your monitor.
BaghdadBob- April 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm
"Some people would do it but I believe in tradition."

Jon Jones, you're both an idiot and an asshole.
dranokills- April 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm
yawn: breaking news: John Jones is a douchasarous rex (no kin to R13 of course):Yawn
nothing new, nothing has changed.
Jawbreaker_46- April 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm
The guy is awesome to watch, but he keeps breaking unwritten rules. I'm starting to pull for Rashad
JDubba42047- April 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm
Anyone else wanna see Jones get KO'd besides me?
pinkyslayer- April 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm
also get this spam off of here before i smash my computer.
pinkyslayer- April 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm
i don't see why it would be considered bad etiquette if they're not training at the same camp anymore...they hate each other now, why wouldn't jones talk shit?
sendy2- April 15, 2011 at 6:49 pm good shopping web
RwilsonR- April 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm
Would anyone be surprised if Gross made this up?
Lopes- April 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm
We talkin' 'bout practice, not a game, practice.
Uppercut Magnet- April 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm
All these brothas fightin' over corn bread as if Massah White ain't got more then enough for them.
mustache revival- April 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Who cares! Now I'm going to go make out with my morbidly obese recluse girlfriend.
Tuggernuts- April 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm
jon jones is seriously a tool
jfjjfjff- April 15, 2011 at 2:56 pm
inb4 karma gets butthurt about how this is a serious offense and he is outraged that jj would do something like this.
beef_kurtains- April 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm
Imagine Jones' search for a camp after the first loss. Good luck with that one...
Fedor Penn- April 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm
This snitch is running his mouth again.
Clyde- April 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm
Please Smitty, I can handle the truh easier than Bones did.

I just hope he doesn't get too cocky and think beating Rashad will be easy. That being said, he may just make it look that way.
hooligun- April 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm
is anybody in the least bit surprised by this?