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[VIDEO] Jon Jones and Rashad Evans Trade Insults on ‘Ultimate Insider’


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Thank Science, the UFC’s six week drought is finally coming to an end. After Alexander Gustafsson and Thiago Silva throw down at this weekend’s UFC on FUEL event in Sweden, Rashad Evans will finally get the chance to slay the metaphorical white whale, that has long alluded him when he takes on former friend/current foe Jon Jones at UFC 145. These two have been going at it for what seems like years now, and when the pair sat down alongside Jon Anik on a recent episode of Ultimate Insider, things got heated rather quickly.

It all started (at least this time) when Anik brought up Greg Jackson, who will in fact be cornering Jones against Evans come April 21st. Ever since Evans departed from Team Jackson, let’s just say that he and Greg haven’t been on the best of terms. Or even speaking terms, for that matter. Jones, however, feels that the rift between them is mainly due to Evans constant bashing of the very camp he helped build. Here’s what he began to say:

Greg, he said, basically, Rashad is always welcome back. You know, Rashad will always be like a brother to me. You know, he spoke so highly of Rashad. On numerous occasions, he really did everything he could to keep some type of rapport.

Evans quickly chimed in, “He did everything, but he didn’t even give me a call and talk to me. He did everything but couldn’t do the simplest thing.”

Jones brushed off the remark, stating, “On the other hand, you have Rashad, who’s bashing the program and the history -”

It was at this point that Rashad all but flew off the handle, claiming that he was Team Jackson’s history, and that Jones was basically just riding on his coattails. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Anik tried to remain calm while cautiously scanning the Ultimate Insider studio for someone big enough to separate these two if need be, because it sure as shit wasn’t going to be him.

“The history?!” Evans interrupted:

I made that history! What are you talking about? I’m the one who helped make that history! You’re the one who came into it. You came into it! Don’t talk about the history, when you have no roots in the history! Don’t talk about — I helped make Greg Jackson! I helped make him the reason why you even wanted to come there and train. So, don’t talk to me about the history of the team, bro! Don’t talk to me about the history of the program because, motherf*cker, I made that program.

Jones kept his cool, firing back that “There’s more to Jackson’s than the four or five or six UFC fighters that’s on the program. It’s the kids who aren’t in the UFC.”

We gotta say, this is perhaps the most fluent and composed we have seen Jones in an interview scenario. Sure, it sounded a little weird when he declared that all of the non-UFC fighters in Team Jackson “loved him” and that “it was his team now,” but he managed to turn nearly all of Evans’ words against him like a seasoned trash-talker.

Take the following verbal exchange for instance, which came after Evans claimed he “already knew” what Team Jackson was going to tell Jones to do in the cage. When Jones replied that the only weapons Evans possessed were his right hand and his wrestling, Evans thought he had the end all response, but was instantly shut down:

Evans – “Jon, you just showed me why exactly you’re going to lose.”
Jones – “Why’s that?”
Evans- “‘Cause you think you know.”
Jones – “And you think you know. You just said that. Yo, you’re weird, bro.”

Point – Jones

The fact is, no matter what Evans claims to have in his arsenal that he hasn’t displayed in some 14 UFC fights, it is undoubtedly true that Jones brings more diversity to the table than he does. And for Evans to state that he knows what someone as inventive as Jones is going to do seems a little ludicrous, especially when Jones was spot on in his analysis of Evans.

To be fair, Evans made some great points when it came to the somewhat questionable loyalty of Greg Jackson’s gym, using Carlos Condit as a prime example:

 That’s why I feel so disrespected. It’s like, ‘So, now Greg, you’re gonna go against me? You’re gonna go against me, right? You gonna go against Georges St. Pierre? Oh, okay. You gonna bring in Carlos Condit? He helped make you too. So where does your loyalty lie?’ So, if you’re gonna go against the people that helped make you, and I was somebody like in Jon’s position, I’d be like, ‘Man, if he’ll go against some people that were with him, to help him get his notoriety, to help him get where he is, then damn, what would he do to me?’

Point – Evans.

We haven’t been treated to a grudge match this intense in quite some time, so if you’re not planning on ordering, stealing, or watching UFC 145 from your neighbor’s apartment via a pair of binoculars, it’s safe to say that you’ll be missing out. We haven’t prodded you on this particular match for at least a week, so who you got for this one?

-J. Jones

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jozseffrd- April 14, 2012 at 7:30 am
It's going to be a close fight and I think a lot of ppl underestimating Evans.I still think Jones will win but I also think that Rashad will give him the toughest fight of Jon's carrier.I do like both of these guys You have to respect their Athleticism and talent!!!
errandboy- April 13, 2012 at 5:54 am
Styles make fights and Rashad could just have JJ number in this one.
hipopoto- April 13, 2012 at 12:35 am
what is it with the JJ hate.. is it an american thing does hE " rubs the americans in the wrong way".., srsly i mean i dont find anything particulary offensive about hes persona, can someone xplain
holeeball- April 13, 2012 at 1:54 am
There's just too much. He certainly has the skills to back his shit up and to make some fans along the way but there will be fire in the sky the night he is humbled.
ChucksChin- April 12, 2012 at 8:42 pm
Jon Jones has a weird voice
ripyourfuckingheadoff- April 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm
I like Jones' skills in the cage, but somehow he turned me into a Rashad fan in this fight.
karl5974- April 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm
poop..
IronClad- April 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Jones is detestable, obviously. I seriously hope Rashad smashes Jones. Then we can get a side by side, simultaneous facial reaction of Greg Jackson and DW as their poster boy goes down of Jackson MMA and UFC goes down in flames. It would also be nice since its obvious that DW doesnt like Rashad thus adding insult to injury. Honestly though...Rashad will get eatin alive which really sucks.
NinjaVanish- April 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm
This new log in system sucks ass.

