It is no secret that former teammates Rashad Evans and Jon Jones dislike each other. After Jones said that he needed surgery and a delay to his first title defense, Rashad Evans chose to take a fight with Phil Davis. Rashad has recently been very outspoken about the fact that he truly believes that Jones is ducking him and avoiding their fight.
He spoke about it on Pro MMA Radio. Rashad stated, "It’s hard for me to imagine with Jon thinking he’s so great and that he thinks he can beat me but it’s just odd. When you don’t take a fight with somebody for one reason or another, that’s one thing, but to make up an injury, say you have an injury and you go as far as to say you’ll have surgery and then you don’t have it. That’s clearly a sign that you don’t want to fight somebody.”
Whether there is any truth to Rashad's theory or not, it does seem to make some sense. Jones seemed certain that he needed surgery and now he suddenly decides to forgo an operation after Evans had already secured another bout.
Now that Rashad is slated to fight Phil Davis at UFC 133 in August, the match smells like a number one contender bout.
Here is the full quote from Evans.