Rashad Evans leaves Team Jackson, more open to fighting former freind, Jon Jones

Rashad Evans has confirmed the rumors that he has left Team Jackson and has move over to Trevor Wittman’s Grudge training camp on a permanent basis, something that shouldn’t affect him too much after spending much of his last two camps in Denver anyhow. When it comes to “former” friend and training partner, Jon Jones, “Suga” labels the UFC light heavyweight number one contender “insecure”.

Evans, speaking via BodyBuilding.com, said:

“Ya know, I don’t know how to judge the kid. It’s kinda messed up, to be honest. Ya know, I can’t control what anyone else says and it sounds to me like he’s a little bit insecure about the whole thing. Sometimes when you open your mouth you show what you’re afraid of more than anything. I don’t know why he has such an adverse response like that to me. I’ve never challenged him or made him feel like he should do that sort of thing. It sounds to me — if I was out of the situation — that he was feeling insecure about me.”

“I’m more open to fighting (Jon Jones) since everything went down. For my last camp when I got injured I went back to Albuquerque [to train with Greg Jackson] but I know I can go somewhere else to train. It may become more of a reality where I’m not using Greg at all. I’ve been playing around with the idea, thinking about where I’m gonna go and what I’m gonna do if this situation comes to a head. This situation is bigger than just me and Jon, it’s a team.”

“Just like the 155?ers are gonna have to decide ‘Okay, you know what, now we gotta separate, we gotta go.’ I mean we got Melvin Guillard, Clay Guida, Donald Cerrone and Joe Stevenson all in the same weight class. If we gotta fight, then we gotta get away from each other. I just have to sit down and decide, ‘What’s it gonna be?’ because there’s never gonna be no going back. There’s no makin’ it better or going back to the team after it’s done. If [Jones and I] agree to fight, if we say we’re gonna fight, it’s over. I would divorce myself from Jacksons.”

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