Bones on Training with Evans’ Former Coaches: “It Almost Seems Not Fair”
STUDIO MMA, RIVERSIDE – This Saturday, April 21st, Jon Jones and Rashad Evans will finally get to settle their rivalry at UFC 145 in Atlanta, Georgia.
By now, most fans know that Jones will be cornered by Evans’ former trainers – Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn. Does that give the light heavyweight champ an advantage? Evans doesn’t think so, but Jones disagrees.
Evans was only interested in hanging out with the “elite” fighters at Jackson’s MMA and never went to team dinners, according to Jones.
There were people at Greg Jackson’s gym that he [Evans] never even said hi to. He may mourn the loss of the original team now — what Evans refers to as the “Jackson Five” — but when he was there he was only interested in hanging out with “the elites”. He’s never gone to a team dinner. He never went out and said, ‘Hey, let me buy these other guys a drink because I can afford it.’ It was not like that. He just had [Donald] ‘Cowboy’ [Cerrone], and basically the guys who had money in the bank and could hang with him, dress with him, and look good standing next to him at the club. That’s not a team member. I have the coaches that taught him how to fight. They taught him the guard passes he uses, the ground-and-pound system that he uses, the punches that he used to throw and the combinations. I mean, it almost seems not fair sometimes.”
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