After Jon Jones took to Twitter to let fans know that Rashad Evans had been calling him names via txt message, Evans went on record and denied sending any txts to Jones referring to him as a "fake ass white boy" but, when Cagepotato.com revealed a photo the messages on Jones_ phone, Evans went on the defensive while a guest on MMAWeekly.com Radio about what he said and why:
"Yeah I did say that to him but he also said a lot of things to me that I didn_t want to put out there. I mean, we were arguing - I said a lot of things, he did, back and forth, you know? But I did call him a fake ass white boy, I did," Evans said.
"But its not that I think being a white boy is a bad thing, its not against white people in general. Its an insult to him because he_s not white, you can see where the insult comes in. That_s the extent of the insult right there - its not an insult against white people, its that he_s black and I_m calling him white.
"It made him mad because he posted it on the internet - and what kind of move is that anyway? That_s like high school, grade school s--t - â€˜Look what Rashad said to me! Look everyone, look, look!_ - what I am gonna do, call my mom coz Jon Jones said a bunch of mean things to me?"
"If I offended anybody I deeply do apologise, some of my best friends are white," he laughed. "I got no problem with white people it was just a simple fact that to be a black person and be called something that you are not is very offensive."