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Rashad Evans Admits Sending ‘White Boy’ Text, Points Out That Some of His Best Friends Are White

(Rashad Evans: Friend to the white man.)

Look, we’ll be the first to admit that this business about Rashad Evans calling Jon Jones a fake ass white boy via text message is pretty damn silly. The only reason we felt the photo was worth posting on this site is because Evans originally denied sending it. Do I think the “white boy” line should be characterized as “racist,” or as an insult to white people? No, not at all — although the tradition of one black fighter questioning a rival’s blackness is one of the oldest tricks in combat sports, and it’s slightly disappointing that Rashad stooped to that level.

Now that the photo has spread around the Internet, Evans was forced to admit its authenticity, which he did on the latest episode of MMA Weekly radio. Evans offered an apology to anybody who he might have offended, but also used the situation as an opportunity to question Jones’s maturity. The quotes (which start around the 1:23:00 mark of the show) are below:

Yeah I did say it to him, but he also said a lot of things to me that — I didn’t want to put his texts out there. We were arguing, I said a lot of things, he did, back and forth, but…I did call him a fake-ass white boy. I did. But I don’t think being a white boy is anything bad; if people took offense of being a white boy, then they must not think [audio unclear] about being white. It’s an insult to him, because of course he’s not white, so you can see where the insult comes in. That’s the extent to the insult right there. It’s not anything against white people…he’s black, and I called him white. So therefore, as any normal black person, that would infuriate him, which it did. And it showed that it made him mad because he posted it on the Internet.

First of all, what kind of move is that, anyway? That’s like high school — not even high school, that’s like grade school. ‘Look what Rashad said to me, look everyone, look, can you believe he said this to me?’ Like, seriously dude…what am I gonna do, tell my mom because Jon Jones said that he would destroy me and said a bunch of mean things to me, I’m gonna call my mother up? How old — I mean, what’s the mindset here? If I offended anybody for calling Jon Jones a fake-ass white boy, I deeply do apologize, but I don’t have a problem with white people. Some of my best friends are white…it was an insult, and I called him white because, to be a black person and be called something that you’re not is very offensive.”

Like I said, I’m willing to give Rashad the benefit of the doubt here; nobody should be getting worked up over this. But it’s a little disingenuous for Evans to say that he was just trying to offend Jones by calling him something that he’s not. (As if calling him a “postal worker” or a “turtle” would have the same infuriating effect on Jones.) Because that’s bullshit, obviously. The reality is, “white boy” has certain connotations when lobbed from one African American to another. Rashad could have called Jon Jones anything in the world, and he went with “white boy.” Did he mean that Jones was weak? A punk? A geek? A snitch? Because he definitely meant something.

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Eyes red as Fedor- May 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm
I never liked Rashad until Jon Jones came around and put everything in perspective.
FrontKick Dentist- May 24, 2011 at 5:13 am
My black dog pissed on the rug and I said "good job White Boy" and he looked at me like I had ripped his heart out.
eviltwin- May 24, 2011 at 4:26 am
I didn't call Jon Jones a white boy come on I got a little more sense than that...yeah I remember grinding my feet in Jon Jones' couch.
eviltwin- May 24, 2011 at 4:24 am
Both of these clowns are looking dumber and dumber everyday. They deserve each other. I assume Rashad will be especially pissed at my comment because in actuality he isn't really a clown. Stay classy, Rashad...oops. I did it again.
Heltsley89- May 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm
The "A lot of my friends are white" line just makes this worse. I have many black friends and i would never use there friendship as free pass for a racist comment.
A simple apology would have been the best route to take.
I'm not perfect so im judging him as a person, but just giving my opinion on his actions. I just think people who are looked up too by so many people should take advantage of the influence they have and set an example.
I'm not trying over-sell this as an terrible thing, i just wish the people with influence would you it for positive.
And the double standard argument, tho i understand what your trying to say, is missing the point. Racism and bigotry of any sort gets under my skin, any thing from race, sexual preference, religious views, and so on is a problem.
Tho this is very low on the scale, its brought on an unneeded racial argument to the table.
And yes racism and bigotry will never come to a halt, but why and fuel to the fire?
moomessa- May 23, 2011 at 9:38 pm
Fixed this for you guys:

