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Jon Jones versus Rashad Evans is official for April

Nick Diaz vs GSP may be scuttled but when you think about it the UFC has been pretty lucky lately with how everything has fallen into place. A gift decision saved them the Chael Sonnen v Anderson Silva superfight and then there’s also Rashad Evans v Jon Jones to look forward to. Not only did Rashad dominate Phil Davis, he managed to walk away without injury and is now official for April 21st.

Two out of three isn’t that bad, especially considering the UFC’s track record of getting big fights off the ground in 2011. Unfortunately, it does mean we’ll have to hear more petty back and forth between Jon and Rashad as to who is responsible for ruining the flower of their friendship:

Evans said that an interview Jones did on Versus changed things. Jones said he would fight Evans, and that was the beginning of the end of their relationship.

“He was asked the question by Ariel Helwani and he said, ‘I would fight Rashad if [UFC president] Dana White told us to, because I wouldn’t want to get fired.’ ” Evans said.

“But so what, say he did that interview or whatever, people say things during interviews. But at that point, if he’d have shot me a text and said, ‘Listen, bro, this is what was said. This is what I meant by the whole thing,’ it would have been all good. I never would have fought Jon.”

Oh noes, Jon said he’d be okay with Rashad getting a title shot if that’s what the UFC wanted. And he didn’t even text Rashad afterwards to explain! That’s just improper fight etiquette right there, and the reason why Rashad went from never wanting to fight Jon ever to suddenly hating him and everything he stands for. Seems reasonable. If you’re a 14 year old girl. Now let’s try to ignore the inane details and focus on what a great scrap it’s going to be!

  • CAP

    Good. Let these bitches settle it already.

  • Reverend Clint

    I bet rashtard doesnt get txts on his bedazzled flip phone

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    So tired of this shit.  Can’t wait for them to fight but don’t wanna hear them talk anymore.

    Hadn’t Rashad already left the camp by the time this shit happened?  I seem to recall an interview with Whitman or someone who said he’d been at Reign and/or Florida for a year before the title fight situation happened.  Wasn’t he bothered by all the attention Jones was getting in camp or having another LHW in the camp anyway?

    Shit.  I’m already tired of writing about it.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Rashad stopped training at Jacksons after the Machida fight I think, ever since then he has been slowly distancing himself from Jacksons.

  • glassjawsh

    ^ he was with Grudge for a while, which is affiliated with Jackson’s. I think it’s mike winklejon’s gym.

    anyhow, who cares if they both whine too much? complaining about this fight in any way shape or form takes away from the fact that it’s THE BEST POSSIBLE MATCHUP AT 205 by about a million bazillion

    just be stoked it’s finally happening you penis mouths

    ps. rashart’s got this

  • Giallo

    I’m tired of hearing about these ex butt buddies and their lovers spat

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