Rashad Evans accuses Jon Jones of faking hand surgery to avoid facing him

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans has accused his former friend and current champion, Jon Jones of ducking him after his hand surgery was cancelled and he had meetings with the UFC about his next fight inside the octagon.

Rashad, posting via his Twitter account, said:

“Question: if u r or were so confident then y fake a thumb injury? Cuz just between me & y’all he don’t need surgery! … but I ain’t one 2 gossip so u didnt hear it from me! (ala Living Color) 4 u young folk! Lol … If I’m lying, I’m dying! Ask @jonnybones when is his surgery & who was his dr! He so fake he fake surgeries!! Now that’s fake!”

Jones later Tweeted himself:

“Rashad go ahead and try to play me now, never have I seen a man so Jealous and Self Centered. I almost feel bad for you. Truly looking forward to getting back with the coaches so that We can begin preparing for you. It will be the most magnificent training champ yet #PROMISE.”

Jones’ management quickly attempted to offer their own explanation about what was going on, confirming they met with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta about his next fight inside the octagon:

“I guess its time to put out the truth. @Jonnybones suffered a tear in his thumb in 2 different spots… Every dr he saw said to have surgery … We went to meet with the surgeon on wed and after he looked at @Jonnybones he thought that surgery was a bit invasive and bones didn’t have … to have if he didn’t want to. @Jonnybones decided against surgery and we immediately met with dana and lorenzo the next day to get his next fight scheduled … For the record, every doctor @Jonnybones saw was a @UFC referred doctor. The very last one on the day before surgery thought against it … No @Jonnybones is not fighting rashad. Rashad is fighting phil davis. I’ll let you know who or when jon will fight real soon … (he’ll fight again) by the end of the year. … And just so we’re clear, @Jonnybones is not medically cleared to fight until June 11, But hey, I guess that’s all a lie, huh?”

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