'Do I think the “white boy” line should be characterized as “racist,” or as an insult to white people? No, not at all — although the tradition of one black fighter questioning a rival’s blackness is one of the oldest tricks in combat sports, and it’s slightly disappointing that Rashad shooped to that level.'
Bob Villa- May 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm
All this time, I thought he was payin him a compliment.
CungwantsCookies- May 23, 2011 at 8:32 pm
hangings, by definition, do not require a rifle. incest and moonshine optional!
just some dong- May 23, 2011 at 7:41 pm
Cletus, get the rifle out. There gonna be a hangin' tonight!
CungwantsCookies- May 23, 2011 at 7:37 pm
sorry im late to the party but i just got back from memphis. as another poster pointed out, acting like there is no racism in socal is one of the most flat out hilarious things ive heard in weeks. i stayed in LA county for 4 and a half years and met some of the most scandalous over the line full on racist fuckin fucks there that ive ever met in my life...and i grew up (and still live in) in the south. whites hate the mexicans hate the blacks hate the koreans, and EVERYONE hates the armenians out there.
brownjhole- May 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm
brownjhole- May 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Rashad is a fake ass black man...
RSparrow- May 23, 2011 at 4:12 pm
@Djp jizzonline is better
@Guapo That dude wasn't a fan of elmer fudd growing up. "fake wap wiggas"
El Guapo- May 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm
WhatEVER you do, don't call him a "wigger". That shit will get real in a hurry..
djp1988- May 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm
Dear Rashad and Bones,

If I wanted to see this many sore vaginas, I'd be on Redtube.

RSparrow- May 23, 2011 at 3:30 pm
It should be a rule that 2 fighters that are about to fight each other, have the right to say any insult they can possibly imagine without getting any shit for it. These aren't politicians, and it's great for pre-fight hype. Every one needs to calm down, who gives a shit, let the mother fuckers roll with the punches. All this twitter bullshit, and censorship, give me a break. These guys fight for a living, it's an emotional sport, the world is turning into a bunch of sensitive vaginas. For christ sake, we're fight fans. Let the mother fuckers fight verbally outside, and physically inside the cage.
Nut Puncher 9000- May 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm
Im pretty sure neither one of them is "African American". They are Black. Edit that shit from now on...its offensive.
intercept440- May 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm
try as we will racismn will never go away one way or the other is waxes and wanes like everything else
intercept440- May 23, 2011 at 3:17 pm
fuck double standards. it was designed to piss him off and it did. chalk one up for rashad, he called a black dude a white boy and the other black dude got mad.. its no different than me calling another white guy a nigger... if i didnt want to piss him off i wouldnt call him that. fuck political correctenss .. thats about 70% worng with this country, is everyone has something to get up all in your ass about if they perceive you say something that might offend someone...newsflash!!! if i call someone a nigger or a faggot or a jew or a beaner ...regardless of there actual race i probably did it to piss them off..... in which case most times mission accomplished.. doenst mean rashad is a racist... but i must say most of the black guys i know (about 6 of them, 5 of them are antiwhite) i would say those numbers are proabaly equally distributed for all races
ytrebil- May 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm
"he’s black, and I called him white. So therefore, as any normal black person, that would infuriate him, which it did. And it showed that it made him mad"

The double standards on racism in this day and age is a fucking joke.
The_Dead_Cow- May 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm
O Chan- May 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm
Where are all the white women at??????
twoleftfeet- May 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm
that's hilarious that some of you say nothing offensive here then bitch about the double standard. yes its a double standard. so what. if you don't understand this please go read about slavery and Jim crow etc.
Lesnars_tiny_pecker_says- May 23, 2011 at 2:16 pm
Funny as hell that caption, reminds me of "the outlaw Josie wells" when Clint tells the indian "sounds like you and me can't trust the white man"
I don't trust white people and I am one of them. Polotics is dominated by honky mutha fuggas
in closing I would just like to say
everybody wanna be a nigga, but nobody wanna be a nigga
intercept440- May 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm
and i dont think rashad said anything wrong btw...just like when i call him a nigger he shouldnt get mad at me...