Mike Winkeljohn called Rashad Evans, no answer, going to train Jon Jones

Top rated MMA coach, Mike Winkeljohn has revealed that he will indeed train the newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones when he faces former student and friend, Rashad Evans after “Suga” refused to answer his calls.

Winkeljohn, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“All I know is how it unfolded in my eyes as all of a sudden Rashad Evans goes to Denver. He says he wanted to work on his wrestling and they have some great wrestlers up there. I never told him to go away from his wrestling, I was just trying to turn him into the best striker in the light heavyweight division, and I wasn’t involved in his next few camps. Greg (Jackson) would go up there and work the corner, I’m not sure how much he actually worked with him in the meantime. So in my eyes, Rashad kind of left the camp, well he kind of left me at least.”

“In the meantime, I texted him and said what do you want me to do? Do you want me to teach Jon Jones? I called him. He didn’t answer my phone calls. So I’m honestly going to still train this kid. He’s a great kid. Jon Jones didn’t do anything wrong. He comes to camp and just learns and tries hard and studies.”

“I’m a little bit different than Greg. I’m going to work with Jon Jones. If Jon Jones wants me there, I’m going to continue to work with him. It’s going to be very hard coaching against Rashad Evans, but that’s kind of how I looked at it. I don’t want the public or anyone to think I’m picking Jon Jones over Rashad. I didn’t do that. If I was still working with Rashad, I would back out.”

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