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Maldonado136 04-23-2009 06:32 PM

Evans and Jackson altercation at photo shoot
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Evans and Jackson Altercation At UFC Photo Shoot

While UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans might be focused on challenger Lyoto Machida, by no means has he forgotten about Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

He says the two nearly came to blows at a recent UFC photo shoot.

Some intrepid UFC staffers booked them on the same day, and things got ugly for a spell.

"I looked at him and he walked out of the room," Evans told MMAInsider. "He was like, 'that's messed up putting us together.' They tried to separate us, and the UFC walked him out in the hallway and walked me out in the hallway. And they walked me into the same hallway he was at.

"I looked at him and I was like, what, man? He was like, 'Rashad don't talk to me, man! Don't talk to me! Don't say nothin' to me! You don't know me! You don't know me!' The (expletive) I need to know you for?"

Eventually, cooler heads prevailed, and the photo shoot went on. But Evans filed it in the motivation bank for later.

Following UFC 96, the two went nose-to-nose for forty heated seconds to hype a future showdown.

Later, Jackson bowed out of a quick turnaround meeting with the champ at UFC 98, citing jaw surgery that would make him unavailable.

Many fans wrote the encounter and its aftermath off as hype, part of the business of promoting. Evans maintains it was all real.

"(My camp) was laughing about it, but I was pissed," he said. "I felt mad because I felt like he disrespected Keith a little bit. Keith tried his ass off and he had a good fight, and Rampage didn't look all that good to be acting like he killed him or something. I just didn't like that. Whenever you invest in any of your partners, and when it doesn't turn around the way you want it to turn out, it kind of hurts your feelings a little bit. And that's what happened."

Before 96, he says he got along fine with the former champ, which takes him away from all-out hatred. He's happy to face challenger Lyoto Machida on May 23rd, but looks forward to the day he can squash the recent animosity with Rampage.

"I don't dislike him, but I really want to whup his ass, you know what I'm saying?" Evans said. "I don't know where that falls. I like Quinton. He's a funny guy, and a great person, but I really want to beat his ass. Is that too much of a hypocrisy?"

http://www.mmaweekly.com/blog/2009/0...ion-at-ufc.asp

Miss Foxy 04-23-2009 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Maldonado136
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Evans and Jackson Altercation At UFC Photo Shoot

While UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans might be focused on challenger Lyoto Machida, by no means has he forgotten about Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

He says the two nearly came to blows at a recent UFC photo shoot.

Some intrepid UFC staffers booked them on the same day, and things got ugly for a spell.

"I looked at him and he walked out of the room," Evans told MMAInsider. "He was like, 'that's messed up putting us together.' They tried to separate us, and the UFC walked him out in the hallway and walked me out in the hallway. And they walked me into the same hallway he was at.

"I looked at him and I was like, what, man? He was like, 'Rashad don't talk to me, man! Don't talk to me! Don't say nothin' to me! You don't know me! You don't know me!' The (expletive) I need to know you for?"

Eventually, cooler heads prevailed, and the photo shoot went on. But Evans filed it in the motivation bank for later.

Following UFC 96, the two went nose-to-nose for forty heated seconds to hype a future showdown.

Later, Jackson bowed out of a quick turnaround meeting with the champ at UFC 98, citing jaw surgery that would make him unavailable.

Many fans wrote the encounter and its aftermath off as hype, part of the business of promoting. Evans maintains it was all real.

"(My camp) was laughing about it, but I was pissed," he said. "I felt mad because I felt like he disrespected Keith a little bit. Keith tried his ass off and he had a good fight, and Rampage didn't look all that good to be acting like he killed him or something. I just didn't like that. Whenever you invest in any of your partners, and when it doesn't turn around the way you want it to turn out, it kind of hurts your feelings a little bit. And that's what happened."

Before 96, he says he got along fine with the former champ, which takes him away from all-out hatred. He's happy to face challenger Lyoto Machida on May 23rd, but looks forward to the day he can squash the recent animosity with Rampage.

"I don't dislike him, but I really want to whup his ass, you know what I'm saying?" Evans said. "I don't know where that falls. I like Quinton. He's a funny guy, and a great person, but I really want to beat his ass. Is that too much of a hypocrisy?"

http://www.mmaweekly.com/blog/2009/0...ion-at-ufc.asp

Duh?!?! Smart *ss..We could all do without the Ebonics..!!!

J.B. 04-23-2009 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Melissa Villaseņor
Duh?!?! Smart *ss..We could all do without the Ebonics..!!!

:rolleyes:

How do you think Rampage talks? :laugh:

Miss Foxy 04-23-2009 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by JB Rattlesnake
:rolleyes:

How do you think Rampage talks? :laugh:

I am not gonna battle down with whose more ethnic. Fact is Evans P'sd me off so bad that is war on him...In my world..:mad0233:

J.B. 04-23-2009 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Melissa Villaseņor
I am not gonna battle down with whose more ethnic. Fact is Evans P'sd me off so bad that is war on him...In my world..:mad0233:

:laugh:

You are the one talking about ebonics, and it's not even like what he said was that ghetto.

Thats fine if you wanna be hater, at least you are honest about it! :)

Miss Foxy 04-23-2009 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by JB Rattlesnake
:laugh:

You are the one talking about ebonics, and it's not even like what he said was that ghetto.

Thats fine if you wanna be hater, at least you are honest about it! :)

Gimme something to hate on? Dude seriously just because I dont agree with you or you dont agree with me does not constitute me as a hater. As if!:angry: The way I was brought up "you know what im saying" is not proper English maybe on the streets but at a press conference..I guess others consider that talk charming..

Hughes_GOAT 04-23-2009 07:19 PM

i like Evans...i used to not like him on TUF. Matt had issues with him too.

J.B. 04-23-2009 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Melissa Villaseņor
Gimme something to hate on? Dude seriously just because I dont agree with you or you dont agree with me does not constitute me as a hater. As if!:angry:


It's not about disagreeing, you ARE being a hater. You are saying that because you don't like Rashad it's okay to blast him at every chance you get. It's not like you gave any sort of legit criticism from what the article said, you just blasted the way he talks.

It's not a big deal, we are all haters from time to time.

Miss Foxy 04-23-2009 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by JB Rattlesnake
It's not about disagreeing, you ARE being a hater. You are saying that because you don't like Rashad it's okay to blast him at every chance you get. It's not like you gave any sort of legit criticism from what the article said, you just blasted the way he talks.

It's not a big deal, we are all haters from time to time.

You know the irony in this? I liked Evans and actually even addressed that here on the forum. My problem now is his comments towards Chuck were in my opinion rude. Yes, I did blast the way he talks.. Just my honest opinion.

J.B. 04-23-2009 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Melissa Villaseņor
You know the irony in this? I liked Evans and actually even addressed that here on the forum. My problem now is his comments towards Chuck were in my opinion rude. Yes, I did blast the way he talks.. Just my honest opinion.

I get that you don't like his comments about Chuck, but that is a different topic all together. In my opinion, what he said about Chuck was not ill intended or out of line. Regardless, if somebody just criticizes someone for the sake of doing it, and there is no substance to what they saying then they are generally being a hater. I don't say it to slight you, as I said I think we are all haters from time to time.


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