After initially denying Jon Jones’ claims that he called him a “fake a** white boy,” Rashad Evans was forced to admit that he made the comment after Jones posted a screenshot of Evans’ text message online.
During an appearance on MMAWeekly Radio, Evans discussed the latest chapter in the beef with his former teammate and current light heavyweight champion.
“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,” said Evans. “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 a** white boy, I did. But, it’s not that I think being a white boy is a bad thing, it’s not against white people in general. It’s 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, it’s 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 sh** — ‘Look what Rashad said to me! Look everyone, look, look!’ — what I am gonna do, call my mom ’cause Jon Jones said a bunch of mean things to me?”
Evans explained that the insult was not rooted in any racist ideology, just that he was trying to piss Jones off.
“If I offended anybody I deeply do apologize, some of my best friends are white,” said “Suga.” “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.”
Jones and Evans have gone back and forth ever since Evans was forced out of a title shot against then-champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua with an injury, Jones stepped up, took the belt and indicated publicly that he is willing to fight Evans — even after they vowed never to do so. Their feud has created a rift in the Greg Jackson team where they once trained together and has escalated continuously since it began.