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'Jealous' Rashad is mentally weak - Jones

ESPN staff
March 16, 2012
Jon Jones believes Rashad Evans wants to be him © Getty Images

Jon Jones has described Rashad Evans as "very weak emotionally", claiming the UFC light-heavyweight contender is jealous of his entire life.

Jones and Evans go back a long way, once describing each other as brothers due to their closeness at the Greg Jackson camp. However, a bitter divide has seen Rashad move away to form his own team, and now the pair will finally square off in the Octagon.

With little over a month remaining until their UFC 145 main event, Jones says he is convinced Evans will break mentally. The champion has previously expressed his wish that the pair can put their differences aside after their fight, but he believes Evans' envy of him will be the challenger's downfall.

"Jealousy fuels Rashad, to some degree," Jones said. "I think it's very weak emotionally on his part. That's why I can't wait for this fight to be over.

"I have no problem with him. Right now, I have my kids, I have my girl, we have our place together, I'm following my dreams. I'm doing the right things in life. I'm on the right track.

"Rashad is the one who looks at this whole story like, you know, this guy's went off and created his own team and he's left the people who were there for him in the beginning. He's the one who is going through this whirlwind in life right now.

"And I just can't wait to put him out of his misery and solidify me being the light-heavyweight champion and telling him to go have a seat somewhere."

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