Watch The Countdown To UFC 145: Jones Vs. Evans
What’s beef? In the world of mixed martial arts it can be defined right now as the heated rivalry between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former friend, training partner, and champion Rashad Evans. The two are scheduled to clash this Saturday at UFC 145 in Atlanta, GA.
It’s much more than a fight as Jones and Evans are quite familiar with one another. Aside from Evans and Jones being friends, the two trained together as a part of Greg Jackson‘s camp in New Mexico. Evans was the former champion helping to groom the young Jones to be great. However, things fell apart when the student surpassed the teacher and Jones became arguably the second best pound for pound fighter in the world while claiming the UFC 205 lbs title with an extraordinary string of dominant victories. When Jones allegedly broke the rule by saying that he would fight his training partner, all hell broke loose. Now, with Evans leaving his old camp and starting a new one, his sights are set firmly on teaching the student that he hasn’t learned everything. The two will meet in a fight that means more than the title. It’s about pride and respect.
Watch The Countdown To UFC 145: Jones Vs. Evans to get a better grasp on this heated feud.