UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones felt betrayed by Rashad Evans after the two separated. Since that time, Jones has successfully defeated Evans, but that doesn’t mean the two will ever be as close as they once were.
“I have no intention of ever rekindling a relationship with Rashad,” said Jones, in the most recent edition of ESPN The Magazine. “After all we’ve gone through, you can’t undo what’s been done. We have no reason to reconnect. Rashad is conniving and manipulative.”
Evans left Jackson MMA after Jones took his spot and won the UFC 205-pound title from Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. After Evans recovered and secured his shot at the title, the two engaged in several “he said, he said” arguments over what went down during their time at the New Mexico-based gym.
Jones is currently filming for The Ultimate Fighter 17, as he will coach opposite Chael Sonnen. As for Evans, he is set to square off with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in early 2013, his first fight since the loss to Jones.