Although Rashad Evans (Pictured) and Jon Jones exchanged plenty of insults leading up to Saturday’s UFC 145 showdown, the archenemies previously suggested they might bury the hatchet once they finished beating each other’s brains in.
After cruising to a unanimous decision victory inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Jones appeared willing to wipe the slate clean after wiping the mat with his friend-turned-foe. “Suga,” on the other hand, is still bitter about how their relationship soured and is in pursuit of a rematch.
“I still don’t like [Jon],” Evans stated on FUEL TV’s post-fight show. “He fought a good fight and I got to respect him as a fighter, and I had respect for him as a fighter before, but no, I still don’t, nah…
“I’ll tell you what, we’re gonna fight again.”
During the post-fight press conference, Jones said he would like to pry open the lines of communication between he and his prior teammate. However, any friendship rekindling would be done privately among the rivals.
“Bones” might be interested in becoming buddies with his former mentor, but Evans seems content on climbing back up the 205-pound totem pole for another shot at the division’s king. Although Evans dropped a landslide loss, he can hang his hat on the fact that he pushed Jones further than any man has ever done before.
On the flipside, there are no moral victories in the fight business. So at the end of the day, a loss is a loss and Evans now has two of them on his résumé.