The war of words between former teammates Jon “Bones” Jones and Rashad Evans started almost as fast as Jones wrapped the light heavyweight title around his waist.

The situation has been boiling over ever since with both fighters taking to Twitter to jab at one another until they finally meet in the Octagon.

Their meeting however has been delayed as thumb surgery will put Jones out of action for the next several months, and Evans will now face NCAA champion wrestler Phil Davis at UFC 133 in August. Still, just because they aren’t fighting now it doesn’t mean they’re aren’t a few questions to be answered.

One of them for Jones was a comment Evans made about him on Twitter calling him a ‘swagger jacker’. The UFC’s top light heavyweight explained exactly what that mean during the Super 7 meeting prior to UFC 129.

“Swagger is what makes you sexy, it’s what makes you, you,” Jones commented. “So we have this stylist whenever there’s really big events going on and they want us to look good, look our best. I think I was sent to the same exact stylist (as Rashad), and I ended up wearing the same shirt, the same suit and the same tie that Rashad wore like a year earlier.

“So I show up at Jay Leno with this suit on and he sees the suit and he’s like ‘oh you’re copying my style’. It was totally not intentional, but a little embarrassing.”

Same suit aside, the war of words has slowed down since Jones was forced out of their bout, but it doesn’t mean isn’t still a score to be settled.

For his part, Jones doesn’t hold any ill will towards Evans. As a matter of fact, he’s not sure where the ill will began, but he’s hoping when they fight at some point down the road they can close that chapter and go back to being friends.

“It’s definitely going to be huge for the sport, teammates fighting each other. You know Rashad, we were friends and hopefully we can be friends after the fight. It’s just business. Like if the Patriots had a friend on the Jets it’s not like they can’t play each other in the Super Bowl. You’ve just got to get the job done,” said Jones.

“I think this whole Rashad Evans situation is really weird because the night before my (Ryan) Bader fight he came to my dinner and told me I was getting the shot against Shogun and he gave me his blessing. Now suddenly I’m the guy who betrayed him and all this type of stuff. I really don’t know how that happened.”

If Evans wants his revenge he’ll have to get past Phil Davis first and then face Jon Jones in the future. This is one rivalry that is definitely to be continued…


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