Evans Calls Jones A Sneaky Snake, Has More Respect For Rampage
Rashad Evans will face Phil Davis at UFC 133 in place of an injured Jon Jones, the man he had hoped to be fighting for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title, and this week Yahoo! caught up with Evans and he discussed his training plans for the upcoming fight as well as his thoughts on how things played out with Jon Jones:
"Great team out there (at Jackson MMA_s partner gym, Grudge Training Center, including Nate Marquardt and Shane Carwin). It_s like family out there, but the thing about that is, they_re like team-affiliated with Jackson. I don_t want to put them in a position where they feel like they train with me and having to choose because of the way things are."
"I going to do a little bit in Florida, I_m going to do some in Arizona, and I_m going to try to get up to New York City and do some training."
"Me and Jardine are still tight. Jardine has his own gym out there, you know. And I said if I_m gonna go back out there and train, it_d be at his gym."
"I seen (Jon Jones) in Toronto (at UFC 129) and walked by him and he looked at me and said _what you looking at_ and I said _what you looking at."
"Jon will put on his Jon Jones hat when he_s in front of the media, but I know Jon Jones," Evans said. "I have more respect for _Rampage_ [Jackson] than I do for Jon. At least Rampage will be like _this is me, this is what you get._ He_s straight up, boom. I don_t like that sneaky, sneaky stuff. Jon is like sneaky. Snake ... snake."
"Yeah I was gettin_ into (the bitter twitter quarrel with Jones). I like to talk, and I was gettin_ real excited about it. There were a lot of things that made me mad about the whole situation so...I definitely wanted to address a few things."
"I seen him in Toronto and walked by him and he looked at me and said "What you lookin_ at?_ and I said "What you lookin_ at?" Then he said "You a clown!" and I said "You a clown!" and that was it....it was nothing."
"No, I will not be going back to Jackson_s. I_ll never go back to Jackson_s. Wait, because I don_t want to go back there I_m not goin to say never, I_m just gonna say I_m not going back."