That Chael Sonnen guy certainly knows how to stir up drama. Although the controversial middleweight has absolutely nothing to do with this weekend’s UFC 128 show, Sonnen sent shockwaves throughout the MMA community Monday night when he tweeted Rashad Evans had left Greg Jackson’s famed academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
While Sonnen didn’t provide a reason as to why “Sugar” bounced from the gym that helped make him famous, as he’s only permitted 140 characters on Twitter to get his point across, he did offer up a 50% discount on his official fight shorts!
Nonetheless, Glenn Robinson of Authentic Sports Management told MMAFighting on Tuesday morning his client hasn’t made any decisions regarding his training future. However, he did hint changes could be coming somewhere down the line.
“[Evans] hasn’t decided what he is going to do with training,” Robinson said of the former light heavyweight champ.
According to Robinson, Evans will await the outcome of Saturday’s title fight between his former/current buddy Jon Jones and champion Mauricio “Shougn” Rua before determining his fate. If “Bones” wins and UFC president Dana White remains adamant over teammates fighting each other, it might just be time for Evans to jump ship.
“If they decided to fight, obviously they both can’t train at the same place,” Robinson suggested.
Grudge Training Center in Denver, Colorado is an extension of Jackson’s regime and is home to fellow UFC stars Shane Carwin, Brendan Schaub and Nate Marquardt. However, that gym may still be too close to the inner circle.
Evans was slated to challenge Shogun for his crown on Saturday, but was replaced by Jones after suffering a last-minute injury.