That being said, 6:25, the reason I will never, ever want Jon Jones to win. I can't wait for him to get fucked up and watch him cry.
lordtrick- April 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm
This is shaping up to be like Anakin vs obi-wan. the cocky padwan vs the old master. Anakin got served the last time this shit went down.
The12ozCurls- April 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm
NEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRDS!!!!!!!!!!!
dranokills- April 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm
All I really want is for Jones to get something broke, or a bad cut. I want to see this peckerhead have to face some fear. And when it is all over, no matter who wins, I don't want any bro hugs, putting the rivalry to bed, I want hatred, and anger and attitude. If someone gets knocked out I want the person who did the knocking to spit on the downed opponent, I don't care who it is. I want classless behavior and stupidity, cause THAT is what the fanbase comes to expect. Anyone who would be a fan of either of these 2 asshats, or someone like Brock Lesner deserve that kinda fight. Let's has a classless Diaz-like fight. fuck yeah!
towelie- April 12, 2012 at 11:46 am
FUCK HIM UP RASHAD!!
holeeball- April 12, 2012 at 11:14 am
This login system is not very good.

Rashad's only chance is to clock JJ with right hand - good luck with that given the arm and leg extensions JJ got. He can try to close distance but before he'll have to pay dearly for each attempt so best if he gets it 1st try - good luck with that too.
So it seems JJ will reign supreme. What a bummer.
holeeball- April 12, 2012 at 11:07 am
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El Guapo- April 12, 2012 at 11:04 am
Not quite "what came first, the chicken or the egg?" deep, but is it still considered black on black crime if Shooga 'Shad thinks Bones is a whte boy?
knucklesamitch- April 12, 2012 at 10:42 am
Jones ... Rashad might be able to put hands on him, but Bones is just too dynamic and will get the W.
RearNakedSpoon- April 12, 2012 at 10:28 am
Greg Jackson: "MMA fights are won or lost before the fighters ever step into the octagon."
If Rashad wins it proves Jackson's comment correct because he's completely on top of Jones mentally.
I expect Jones to big a bit stiff in the first round at least.
amsterdamheavy- April 12, 2012 at 10:22 am
Hoping for Rashad, expecting Jones
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- April 12, 2012 at 10:14 am
Jon Jones is not a white whale, he's a black man....also, I don't know what metaphorical means
amsterdamheavy- April 12, 2012 at 10:21 am
Read Moby Dick ffs
KJonesBeatdown- April 12, 2012 at 10:00 am
I think Jones looked more uncomfortable than Rashad. Just seemed like the things that were being said was getting to Jon way more than it was Rashad. Anybody else notice where Jones says "Now I'm probably just as strong as you."? That came off kind of weird to me. I think Rashad sounds more confident and means it. That being said Jones is a lot to handle but I'm picking Rashad to get the upset
Master_Betty- April 12, 2012 at 9:59 am
My mind says Jones, but I'll be rooting for Rashad. It will make things MUCH more interesting over the next year if Rashad becomes champ and Jones has to question himself a bit.
The12ozCurls- April 12, 2012 at 9:41 am
With no disrespect to Machida, Shogun & Rampage, I think that is going to be the first time that Bones is facing a full-fleged athlete. I am not saying Suga is gonna win, but I believe that Rashad poses a serious threat to Bones. Rashad has great wrestling, big right hand power, quicks and he has a big chip on his shoulder. That being said, if Bones curb-stomps Rashad easily, Suga needs to cut down to 185 and try his hand in that weight class. Shit, if Jones absolutely kills Rashad - all 205'ers not named Dan Henderson need to either go up to HW or drop to MW.
Fletch the V Stretch- April 12, 2012 at 10:16 am
I would have to agree with you 100%. I think Rashad is a better wrestlet than Jon, stronger, faster, and is the first major threat that is a elite athlete. Also, I think Rashad is fighting for more than Jones is. Rashad wants to 1. send Greg Jackson a big FUCK YOU by smashing the guy Jackson fucked him over for. 2. beat Jones and give the kid a much needed dose of humble pie. and 3. win another title. I believe that is the exact order of importance. I hope he KO's him like Hendo did Bisping, really give the guy some humility and have to take the embarrassment of hyping himself so much only to get woken up staring at lights.
RwilsonR- April 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm
Rashad is a better wrestler? What the fuck? What in either of their amateur wrestling and/or MMA careers would lead you to that conclusion?
Rashad is worse than Jones in every aspect of the game except punching power.
That being said, Rashad looked better than I have ever seen him in his career in his last fight, and for pretty much the first time in his career he was able to strictly stick to a smart gameplan. That makes me think he has a chance.
But better wrestler... not even close.
Fletch the V Stretch- April 13, 2012 at 7:25 am
UM maybe because Rashad wrestled at you know a D1 college and jones wrestled at a you know community college.
The12ozCurls- April 12, 2012 at 11:05 am
You are only saying that because Jones is black and Rashad is whi. . . . wait a sec, . . . nevermind.
JK
Nothing would make me happier than to see Bones get absolutely starched. I mean lawnchair, falling tree, Terry Etim frozen in time kind of KO just for shits and giggles because I think he needs to get (as u said) some humility.
Fletch the V Stretch- April 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm
Yeah, I hope he gets folded like a bad hand in a high stakes game of poker. LOL at the racial joke against me.. for some reason they never get old.
BONGTAR- April 12, 2012 at 9:27 am
Thanks Science indeed! Love it.
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