Rashad Evans labels Jon Jones a Judas, disrespectful and a backstabber

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans has gone on the offensive again against former coach, Greg Jackson and former friend truned foe, Jon Jones, labelling the youngster a Judas, disrespectful and a backstabber.

Evans, speaking via BloodyElbow.com, said:

“When the first opportunity came and he said that he would fight me if Dana said so, that to me stung more than anything. He said that he didn’t want to lose his job and look man, the UFC isn’t going to fire anyone because they are turning down fights. If anything it would mess up future opportunities for them and they weren’t going to come to him and say, “if you don’t fight Rashad you are kicked out of the UFC.” That wasn’t going to happen. I was always considerate and respectful to our system because if I had the belt then I would want you to do the same for me. Then he comes across on national TV and says that he will fight Rashad if Dana White tells me to and I felt so fucking utterly disrespected.”

“I mean it’s one thing to say something in an interview but the least you could have picked up the phone and been like, “man I did an interview today and they kind of put me on the spot with a rough question and I answered it this way.” At least give me the heads up so that way I know and not look at it if he’s Judas or something. You know who Judas is? That interview was some backstabbing shit but now it’s like whatever because now I know the game he is playing. Then for Greg to sit back and say he doesn’t want to have anything to do with it….why not? You fuckin created the situation. Be his coach and be in his corner. That’s what you want so do it. I don’t care if coaches against me. It doesn’t even matter.”

“I have a lot of motivation. I feel disrespected on many levels and the worst part is that it comes from people who I felt were like family. I would have done anything for Greg Jackson, and I would still do anything for Greg Jackson but I felt disrespected beyond belief. I feel disrespected by Jon because when I think about when we trained or when we were chilling, was the shit even real? Or was he just trying to be a master manipulator and try to manipulate the situation so he could get what he wanted out of it? I don’t know and that is a question that I have in my mind but when I get down to it…that doesn’t even matter because we are going to get in there and we are going to fight. People want to say “oh my God Jon is this and that” but Jon Jones is Jon Jones to me. He’s another fighter I have to face. I’ve seen them all and I’ve trained with the best. I’ve seen all the shades of greatness and how this one was supposed to do this and this one was supposed to do that. It’s all the same and it doesn’t even matter.”

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