View Full Version : Rashad Evans To Greg Jackson: "You F*#kin' Spilled The Milk, Clean It Up"


Dorian
03-21-2011, 11:55 PM
"You can't say you are not going to have anything to do with it when you are a big part of the reason why the situation originated. That's like spilling a glass of milk and then walking away and saying that you don't want to have anything to do with it. You f**kn spilled the milk...so you're at least going to help clean it up right?

"When Jon Jones came to the gym over a year ago Greg Jackson came to me and said, "listen, what do you feel about having this kid on the team?" I told him straight up that I didn't like it. I told him that the kid was talented and that the sky was the limit with him but that was the type of guy I wanted to fight not train with. Greg came back saying, "No, no, no this will be just like you and Keith where he will be just like a brother." I still told him that I didn't want to do that. Then Greg said if that situation ever did arise between Jones and I that he would have to turn the fight down because that's how it works. He would have to turn down the fight with me so that way I wouldn't be put in a position where I looked like a punk. That's how it works in the Greg Jackson system.

"After a while Greg was so high on this kid coming in and I met Jon Jones and he was a very nice and very sweet kid, so eventually I said f**k it, let' s bring him in. After he got there and I trained with him and tried him out a little bit, something didn't feel right so I moved my camp up to Denver to train at Grudge for awhile. That is where I spent the majority of my time over the past two fights."


"Jon and I were clicking on another level almost like I did with my first training partner. It was starting to get to the point where it was like what Keith and I have where we feel like brothers. We would share ideas and I wasn't holding back on him and I felt that he wasn't holding back on me and I knew that because there were days where Jon would have some rough days in the gym. We worked a rough pace and if you are competing at this level and you train with someone everyday you can tell when they are struggling. I did my best to help and I really felt that our friendship was on another level...but that wasn't the case.

"When the first opportunity came and he said that he would fight me if Dana said so, that to me stung more than anything. He said that he didn't want to lose his job and look man, the UFC isn't going to fire anyone because they are turning down fights. If anything it would mess up future opportunities for them and they weren't going to come to him and say, "if you don't fight Rashad you are kicked out of the UFC." That wasn't going to happen. I was always considerate and respectful to our system because if I had the belt then I would want you to do the same for me. Then he comes across on national TV and says that he will fight Rashad if Dana White tells me to and I felt so f**cking utterly disrespected.

"I mean it's one thing to say something in an interview but the least you could have picked up the phone and been like, "man I did an interview today and they kind of put me on the spot with a rough question and I answered it this way." At least give me the heads up so that way I know and not look at it if he's Judas or something. You know who Judas is? That interview was some backstabbing s**t but now it's like whatever because now I know the game he is playing. Then for Greg to sit back and say he doesn't want to have anything to do with it....why not? You f**kn created the situation. Be his coach and be in his corner. That's what you want so do it. I don't care if coaches against me. It doesn't even matter."

Source: Bloody Elbow.

Shabba Rank$
03-22-2011, 12:39 AM
Damn......

:nonono:

Move BRICKS
03-22-2011, 01:09 AM
I get what Rashad is saying. He's a product of Greg Jackson and was his star player, I'd feel like **** too if my coach swept me under the rug for a new talent, future champ or not.

Dorian
03-22-2011, 01:12 AM
This is getting heated. The UFC will milk this story. I can already see the promos.

BoxingTech718
03-22-2011, 02:15 AM
Rashad keep talking **** dude. He will just end up pissing off Jon and getting KTFO worse than Shogun did. His only hope is to try to LnP or hope Jon gasses.

GreatestIam
03-22-2011, 03:17 AM
Styles make fights, Rashad has ths tyle to give Jones some trouble...But thats it trouble!!!!!!

gigogreco
03-22-2011, 08:52 AM
I get what Rashad is saying. He's a product of Greg Jackson and was his star player, I'd feel like **** too if my coach swept me under the rug for a new talent, future champ or not.

agreed.

i think jackson saw something special in jones and wanted him to join the gym at all costs. jackson knew that jones would be a future force and that outweighed his relationship with evans.

kaps
03-22-2011, 12:18 PM
Of course Greg wants a fighter who actually finishes fights....

MetalVomit
03-22-2011, 06:55 PM
I get what Rashad is saying. He's a product of Greg Jackson and was his star player, I'd feel like **** too if my coach swept me under the rug for a new talent, future champ or not.

yeah, but how could it hurt to bring top talent to your crew? Rashad didn't like not being the top dog or what? that's like MJ saying, "nah, don't pick up Scottie Pippen, the kid looks like he'll be great". That's what I'm getting out of it anyway

kaps
03-22-2011, 07:32 PM
yeah, but how could it hurt to bring top talent to your crew? Rashad didn't like not being the top dog or what? that's like MJ saying, "nah, don't pick up Scottie Pippen, the kid looks like he'll be great". That's what I'm getting out of it anyway

Rashad wasn't top dog anyway. GSP was....

Las Vegas,
03-22-2011, 07:58 PM
This is all hype to sell PPVs.

Rashad knows how to sell PPVs and he's very good at it. I wouldn't be surprised if Rashad just sat out and let Jones get the shot because he knew he would win and he'd make way more money with Jones in a grudge match and potentially it could be an easier fight for Rashad.

This whole situation just seems way too fishy for me. Considering how this all started before the Shogun fight, Rashad was probably planning this from the start.

_original_
03-22-2011, 11:16 PM
Kirby;10272269']This is all hype to sell PPVs.

Rashad knows how to sell PPVs and he's very good at it. I wouldn't be surprised if Rashad just sat out and let Jones get the shot because he knew he would win and he'd make way more money with Jones in a grudge match and potentially it could be an easier fight for Rashad.

This whole situation just seems way too fishy for me. Considering how this all started before the Shogun fight, Rashad was probably planning this from the start.

I highly doubt this