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Evans: “I don’t need weak, fake friends like Jones & Jackson”

Following the break-up of Rashad Evans from Jackson’s MMA, the drama continues between Evans and Jon Jones. Evans retorts through MMAMania to recent comments made in the media by Jon Jones and Greg Jackson. The picture painted by a dejected Evans in the interview shows himself ignored and dumped out like yesterdays trash for the sake of “The wave of the future [Jon Jones]”..

“I told Greg no (about Jon Jones joining Jackson’s MMA) and Greg went to Phil Nurse and talked to him about it and tried to convince Phil to convince me to let him on the team. Chris Luttrell is pretty much the guy that’s Greg first guy. He’s from way back in the day. He told Chris that he wants Jones because he’s the wave of the future. Ask any of those guys and they’ll corroborate my story.”

“I told him I didn’t want (Jones) on the team and I didn’t feel comfortable with him on the team. Greg was really hard-headed about it. Greg said we’d never fight and we were brothers. I trusted Greg with my life so I finally said ‘to hell with it.'”

“I talked to Phil Nurse the other day and he told me that he feels like crap because, ‘you told us this was gonna happen and we didn’t listen.’ I say this because I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. It wasn’t about him being on the team. What’s done is done. The thing that upsets me about Jon is how he threw me under the bus because he said he’d fight me after all that time we said we wouldn’t fight each other… It was a snake move and I don’t like snake moves. Be a man.”

“I went through the situation with Keith (Jardine). Keith didn’t like it either because he was fighting up-and-coming guys and he was concerned he’d have to be in a situation where’d he’s be forced to fight Jon to keep his job. It took Keith a really long time before he was comfortable enough to even train with him.”

“(Jon Jones) gets beat in practice. He gets beat up just like anybody else, just like any other fighter. I’d never take away his talent, but when it comes to acting with integrity. It pisses me off beyond belief.”

“Jon is always trying to say the right things and be perceived a certain way. Just keep it real. Now I know what time it is. Now I know that you would fight me. You must have been thinking of this for a long time. You must have been keeping score, taking notes during training for a long time.”

“I’ll be respectful when I see (Greg Jackson or Jon Jones) … When you see people’s true colors, what more do you need to see? I want real friends. I don’t want friends who are only circumstantial. I want somebody who will be there for me when I need help. I don’t need weak, fake friends.”

“The last thing Greg said to me was if you can’t trust your friends, you can’t trust anybody.”

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