After Rashad Evans won The Ultimate Fighter, he started training with Greg Jackson. That partnership would last for several years until Evans left to start Blackzilians. The lack of one-on-one time was a major reason for Evans leaving.
Now with Evans coming off two straight losses and his job possibly being decided in his next fight, his former coach has no ill words.
“I hope that he wins and that he has a job because he’s a great guy, and no matter what he said or what he’s done, I’m not going to hold that against him,” said Jackson to Bloody Elbow. “I don’t hold grudges against friends that might have been a little too emotional at the time.”
First, Evans lost to one of Jackson’s pupils Jon Jones with the light heavyweight title being decided. That was followed with a decision defeat to Antônio Rogério Nogueira. Evans, a former UFC champion, now meets Dan Henderson at UFC 161.
That pay-per-view is June 15 from the MTS Centre. It’s the first time the UFC has visited Winnipeg.