It’s no secret that there’s no love lost between former light-heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, who argued their way through TUF season 10, and even after Evans claimed a decision win over Jackson last year the feud has rumbled on.
So much so in fact that in a new interview with MMA30, Evans reveals that just days earlier he got into a physical confrontation with his rival at a Las Vegas nightclub.
“I’d fight Rampage right now. You know what, I almost fought him the other day. I seen him at Access right, and I go up to him and give him his props for his win, you know, he beat Machida, I beat Machida.”
…Evans memory might be a little foggy on that since he actually got KO’d by Machida, but we’ll not let that get in the way of a good story…
“I said, you kind of used a bit of my strategy in that fight. “What you talkin’ bout?” I said, well I mean, you were taking him down a lot, and you said I wrestled you a lot, so you said I was kind of weak for doing that, but then you go and do the same thing. “I don’t know what you talking ’bout.” I said, ‘whatever.’
“So we got into each other’s face for a little bit, and then this fool had the nerve to hit me. He slapped me. He’s like, ‘Man, get out of here.’ Then I slapped him back and then the bouncers came and that was that.”
Watch the full interview below in which Evans also talks about his knee injury and his promise to never fight his team-mate Jon Jones who will now take his place against ‘Shogun’ Rua at UFC 128 in March.